Current weight: 227.3 lbs. Weight lost this week: +1 lbs. Total weight lost: -37.1 lbs.
I’ve not worked out much over this past week as we were in Minnesota for several days with my dad. Thankfully, my eating has been under control and has been going really well. I think my Wednesday weigh-in was a fluke as I had been weighing 225.9/225.7 for the past few days.
I’ve noticed a change in my attitude towards eating. I’ve really been evaluating the whole eating clean thing. I’ve realized how important it is to me and how much I really want to stick with it. Eating clean is more important with each article I read, documentary I watch, and conversation I have. I know a guy who has been having massive pancreas issues for years. He recently started eating clean and vegan. Within two days, the amount of medication he had to take had been lessened by over half. If that’s not enough to convince you, check out this website (Cancer Research UK). It’s dedicated to linking healthy eating to healthy life. It’s worth a look.
Even though I gained weight this week, I’m not sure what else I could have done with the week’s events. Regardless, here we go:
What I’m changing for this coming week: Getting to the gym five times! What I am looking forward to when I lose this weight: Inspiring people the way I am inspired by others who have gotten to their goal weight.
I’ve noticed that many people who resolve to lose weight will wait until January 1st. Why not? It’s the beginning of a new year and a new you. The holiday season is finally over, meaning no more tempting spreads of cookies, cakes, and other delectable treats. It also means that, for the first time in a month and a half, you will (finally) have time in your schedule. But, let’s just be honest with ourselves for one minute. Most resolutions that you made on January 1st have already fallen by the wayside. Most changes you wanted to implement didn’t stick.
Waiting until January 1st to start your weight loss journey is, in my humble opinion, a mistake. It gives your mind the impression that health can wait. After these past few weeks of my family’s crazy health scares, I’ve learned one thing: prolonging poor health will catch up with you quickly. If you want to be healthy, start today. Make one little change. It only takes a few times of making a better choice (orange over donut), to realize it is easier than you think. You will have hard days. There will be nights when you are in bed that you are reminding yourself “tomorrow is a new day and doesn’t have to be anything like today.” There will be sweat, tears, and lots of salads, but it is totally worth it. With each healthier choice you make, you are refusing to be unhealthy and overweight. Weight loss has to begin the day you resolve to change.
As a result of my dad’s surgery, Brian and I headed up to Rochester this morning. It was so good to see my dad and see him taking walks less than 12 hours after surgery. I’m glad we are here as I will be able to see my grandma (on my dad’s side) who had heart surgery on Monday. I feel stretched thin (figuratively) from all of the trips we have made over the last two months. All but one have been motivated because of a family emergency. I miss visiting because we thought it would be fun! I told my family they need to get through June without someone going to the hospital. : )
Thankfully, my dad is doing much better and will hopefully go home Saturday or Sunday. He still has one more surgery ahead due to the current health issues. All of these health related emergencies has made me feel the urgency of getting healthy. Weight loss is key for my health – I can do this.
Current weight: 226.3 lbs. Weight lost this week: -0.6 lbs. Total weight lost: -38.1 lbs.
This week has been super hectic. We went to Louisville to visit my sister and her family. It was such a good time to see them. I cannot believe how fast kids grow up! The twins are only 2, but every time I see them, it’s like they are new people. I didn’t get to the gym for a whole week, but I’ve been making it a point to be active and watch what I eat. It helped with the fact that the gym wasn’t a regular part of my week.
Update: While in the middle of writing this post, I got a phone call from my mom that my dad will be having emergency surgery. Please pray all goes well as this seems to be a very serious issue they need to address ASAP. Thank you!
Current weight: 226.9 lbs. Weight lost this week: +1 lbs. Total weight lost: -37.4 lbs.
What happens when you really want to lose weight and work hard to that end goal? You gain a pound. I am actually ok with this. I know I did a great job this last week. I stuck to my points. Nothing crossed my lips that hadn’t been entered. This week was filled with workouts planned and unplanned. On Saturday, I meant to go to the gym for a workout. Instead, I vacuumed with a wet-vac for six hours as our office had flooded from a burst pipe. Even though I didn’t get to workout at the gym, I woke up the next morning with sore arms. BOOM! Workout! This past week I even bought a size large shirt (a welcome purchase compared to the XXL-1X-2X I have had to buy in the past).
The only frustrating thing that happened this week was I found an aspirational coat I had bought a year ago in our coat closet. You see, from time to time, I might come across a great deal or an article of clothing that is too good to pass up. I’ll usually buy that article of clothing in a smaller size. This was an adorable spring/fall coat that was only $6. I bought it last year in hopes of being able to wear it this year. Finding that made me frustrated at my very slow pace in this weight loss journey.
What I’m changing for this coming week: I’m only going to allow myself on sugary snack per day. Even though I put every point into my Weight Watchers app, I think I could have been better about making more healthy choices – more veggies this week!
What I am looking forward to when I lose this weight: Not hating my picture being taken. I barely allow my picture to be taken right now because I don’t like what I see.