Sunday, September 29, 2013
So I definitely have had some down days and blogs of sadness and frustration... But I was (and still am) determined to stick with this and reach my goals. I have been going through patterns of eating within my calorie goal and then splurging, which must work because the scale read 139.2 this morning, which puts me at approximately a 16lb weight loss overall and 3lbs in a week. Now I know there must be something amiss - it can't be possible - but I got so excited about shaving off another number, so I hope it really is true. I've drank a ton of water today and really watched what I've been eating. With meals essentially all planned out for the week, I think tracking will be less stressful than it is when you have to guess what you're eating. My roommates and I alternated making different recipes this weekend so that we have leftovers throughout the week. I made this delicious taco bake which, with ground turkey instead of beef and appropriate proportions, is less than 400 calories per serving. I've developed a love for cooking so far this semester and I think eating healthy is heavily contributing to that.
So for some bummer news... A friend posted some pictures today on Facebook, which I was originally really excited to see... and then I wasn't so excited anymore. I'm clearly the biggest girl out of all my friends, and sleeveless is just not the way to go I'm thinking.. I was just disgusted by my arms and double chin and it made me really second-guess the progress I've made. I don't look any different. But I guess pictures are just motivators at this point - I want to be looking better so that one day, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to look from the side or if my arms are gigantic. I know I've made scale progress, I just don't see the results yet, and that's frustrating.
Gotta keep pushing. Thanks for reading, Spark Friends!