It's made it through 1 whole consistent week!!
Goal #1 -
Ok, so I don't know why I was thinking coffee wasn't a beverage...haha...but it suddenly occurred to me, when a fellow sparker said, "Wow! Water only?", that I've had coffee...drrr
I still have my coffee once a day on average, but I've had mostly water throughout the day. I think I had one diet coke on a couple days too. Well I guess that goal wasn't specific enough. MOSTLY WATER sounds better and is definitely something I can accomplish.
Goal #2 -
STAY WITHIN SPARK CALORIE RANGE
I've accomplished my goal of staying within spark's calorie range, with only one day of going slightly over, due to dinner out for hubby's birthday. Restaurant dining has always proved to be an awful calorie experience, even if you order a salad! I've watched portions (mindful eating does wonders) and made healthy choices. I've began snacking again, instead of being starving come dinner. I've closed the kitchen after dinner (there's no door...it's the thought).
I have felt a lot more in control of myself. After all, most in life is MY choice. Quite a few have made me proud. This past week I've...
- said no to dinner with family, when my mom planned chinese buffet. I just knew that it would cause my calorie range to be out of whack.
- took the stairs up 4 floors at the garage on campus, instead of the elevator.
- chose healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner.
- watched my portions.
- stayed within calorie range.
- drank a lot of water.
- stayed optimistic.
I wish I had weighed myself at the beginning of the week, but at a doctor's appt. this afternoon, I had to weigh in. One week after my start over date. Unfortunately, I don't know if this past week has brought on any weight loss.
I hated seeing the number and I don't even want to share. That's how sad it makes me to see how much I've gained back..........................
......................... Oh well. Owning it is the first step, right?
335lb (with clothes/shoes)!
Heartbreaking... 60 lbs gained. How the?! ......... I know how. This has been a learning experience for sure. I stopped tracking. I over ate. I stopped exercising. I gave in to cravings. I made unhealthy choices. PERIOD!
It is what it is. Time to make changes and I'm doing so. For that I have to be hopeful...and proud. So, next week here I come! I think adding a goal each week will be a great way to step up the process and continue to make changes.
Goals for WEEK 2 (one added)
- drink mostly water
- stay within spark range
- take the stairs after class on Thursday afternoon
Good luck to all and thank you for being here for support!