I finally got my pics to upload...no thanks to my husband...grrr. Anyhow, they were taken about 2 weeks ago. The jeans are a size 16 and the tank is a 17. I'm quite pleased with how far I've gotten. I wouldn't even have tried out that tank a year ago...I was pretty much sticking to solids and the occasional floral plus size. I'll be taking more photo's soon! The weight has been falling off! I was about 227 in these photos and right now, although I haven't recorded it as of yet, I am at 221.8! I'll wait till Monday to record my official number.
I've been keeping pretty steady this week. Rarely have I gone over the 2000 calorie mark. On Monday and Tuesday I was under 1600. Today I have things planned out. We are going out for fast food apparently. My husband wanted Arby's. I really want a roast beef and cheddar, so I have it logged in as well as a medium fry. I may look on their website though and see what else they have to offer. I've had some treats this week and haven't always made the healthiest of choices, but I am getting better at this. I know that I need to add in more fruits and veggies. I have not done well with the water. Need to work on that one.
Exercise has been phenomenal! So far I have burned almost 1, 750 calories! That's almost half a pound!
Yesterday at work I had enough time to squeeze in some time at the gym. I opted for the treadmill since I am working on running. I completed 2.5k in 27 minutes. I feel like I can push myself so much harder on the treadmill than I can on my own. Every time that I ran, I forced myself to run at a speed of 6. That was super hard. I would run the entire length that I was telling myself to run at that speed. On my own I know that I am slowing down towards the end and I don't think that I am running quite as fast. It encourages me that when on my own I can go farther than I think. Plus, on my own, its been really hard to figure out time. I hate trying to look at the stopwatch on my phone while I am running. I found that with C25K I can get something on my mp3 that tells me when to stop and start (I didn't join the challenge...was just reading up on it). That's cool and all, but I really like the idea that they had about co-ordinating it with music. Faster songs for running, slower for walking. I could do that.
After that I had to get back to work. However, it was just a simple safety check to make sure my patient was ok for the night. Every thing was fine and I had a bit more time, so I squeezed in a little more time on some of the strength training machines. I kept the weight a little lower than I normally do and did extra reps. Its been awhile since I used that equipment and I didn't want to injure myself. As it is, my shoulder is killing me from one of the arm machines. I don't understand why, since I kept the weight at about 30 lbs. I forgot though that I've had a shoulder injury since the last time I used the gym equipment from full pushups (my wrist gave out on me and I hurt my shoulder a bit).
I had intended on working out today, but I'm just not feeling like it. I may change my mind. I will dance at my congregation tonight though.
Another thing that I have been thinking about is what day I start my week. I think that I am going to make day 1 on Sunday. I'm still going to weigh in on Monday though. Typically, Sundays are a really good day for me as I am working. Mondays and Tuesdays are really good too. It Wednesdays that are a bit of a problem. I think it would be really uplifting to be able to say to myself, "Hey- I've had 3 really good days so far." Thursdays are ok. I'm coming off of eating too much on Wed and that sometimes makes it a struggle, but since I am at work on Thursday night I can usually do well. Fridays and Saturdays can be a bit tricky. I am going to make an effort to not go over 2,000 calories on Wed, Fridays, and Saturdays and then make the other 4 my 1600 calorie days. If I end up eating 2,000 that's ok though. I'd rather be consistent than have a couple days where I am super strict and have one day where I go hog wild. I am beginning to see that the overeating mindset is not healthy. Treats, yeah, I can have those in moderation. But, on the days I am pushing close to 3,000 calories, something switches in my brain and I have a really hard time going back to eating right the next day.
Well, off to make lunch. Here's to some healthy food choices!