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#113 - Week 2 of 4 Week Challenge.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Recap of last week:

Week Two (December 3-7)

Exercise:
1. ST at least 3 days a week (20-25 minutes): 3 days completed.
2. Cardio at least 4 day a week (20 minutes): 5 days completed.

Eating:
1. Sticking to portions: 4 days completed.
2. At least 3 fruits/vegetables: 5 days completed.
3. Track food: 4 days completed.
4. 8 cups of water a day: 6 days completed.

Other:
1. No soda: 7 days completed.
2. No candy: 5 days completed.

While these numbers look ok, I know deep down they aren't. I'm not proud about a few them. Thursday morning when I stepped on the scale, I was down to my lowest weight - 150.2 lbs. I vowed not to allow that number to become an issue. It wasn't up until Friday afternoon. I was hungry, and for some reason, I grabbed a bag of chips and dip. After grocery shopping, we went out to dinner and had drinks. One of my friends was just going on and on about how great I looked. It felt great, but at the same time, I think I made her uncomfortable because we took pictures together, and she was like "I don't like that one. I look fat." I tried not to feel bad because I earned where I am now, but it was not my intention to make others feel crappy about how they look.

Saturday, my boyfriend and I decided to sleep in until 9:30 AM (Yesss!). It was nice, but it caused an issue because it put off the meals for the day. I ended up eating so much food. I got careless.

Since Friday and Saturday wasn't good, I tried to get back on track on Sunday only to fail miserably again. I only got in 1 cup of water. I ate anything I could get my hands on. It just wasn't good.

So, here I am again, staring at the same number - 154 lbs. I'm ashamed. I hate that I made bad choices. It's not like I don't know what my goal is. I want to reach my goal, but I keep hitting the weekends and allowing them to becoming setbacks. All I can do now is get back on track and hope that I can stay this way, but honestly, I feel like I'm always going to be stuck doing this - do well during this week and mess up on the weekends. Plus, I have two Christmas parties this week which aren't going to help my cause. I don't know. Maybe I should just start on January 1st like I always say to myself every year....

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ACHOCOLATEWOMAN 12/11/2012 9:28PM

    It's about progress...not perfection.

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DRAGONFLY02 12/11/2012 2:43PM

    I say stick to your plan and keep trying. Don't wait until Jan. 1st. And remember, you were going to go easy on yourself this month, so don't beat yourself up over what is probably gain from sodium and extra food weight. You are looking awesome in your pictures and don't let your friend feel bad about your weight loss. You earned it.

Awesome job on the no soda too! Keep it up.

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C8TSON 12/11/2012 12:28PM

    Don't feel bad about this to the point that you wait for January to come around. Besides, women can fluctuate in weight up to 5 or sometimes even TEN pounds within a day. I can sympathize with you about the weekends, I just usually write off everything good for those two days and vow to do better on Mondays. It's a bad habit, but it can be broken. One thing I have been doing the last two weeks, is writing a definitive menu plan which also includes the weekends. I will even plan for the nights when I know we are going to be eating out, so I can plan ahead. It's sometimes frustrating to be so rigid, but it is worth it. I personally think your numbers look great! As for Christmas parties, it's one of those things that we all know is going to be there. But being aware of it ahead of time, and knowing that it's going to be a temptation, is a good thing. But definitely, emoticon emoticon

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CHODGES83 12/10/2012 9:22PM

    You're being honest and I know for me, that is a much better place than where I started. Don't be ashamed or beat yourself up. It's only 4lbs, your body can literally fluctuate that much from day to day. Be proud and stick to it. Make a plan for your weekends. You know you may not be on the same schedule and may be eating on the go more. Just be prepared. You're doing great!

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WALKING_WONDER 12/10/2012 4:25PM

    Don't beat yourself up if your friend(s) feel fat and you've lost weight. Don't let it get you down. You know what your goals are, no go for it! The holidays are upon us, so don't feel bad if you don't eat well during this time. I'm not saying that it's OK to pig out or anything. I'm just saying that the more you make yourself feel bad for gaining the weight, the more you might be tempted to give up. Please don't give up! You can do it!!!

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WIFEALF 12/10/2012 3:28PM

    Dont give up...Hang in there never give up!!!

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CIPHER1971 12/10/2012 3:13PM

    Keep pushing - we have all done it, and I have restarted so many times, normally after gaining back 10lb or so.

Minimise the Christmas 5lb but still have a great time

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MELLYBEANS0919 12/10/2012 11:40AM

    When I was reading your stats on how you did with each goal I was so impressed. You should be proud of that! People often look at Jan 1st as a fresh start, a new years, BUT you can start anew right now! I wouldn't put it off. It will only make you feel worse in the end. You can certainly get back to where you were.

Also, the number on the scale doesn't speak of any of your healthy habits and how amazing you look and feel. As for your friend feeling fat next to you, that isn't your problem. You are taking care of you, and she is either jealous or she feels insecure. Again, not your problem. You have no need to feel bad or apologize.

I think you are being way too hard on yourself. As for the parties, I'll be in the same boat. I think you should enjoy them, eat what you want but in smaller portions, and in the end not beat yourself up if you overindulge.

Let's rock the rest of this year!!



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FITNAPTURAL 12/10/2012 10:40AM

    First of all, I'm so proud of you for keeping track of all of those and more so for admitting when you didn't meet those goals. Please don't throw in the towel and wait til January. Step away from the scale and think about everything you did right! It's sodium! I don't weigh in on Mondays because I tend to eat more sodium in one day than I do in the entire week. Drink tons of water and you'll be surprised at how quickly it goes down. Don't get down on yourself. Drink water. Eat veggies. Keep working out. Don't let your success ride on the number on the scale. Have fun at those parties and try to focus on the people and not the plates lol! (Easier said than done I know). We can do this! I have a Christmas party tomorrow night too. Let's make the next few weeks more about the small victories than the big ones. My example, not going back for seconds of cake and other sweets emoticon emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 12/10/2012 10:25AM

    Sodium. You'll get back down there. A couple days doesn't gain back 4 lbs. It gains back water weight and the physical weight of food in your stomach. Within a few days, you'll be back, I promise!

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PAPER_WINGS18 12/10/2012 10:12AM

    Woahhhhhh hold up! Starting on January 1st is a bad bad bad move! You are smarter than that, Sam! Get your shiz together! hehe. January 1st is still 3.5 weeks away! Do you know how much you can slim down in those 3.5 weeks? And on the flip side, do you know how much damage you can do in 3.5 weeks? Where do you want to be when January 1st comes around? With MORE weight to lose than before, or closer to your goal? Yes, holidays and all the parties are really, really challenging! BUT, it's doable. We just need a plan. Maybe set a goal to maintain until January 1st? That's kinda my goal right now- not to go up any more than I already have these last two months. Don't let the next month of holidays and parties ruin all the hard work and progress you've made this year, girl! You are smarter & stronger than that!

Sorry for the tough love, but we can do this!! :) :) :) And when January 1st comes, we will both be feeling healthier and happier than if we would have waited 3.5 more weeks to eat and be lazy! We will feel PROUD that we kicked the holidays' @$$ses!!

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