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?