First the exciting news. My NSV!!!! My original measurements were bust 40, waist 36, hips 46, right thigh 25 and calf 16. Today they are: bust 39.5, waist 34, hips 46, right thigh 24 and calf 16. Woo Hoo on the waist and thigh!!! That's 3 inches gone, gone, gone!!!
Ok, when I read this weekend's challenge I was so disgusted with myself. I looked at the weigh and I am exactly right where I started from. So I felt like a failure. I was worried that I'd be kicked off the team. Then I read about the special, one time only, restart! Wow!! Just what I need. And maybe there's others out there just like me. Whew, what a relief. Made me feel like trying even harder this time around!!
Then I looked at my goals I had written on Sept. 16. Well I have made improvements. Maybe just a little. But improvements none the less. The first one I noticed was that I am interacting with the team sooo much more. And loving every minute of it. Also the first line in my blog was, "I am not real comfortable writing blogs, but I think it will help me to "go public" with my plan." Now I rather enjoy writing blogs. If I got thru those about 3 things I love about myself, I can probably do about anything! lol
I listed time as one of my biggest issues. It still is and probably always will be. And when I was planning meals, I did so much better. Then things were even more hectic and I fell back into my old (bad) habits. Some of you offered very helpful suggestions. I intend to heed those. And take time to plan for the day ahead. There is always a solution to every issue. I need to have some ready made things in the freezer. Or can up some jars of soups, chili, etc. And take things with me when I am going out in the car. Plan and prepare.
I have tried a few new recipes. So I did achieve that goal. And still have several in mind to try. This is one of my favorite things to do. I love browsing cookbooks.
As far as going to bed earlier so I can get up earlier to exercise, that hasn't really happened. Some nights I still stay awake too long to get up early. I am just not sleepy. So I need to relax and make sure to avoid caffeine in the evenings.
I was doing well tracking food on Spark. Then I felt I was too "busy" and quit doing it. Wrong! I need to take time to track. If I don't take time to do it on Spark, then I need to jot it down in a notebook. That's not so difficult.
I am making a more of an effort to drink more water. I still haven't arrived, but I am trying.
I am not so much on buying rewards. So I'll stick with the TOPS bracelet and charms. That would thrill me. That way I can wear the fruits of my labors. And not on my rear end and belly!! lol
I am really looking forward to the final six weeks of this challenge. And hope there are many more challenges to follow. I feel hopeful and optimistic for the first time in ages!!