Well this morning is friday and the day I weigh in.... I got up and looked in the mirror and told myself...
"self, you have been feeling pretty good about yourself, you have been feeling like you have been looking thinnner and healthier the last few days and you have worked hard and rocked this week even though you have been sick! No matter what that scale says, its just a hunk of plastic and it dosent say who you are as a person. even if the number is up, You are going to feel just as good about yourself and you are going to continue to rock it week after week and eventually you will make it to your goal"
Ok... I dident say all that outloud but I said it to myself in my head and I was determined to mean it. I grabed a tissue and coughed a bunch... because I started taking musinex yesterday so all the crap that was making my lungs hurt yesterday is starting to make its way upwards. yuck. And then I made my way into the living room and turned on my wii fit.
I got up on it... messuring.... messuring... messuring.... all done! ............ balance is slightly offf........ OMG I lost 5.1 pound!!!!! This is really awesome because I had gained 4.4 pounds last week and I thought for sure that It was going to take me sevral weeks to work off what I had gained.
So ... This week: 191.1
Last week: 196.2
Week before: 191.8
I am just where I want to be again to be in the low 180s by summer! Yay!!! Im really happy.
Im not sure though if the 4.4 last week was water weight or really a gain from me over eating... or if I just really killed it this week and managed to drop 5 pounds. Im going to chalk it up to a little of both. I did really well this week with my eating... way better than I have done in months... which I account to the fact that I have been doing a photo food journal. I have not nibbled any between meals and have generaly made healthier choices on food and portion size because I knew that I was going to post these on my blog and I would be held accountable to my spark friends. It has worked really really well for me and I plan to continue to do it for a while.
In other news... I have been wanting to do a 5k for a while. I wanted to sign up for one last year around this time but couldent bring myself to drop the money... which I think was partly an excuse for being a little intemidated by the prospect of running a 5k. Hell I am still really intemidated. I can not run... I can maybe jog for about 30 seconds right now. I figured though that if I dident just do it and sign up that I would never do it... so yesterday afternoon I got online and dropped the 20 bucks to register for it and am now signed up to run my very first 5k on June 4th 2010. I figure I have 5 1/2 weeks untill the 5k though and maybe I can get myself jogging for at least 5 or 10 minutes at a time... then I will be able to at least jog most of it in bursts so I wont come in last, right behind the active senior citizens. lol. Im going to work really hard to do this though so I can be proud of myself.
I got out yesterday and jogged / walked for about 15 minutes... which was really good for me right at the moment considering Im sick. Unfortunatly my lunges really hurt for the rest of the night... I was unaware untill I took that musenex last night that they were full of thouse little green guys off the commercials. I also got in 20 minutes of exercise while the kids where watching tv yesterday... lunges and squats and jumping jacks and crunghes ect... things I could do in place so I was ashured I wouldent squash a toddler or preschooler.
I am very proud of this week... this has been the best week that I have had this year in my oppion and I think most of it was due to the fact I gained that 4.4 pounds last week. It was the kick in the butt I needed to get myself back in gear.
I plan on rocking this comming week.... hopefully more so then this past week because hopefully I will be over this cold or whatever it is. Gotta get ready for this 5k... I want to really do well.... maybe not first place well... but not last place well.
Thanks to everyone who pushed me this week to keep going... I love my spark friends for allways cheering me on and cheering me up. I dont think I could have made it as far as I have come without you.