I’ve been having a rough week. I knew at last week’s weigh in that it would be up a little. I wasn’t wearing my usual weigh in clothes and since I had been sick I wasn’t doing my usual best.
This week has been about the same. I haven’t been tracking religiously, we’ve been really busy and every time I’ve gone to the gym this week it’s been very difficult. I haven’t been able to keep up with the pace I’ve been doing. I’m assuming this is from not exercising the week before because I was sick.
So I think I’m up another pound. I’m hoping to track everything today and go to the gym this evening and go to my meeting tomorrow morning for a fresh start. Though, I really feel like I could use a nap.
In other news, I made some more spinach fruit smoothies but didn’t have yogurt, so I didn’t think it would matter much but my husband, who has had one so far said, yes, it matters. It was too thick and not sweet at all. So, I froze the ones I made and will pick up some yogurt tonight and when they thaw i’ll blend in some yogurt and hopefully that helps.
I’m hoping to have a good weekend and hoping I can sleep in on Sunday. I feel really tired today!
So, last weeks weigh in was a good one! I got up early on Saturday, showered and headed to weight watchers. I was down 2.4lbs for a total of 11.6 at a weight of 213.4! WOO WOO!
I was so excited. I had to buy new work out pants too because they were falling down at the gym!
So, after my meeting, I picked up some friends from the airport and we ran an errand and had lunch together. I took them back to Shriner’s where they’re staying for the week, while their daughter has palette repair surgery. I then headed home, starting to notice a small cough developing. As EJ and I watched tv together my cough got worse, I developed a headache and by the time I went to bed I was 100% congested. EJ had started feeling sick the day before, so we were quite the pair this weekend.
Sunday was bad and Monday was even worse, I stayed home from work and laid around and slept and snuggled with my cat, Leo. Tuesday was slightly better but not by much. Wednesday was better, still winded easily and finally today, I feel pretty good. Still congested in the nose and chest but not coughing as much.
So, due to being sick, I haven’t really been putting much effort into watching what I’m eating and I haven’t been able to exercise since last Friday.
I weighed myself this morning, though, with jeans on and I was up to 214. I have 2 days to turn it around! I should do pretty good food wise today and am hoping to go to the gym and just walk on the treadmill later. I think anything too intense would be bad since I’m still congested. So, wish me luck on the next 2 days!
Today’s blog post has 2 topics. First and foremost, this week’s weigh-in!
Saturday morning’s weigh in at weight watchers went well! Last week I was up 1 lb. This week I made up for it and came down 2.8! Leaving me at 215.8! a mere 16 pounds away from my first goal! WOO! I did not exercise on Saturday, as I usually don’t. (Tuesdays and Saturdays are my “off” days.) I did go to the gym yesterday. Switched it up a bit. Instead of heading right for the elliptical, I decided to use the treadmill for a bit. I worked out there for 20 minutes, then used the elliptical for 35 minutes.
It’s been about 3 weeks of working out now and I’m noticing the change in how I feel. I want to go to the gym now, and waking up hasn’t been as difficult in the mornings. It’s great.
This morning I stepped on the scale and it said I was 207.9! HOW DID I LOSE 8LBS IN 2 DAYS!!!! That was pre-shower. So, after my shower, and I was FULLY dressed it said I was 211! STLL! 4 lbs! I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what tomorrow morning holds in store for me! But I’ve been doing really well with portion control. The smaller plates and my food scale have made a huge difference.
In other news, I have a friend who I feel I need to distance myself from and this is something very difficult for me. She’s been my friend for quite some time and one of the few friends I thought I had here in Cincinnati. But sometimes, you have to move on and distance yourself from some drama and unwanted words.
I’m hoping to stay strong with this and hope to make more of an effort with some of the ladies I’ve become friends with over the past year.
I’m hoping my day stays awesome and goes by really fast, as well as yours!