The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 308

Today has been a rather long day, but for the most part a relaxing one. I woke up exhausted. I slept for 6 hours and woke up so tired that my eyes were burning for sleep. I tried going back to sleep and could not. I think I'm wound up about something. It is so hard for me to let stress go and not turn it into anxiety. It is something I've been working on, but haven't made much progress with. It's a journey right? I'm not currently down or anything, just weirdly overstimulated.

I did go to the gym today and my food was good, so I can count the day as a win right? Then I finished watching Season 1 of Merlin. I am quite officially in love.

We are at the end of the first week of The Freedom Challenge!

My goals were:
1. To eat on plan every day from now on, including 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. I have been struggling with that and it has been holding me back. I have been kicking but on this one so far. I come pretty close to my goal or meet it every day, even though WW currently says I need only eat 5 servings a day. (9 servings if you were over 350lbs.)

2. Exercise at least 5 days a week, at the gym or at home. I've been getting better at this but I think its important to keep this goal in mind. This one is not yet on point but I gave it effort. Generally I do not (and sometimes can not) exercise at all during slasher week, but I managed this time.

3. Wake up and get up with my husband. Do not sleep in every day. Another so far so good here. Getting up on time makes it a less stressful day most of the time.

4. Get my housework done every day (including be up on my laundry) so that that particular stress doesn't keep me from the gym. Been doing alright on that one. The one thing I have been neglecting is my stove. I need to take it apart and clean the inside.

5. Track my food more diligently so that I'm not stuck trying to remember what I ate at night. This continues to be an issue for me. I have been doing really well at this recently, and hopefully that continues. When I track well, I lose more weight!

I think I have had a good week and good results from the last week so onward parade!

2 ww lf waffles: 2
1 serving reduced cal syrup: 2
1 banana: 2
1 serving craisins: 2
1 serving to die for pot roast: 6
1 serving roasted carrots: 0
1 serving roasted red potatoes: 3
1 can soup: 3
1/2 serving cheese: 1
1 serving cheddar rice crisps: 2
1 plum: 1
1 serving craisins: 2
1 baked potato: 5
w/cheese: 2
1 small chili (Yes, I got my dinner from Wendy's. I've been exhausted all day!): 4
1 ww ice cream: 1

Recently it has come to my attention that I was not eating enough meat, or protein (this is recent) and that perhaps that also slowed down my weight loss. I kicked up the protein a little and got much better results. Hmm.


Anonymous said...

You did great on your challenge goals! Congratulations!

I sure can relate to the stress into anxiety bit. I can get to feeling overwhelmed in a split second. Hate that!

I find the protein comment interesting. I've been low on protein for the last couple of weeks. That's not ordinarily a problem for me and I'm not sure why I've had the deficit lately, but I think I'll pay closer attention there. hmmmm.

For freedom!


Rettakat said...

Hey, how great that you did well on week one of the challenge!
I can relate to the less-stress-if-get-up-on-time part... ditto here!


bloojay said...

I find making green smoothies every day helps get down the full serving of veggies. You make them with fruit juices, frozen fruit, and whatever veggies you want. The fruit covers up the taste of the veggies.... I like to throw in some leaves from herbs I grow too like lemon balm (lemony flavor without tartness) and stevia (a natural herbal sweetener). Anyway, 15 minutes and you have a blenderful and can sip it at your leisure... very filling and makes great healthy meal replacement too, kinda like drinking a salad lol.