Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I finally hit the "10 pounds" mark. 6 more pounds to lose till I reach my next goal. I hope I can get it done before we leave on holidays in 9 days. Originally I planned to make that goal until the end of July but that seems like way too much leeway now.
I am mentally preparing for our trip already. We will spend a family holiday with my husband's family in a cabin at a lake. It could be great for my weight loss (walking, hiking, swimming, biking, ...) or it could be terrible (it's going to be really hard to plan ahead what I am going to eat). Either way, it will be a test.
Ten pounds doesn't seem much for somebody who has as much to lose as me but my body has already changed a lot. My waist is much more defined, my pants fit much better - I actually can close a pair of pants now which I was unable to close before. I mostly lost weight in my upper body and my tops fall much nicer and are longer on me. I also walk more upright - thanks to exercise, I am sure.
Exercise wise I am having a bit of a hard time. My husband and I signed up for a family membership at the gym about a week and a half ago. Since he has health issues they told us they needed approval from his doctor before we could officially sign up. Turns out his doctor was on holiday - all of last week. I was lucky to get three guest passes but I have used them all now. The doctor was back yesterday and she promised my husband to send the note to the gym but she still hasn't done it. It's very, very annoying. I have been doing home videos and stuff but I need my gym time - first of all I find it really motivating to be there and second it's nice to have that "me" time - I am with my toddler round the clock and to just get that hour to myself while I know she is having a good time playing with other kids is so valuable and good for my soul. So I have been doing exercise videos during my daughter's nap times and those are fine and I guess they get the job done but it's not the same.
I am also still struggling with pain in my right ankle and on the side of my left knee. I am pretty sure it's muscle pain but sometimes my legs just feel weak and it scares me - the last thing I need is a serious injury. I might try some Arnica cream or something like that.
If anybody has some tips on how to handle family vacations food wise, they'd be much appreciated!