The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 312, 313, 314, 315

So we all know that when I miss more than one or two days posting that I am struggling! Not so bad this time though. I pulled myself together in time. I lost .8lbs this week. Not so stellar. Yes! I know, we count every single ounce. I know, and believe me I am grateful. I just know I could have done better. This week started 0ut rough. I messed up food wise on Sunday after weigh in and then had a bit of cat emergency right at bedtime and then had to get up a little early today which resulted in less sleep. I am not downing myself, but at some point my sleep has to become a priority for me! The cat emergency aside (cat is fine) I never get enough sleep. I end up averaging less than 6 hours a night which means the next day I am dragging myself around by the seat of my pants all day!

I am doing better now, but I had to make the decision to do better this morning when faced with food choices. I was pulled toward the bad stuff but I want to eat the good stuff because it makes me feel better.

Next step? Get my butt back to the gym tomorrow! This is not a negative post! This is me realizing where I've gone wrong and getting myself together!

The second week of the Freedom Challenge ended today:

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. actually I did really well on this one this past week!

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. I was extremely active this week...but we know that it isn't the same thing as working out! I only went to the gym once! Back to self bootcamp!

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. Might meed to readjust this goals focus a little. I need to get more sleep and I have not been sleeping well. I was thinking of trying some meditation (don't I keep saying that?) before bed tonight to see if it helps. It's hot and that seems to be all I can focus on.

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. My house looks really good right now, including my stove I am proud to say. Now I need to tackle my bedroom!

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! Same as last week!

1 chicken sandwich: 6
1 cup mixed fruit: 1
a few french fries: 3
1 cup rice: 5
1 veggie burger: 2
2 tbsp light mayo: 2
1 pudding cup: 2
1 1/2 serving pasta: 6
1 serving sauce (many veggies!): 3
1 sand thin: 1
1/2 serving lunch meat: 1
1/2 oz cheese: 1
1 tbsp light ranch: 1
1 slice tomato: 0
1 serving spinach: 0


Miz said...

thats all this stuff is huh?
living choice by choice and knowing that we are only as far off or away from our path as our next choice.

glad youre back to blogging...


Big Clyde said...

Looks like a good plan. This is tough stuff to do, but you seem really determined!

bloojay said...

I was beginning to wonder if you were just busy or having a hard week. Sounds like you are still chugging along though, even over the bumps in the road. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

:D Overall, it looks like you had a very good week! Progress, not perfection, leads to freedom. :D

I have trouble with getting enough sleep, too. And my average also seems to be about 6 hours a night--then I'll have a day where I make some of that up.

I took my sleep off of my goal list, tho, and am working at it a little less rigiedly than to bed at X and up at X.

That was making me feel anxious, rather than rested. shrug. We all have our own craziness, huh?

so glad you joined the challenge. :D

For freedom!


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Rettakat said...

I'm glad you got the runaway team of horses halted, and turned around, and trotting off in the right direction!!

It takes a lot of oomph to do that, but you DID. I hope you are able to work out the sleep thing... it's a biggee, affecting everything, as you already know. I don't remember whether or not you've tried Melatonin?? 1 mg a half hour before bedtime works great for me. (it's a hormone, so you might check with your doctor first.) But it is so relaxing, and no hang over the next morning.


Emily said...

I couldn't help but notice how far you've already come with your weight loss journey. Congrats on fitting into that dress so nicely in one of your previous posts- that's an awesome feeling, isn't it? :) Keep up the good work!!!

- Emily

Jenn9474 said...

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Ann (and my profile) said...

WOW,you are doing GREAT! We are close to the same weight, only I'm just beginning my weight loss journey. You've come such a long way already, and in such a short time, with a wonderful attitude to help you along! I love it! It will be fun to follow your progress. It isn't about perfection, but perseverance. Keep up the good work! xx Ann