Sunday, February 01, 2009
What an emotional roller coaster this week has been. It hasn't helped that we had a city-wide snow day Wed., exercise class on Thurs. too was cancelled, I missed Friday's gym time due to volunteering at school, and our family is sick making sleep a challenge. But shoveling snow, an added trip to the gym on Sat., and careful eating and tracking resulted in consistent weight loss down to 120. It's been the ONE thing I can control and therefore makes me feel better about life in general. And maybe it's just that I'm in better shape, this bug hit my husband much harder than me (or my son who has the metabolism of a hummingbird).
I've now achieved one goal of being only 3 lbs above target weight, certainly the leanest I've been since college. The only other time I was at this weight was when I crash-dieted before my wedding. But I gained a few lbs right back on the trip and was no where near this toned and in shape. I keep telling myself too that muscle weighs more than fat. So, really, this is a personal best.
I would love to be able to further tone up a couple of areas; I'm wearing my weight differently than when in college. I will try in the next few weeks, and if I can great. But I need to be realistic and happy with being strong and going into this pregnancy in better shape than my last. Goal now is to maintain strength and condition to make pregnancy and delivery as carefree as possible, and come right out of it into shedding lbs and toning again. I only gained 19 lbs with my first, so I don't fear the weight. But I do want it gone much sooner this time.