Happy Friday y’all! I am super excited to go over the stats this week because I weighed in this morning at 143.2 pounds! This means I’ve lost 19 pounds and only have 8 more to go! So close to goal weight!
I honestly can’t believe it, and even though I said I wanted to get there by my birthday, I’m OK with it taking a little longer.
It’s funny I was talking to my mom about it this week, and my original plan was just to get it done by the end of the year. She laughed because she is well aware of my ongoing need to sabotage myself by making my goals unattainable. So, I’ll keep working like the goal is my birthday, but I’m not going to beat myself up if it takes until July, or even August.
Here’s the breakdown:
Working out totally kick-started my weight loss back up. I was stuck between 148 and 147 for a while, and it wasn’t until I started taking the working out seriously, that my body started to get on track.
I wish that Weight Watchers had a ‘pounds to goal weight’ section. I mean, I can use my calculator…if I have to…
I’ve hit a new groove with my eating; feeling good about the choices I’ve been making, and not at all feeling deprived. Also, see that picture up there on the right? That’s vanilla yogurt with banana, walnuts, whipped cream and chocolate chips. I’m obsessed. The fat free Reddi Whip is only 1 point for up to ten tablespoons, and the chocolate chips are zero! I’m all about curbing those sweet cravings.
Also, a side note about avocados. Avocados are amazing. They offer the same richness as cheese, and they add a longer lasting bulk to food. I really loved the egg whites, avocado, creamy Swiss, and everything season I had the other day after I worked out.
It’s been super important to me to eat the foods that I enjoy and that don’t make me feel like I’m dieting. You’re not going to see me eating rice cakes and cottage cheese any time soon. Though I do love cottage cheese. I want to eat the way I used to, just with alterations to make them less fatty.
One more thing about food. I don’t miss ice cream. And this is huge for me. Ice cream was my jam. I could literally eat it for every meal, every day. But with the way I’ve been eating recently, I’m not craving it. And not only am I not craving it, I had an ice cream party with my nephew recently after he did his school play, and the the ice cream did nothing for me. It tasted good, sure, but it wasn’t worth the points. It didn’t hit the spot. This is a HUGE win for me. HUGE!
Like I said before, the exercise has made all the difference. It kicked up my weight loss, and really made my body start tightening up, and slimming down.
Here’s what the two C25K looked like this week:
This first day, I had an argument with Eric before heading out for my run, and I was literally on the verge of tears as I walked down my driveway. Then I started running, and everything changed. It was an amazing feeling, and unlike anything I’ve ever felt.
I’m still not quite accustomed to being on camera, which I’m sure is obvious from my awkwardness, but I can’t wait to put the whole program together into one video.
I ran extra on both days, because by the end of the C25K session, I didn’t feel like I’d worked out enough. What an amazing problem to have, lol.
I also did Slim in 6 yesterday, more on that below.
Goals to Goal Weight
Get back to strict Weight Watchers, track everything!
This week I tracked everything, I didn’t stay within my points for all of it, but I tracked it and that’s what matters.
Intermittent fasting of no less than 14 hours (Ideally 8:00pm to 10:00am)
I’ve been pretty strict with my fasting since I started, and was able to meet it every day this week.
Follow the Couch to 5K schedule (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
I did Couch to 5K twice this week, and plan on doing it again today.
Do Slim in 6 at least twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
I did Slim in 6 yesterday, and boy did it hurt! My legs were not ready!
Close all rings, every day
I didn’t close my rings every day, I missed Friday, Saturday, and Monday. But that means, I was able to close them for more than half of the days.
Drink 64 ounces of water a day
Ugh, I suck at drinking water. There is no hope for me. It’s official. On the plus side, I am drinking a solid liter a day. So I’m half way there.
Stay connected by posting weight loss/health/fitness related content at least twice a day
I’m trying to do this every day, but I haven’t been able to. I have been staying connected on Weight Watchers, and if I’m not posting my own content, I’m commenting on others, and it’s been a help. I have a post coming next week about how staying connected helps with establishing habits.
Fitness Friday updates!
What what? Yup, that’s me, right here on Friday.
I am so excited to reach my goal weight. I can see the post I’m going to share on Connect as soon as I reach it. I already wrote a post for when I hit my 20 pound mark, which will probably be some time next week, if not sooner.
This journey has meant so much more to me than just weight loss. I learned how to reach my goals, and how stay motivated. It has taught me how to share my journey and to be accountable. And most importantly, it has been getting me closer to me. I haven’t felt like myself in so long. And for the first time in a long time, I’m feeling like me again.
In some ways, this journey is saving my life. I have not been in a good place over the last few years. I really struggle with depression and anxiety, and for the first time in my life I’m learning to work through those feelings in positive, healthy ways. It’s amazing. AH-MAZING!
Thank you for sticking with me on this journey! I can’t wait to pass the reach the finish line!