Pound for Pound: Week 3
What a weekend!
On Saturday, I ran my second best 5K, woo hoo!
We also had nice enough weather to take the dog for a walk and did some major grocery shopping. Then we had dinner with friends and played cards, during which I enjoyed a few amaretto sours! It had been a long time 😉
Yesterday, I got to take the dog for another nice walk and attended an Oscar party at my friend Courtney’s house. While I stuck to mostly carrots & hummus, I did manage to eat my fair share of tortilla chips and jelly beans!
But I know that one weekend of enjoying myself a little too much isn’t going to do that much damage.
And even though I was facing a weigh in today, I did not worry that my weekend escapades would catch up with me. I was definitely not treating my body as a temple! Jelly beans are so NOT vegan. I broke the “9:00 rule” on Saturday and Sunday.
But, I choose not to dwell on things like that. I acknowledged those thoughts and moved on. Negativity will get you nowhere. I know I’m not perfect.
Instead, I reminded myself that today is a new day and it’s a new week, so let’s see what we can accomplish. First, let’s find out how I “did” this week:
This week’s weight: 149.3
Weekly difference: + 0.6
Net weight loss: 2.3 lbs
See, just over half a pound. Nothing to get concerned about. I overdid a few things this weekend, plus sometimes the weight fluctuates for other reasons (hormones, stress, etc).
Especially after losing 2.9 lbs. last week, it’s almost a given to either stay the same or go up a little bit.
This morning when I was getting ready for work, I had an overwhelming sense of loving my body. I treat it well most of the time and I definitely give it plenty of exercise!
I’m happy and comfortable where I am. Jelly beans and amaretto sours aside, I eat very well most of the time. I feel the best I ever have. Running is going great! Life is good.
And while I am hoping to get some results from this challenge, it is mostly about helping the hungry and inspiring my co-workers to get healthy themselves.
Goals for this week
- Get in at least 2 days of strength training (only got 1 last week)
- Absolutely NO diet sodas (I have lost control with them and artificial sweeteners make me eat more)
- Stay positive! 🙂
What are your goals for this week?