Wednesday, October 10, 2012
To be honest I have already lost count of the days. Life goes by too fast sometimes for you to stop and count. I think it is day 10 and I think it has been 4 days since my friend and I started the Fab Five Halloween challenge. So far, things have been going well for me. I have managed to stay away from fast food and alcohol (usually only drink for an occasion or when she and I are hanging together) and have managed to stay within my limit for juice. I missed my workout class this morning because my back was hurting too much. Just the thought of having to walk on a tredmill and lift a 5 pound weight had me cringing and wanting to grab a painkiller. I wanted to go but the last time my back hurt and I tried to act like I was macho and could still do anything I ended up hurting my back worse and had to miss the next 3 days workout. I'm glad I took it easy, my back is already feeling like new and now I can go to my next class and give it all I've got.
I seem to be losing some weight (or my scale is broken again). It says that I lost almost 5 pounds since Sunday when I weighed in for the start of our challenge. I don't know how much I believe that I could have lost 5 pounds in 3 days. I do know that Sunday I felt bloated and like a fatty when I put my hands on my hips. Today I put my hands on my hips out of habit as I was organizing my thoughts and was surprised to feel that I felt smaller and not as puffy. I haven't been working out too much but I have managed to stay away from fast food, been drinking more water, no alcohol and limited juice. I have noticed that I haven't been mindlessly snacking because I am making an effort to pay attention to what I eat and because I have been busy the last couple of days with work and school. Also, Mother Nature has some things to do with it. I have noticed that my weight will differ by up to 2 pounds just by what time of the month it is. 5 pounds still sounds rather big but I guess it is possible. I'll take it.