27.5 pounds and counting...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Well, I FINALLY broke the 179.5 threshold and weighed in at 178.5 this morning - my lowest weigh in this year, and since October 2007. YEAH!!! It is exactly what I needed to see to keep my motivation high.
How have I been doing on the things I set as goals?
#1: SODA - I have been limiting myself to 1-2 sodas a day, but at the same time ensuring that I am getting 8 waters in. I haven't hit the water target since starting this, until the last couple of weeks. I have a water bottle that I bought at home and for at work and I continually fill them. That is helping a lot. I still could decrease my soda intake, however that has become my "treat."
#2: DIET - I have improved here. I am eating oatmeal, fruit, AND/OR cereal for breakfast as well as juice. I have been packing a lunch and snacks every day at work. That is a huge difference! Cuts down on eating out and trips to the vending machines. Dinners have been healthy as well. I have been making dinner every night (protein & veggies) and cutting down on convenience foods and eating out.
#3: NIGHT EATING - I have not pigged out at night at all. I have had a peach or jello after dinner, but nothing horrible.
#4: EXERCISE - Much better! I am trying to exercise every night - either walk, run, or go to the gym. I am back on track with C25k and ran the week 4 run the past 2 nights fairly easily. I can definitely feel it in my legs, but it's a good feeling. I am determined to run my first 5k on 9/27.
My goals for August 20-27:
1. Complete week 5 of C25k including the 20 minute run.
2. Work out for at least 30 minutes every day.
3. Pack a lunch / snacks every day for work.
I am hopeful to be at 176 by August 27th. Let's see if I can do it!!!