Pound for Pound: Week 4
In case you are interested in catching up on past weeks, I have made a new Pound for Pound Challenge page!
Honestly, I was not sure what to expect this week. Last week was sort of a roller coaster; it started off really good but then took nose dive toward the end of the week.
Nothing really bad happened, I have just been feeling a little blue thanks to hormones and the usual annoyances of adult life (like money, rent, banks, etc). So that is why I have not blogged until now. But I’m done complaining!
Going into today’s weigh in, I felt pretty confident that I had done the best I could this past week. I tracked my eating very well and felt good about that. I didn’t get my two weight training days in but I did get one. And a yoga class!
I managed to get some cardio exercise in Monday-Saturday, including taking some walks with my dog who needs more exercise in her life!
I ran three days last week, which is right about what I’m comfortable with. Four is good too, but any more and I’m tired, burnt out or hurting. No thanks
So, how did the weigh in go?
- Last week’s weight: 149.2 lbs
- This week’s weight: 147.8 lbs (-1.6 difference)
- Total lbs lost for challenge: 3.8
Obviously, I’m very pleased with that result. I even checked back through my old records and I have not weighed 147 anything since April 2009. Wow!
I also had a breakthrough over the weekend that I wasn’t expecting.
On Friday night, I was feeling pretty meh, so I went to Meijer on the way home and bought a non-dairy chocolate bar (because I’m a vegan emotional eater, after all).
But even though I was going to allow myself to have it, for comfort, I had to work myself up to even eat a piece of it.
Then yesterday, when I was feeling sad, I tried to think of a dinner or a snack that would “cheer me up.” But I couldn’t.
In fact, I was even more in tune with my hunger yesterday than normal. What’s going on?
I think I am a reformed emotional eater! I think I have finally realized that while food (including non-dairy chocolate) can be comforting, it does not make you feel better. It does not solve your problems for you. It’s temporary.
While I feel like I have been in control of my eating for a long time now, this is the first time I felt completely free. Has that ever happened to you before?
My goals for this week are:
- Work on my mood, doing things that make me happy and stressing less about those that don’t
- Two weight training days, attempt # 2
- Keep going with journaling and the 9:00 rule
What are your goals for this week?