Am I really committed?!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I had my official weigh in this morning and I lost 1 lb. (from the 1.6 gain from the previous week). In the 7 weeks of my "Back to Goal" push, I have lost 6 lbs. and 9 inches. Normally I would be pretty excited about these numbers, but the fact that the last couple of weeks I have been gaining and loosing the same 1+ lbs., I'm questioning my commitment.
It's really nothing new. I do well with breakfast and lunch and then I get home and I'm either really busy or feeling pretty lazy. If I'm not prepared with a dinner, I usually snack the night away (which I've been doing on weekends and did last night!) and I don't exercise.
As DD#2 and I discussed over the weekend, we are also not consistent. DD#2 is trying to loose the weight she gained in the fall from eating crap and ending her high school sports "career". She finished up volleyball in October and had decided last summer to not play basketball this year (her Senior year). So she's without her year round work out schedule and also doesn't have the weight training class she had last year - which was awesome!
She started her "journey" around the same time I did and I don't know the exact number (she won't tell me!), but she has probably lost around 10 lbs. and probably 8 - 9 inches. I actually researched and chose a meal replacement shake for her because she eats like an 8 year old and really needed to get in her protein, etc. and cut down on the sugar and carbs (and add in vegetables). I'm trying to let her do it "her way" but making sure she's getting in nutrition and calories. I decided to try the shakes, so I could help her. She doesn't really like them and only drinks the smoothie in the morning. I drink one for breakfast and lunch and then have 2 snacks and a dinner.
When both DD#2 and I were consistent with the eating and exercise, we were doing great. Now we're kind of "coasting". She works part-time at Wendy's and took the entire 4 day break off they had a couple of weeks ago, so now she's been working 8 days in a row. She's tired and cranky and not exercising. Again, I'm trying to let her do it her way and try not to nag (which unfortunately I still do - but not as much!).
So we both seem to have 1 week on and 1 week off. I haven't done a stitch of exercise since Saturday. It's been raining since Sunday and I just can't force myself to do the workout DVD. The week before I had 6 days of 30 mins. or more of exercise - inconsistent!
So I'm questioning my commitment. I really wanted to be back into my "Goal" spring clothes and with the inches I've lost, I'm not that far away. I even tried on some pants in the size smaller and a few fit (a little tight, so I don't want to wear them yet), bit I'm close!
So I'm happy with a loss (actually pretty thankful). I'm doing great with breakfast and lunches. I'm definitely drinking the water and I'm eating healthy. I've got the grocery list prepared and am going after work. The rain is moving out and maybe I'll try to get in a walk!