Lunch: chicken and mixed veggies w/2 cutie clementines
Snack: baby carrots
Dinner: turkey and black bean chili
Exercise: 30 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes upper/lower body Cybex machines, 5 minutes rowing machine, 15 minutes stationary bike
Snack: TBA (I'm thinking a yogurt and then later an apple w/PB2 would be nice)
What a week! Sorry I've been slouching on posting lately. Starting back to school/interning this week didn't leave me with much energy or inspiration by the time I sat down at the computer at night. I kept up with myfitnesspal, for sure, so the diet's still good (no worries there!). I would like to think that the weeks to come will prove to be a little easier to keep up with posting every day, but no promises yet! I will try to at least post my meals everyday, like I have been, but I'm not sure how much actual content I'll be able to get down. Sorry!
Overall, this week has been amazing! I am in love with the place I'm interning at -- the people, the kids, the environment, the experience I'm getting there, the independence (and yet support) I'm given -- It's truly been a great experience so far, and it's only been four days! Really hopeful that within the next 7 weeks I will have grown that much more into the professional I hope to be someday. And that's not to say my other rotations haven't been great, by the way, I just have been looking forward to this rotation since undergrad and was worried that the reality of being there wouldn't live up to all the expectations I had built up over the past two years... Worry eliminated! It's great!
But enough about that, I'm also in a fantastic mood because weigh-in was today and I was happy with the number on the scale (how often can you say that?). My goal was to have lost at least 10 pounds since I started this journey (again) on January 2nd.
Starting weight: 262.2
Previous weight: 254
Current weight: 250.2
So I lost 3.8 since last week, bringing my total up to 12 pounds lost so far this year! I met my goal of 10+ pounds lost and feel great! I've been telling myself all week that regardless of the number on the scale, I will be happy because the entire week I've felt lighter and have been noticing changes about the way I feel in my skin. I don't know if this makes sense to anyone, but it's been a long time since I've been able to "suck in" my stomach. Not that I can completely, now, but I can feel those muscles working that I haven't felt in such a long time. That's such a non-scale victory for me! I love feeling all these changes within me because they give me motivation to continue, whether or not I get a good number on Fridays.
Another thing that really keeps me determined when I'm feeling discouraged about my actual weight is a list of questions I read a few months back in Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst:
- Did I overeat this week on any day?
- Did I move more and exercise regularly?
- Do I feel lighter than I did at this time last week?
- Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration?
- Did I feel that, at any time, I ran to food instead of to God?
- Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successful, God-pleasing week?
Hope these can help inspire and motivate you to continue like they have for me.
|Wearing the "Big Loser" shirt my mom bought me the other day. Underneath the logo it says "Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. --Matthew 10:39"|
Hope you have a great weekend!