I am fully aware that it’s basically Thursday, and I’m a full two days late for my weigh in report. I’ve been sick and have been working like crazy on top of that. I feel bad, but life happens, right!? Anyway, without further ado…
So, number three. Three weeks. Crazy to think I’ve been at this for three weeks already, and just as crazy to think that it’s only been three weeks. Time is weird that way.
My weigh in didn’t go quite as well as I’d hoped, but we’ll get there in time.
This week had a few challenges. The biggest was that I am now officially back to work after having my summer off. I had a few days of work here and there over the last few weeks, but last week, I was back for two full days in a row. Eating at work and packing lunches has always been a problem for me.
I don’t like sandwiches. I can’t always refrigerate my lunch. Sometimes, I don’t get a chance to sit and eat. I don’t always like going to the staff room, and sometimes don’t get the chance, so I can’t always rely on taking something and heating it up either. In the past, I’ve found that the easiest solution to the above is to buy my lunch. Swing by Tim’s or Subway, if I can, grab something quick and carb loaded (doughnut for the drive back to school? Don’t mind if I do!) and scarf it down when I can.
I also don’t like waking up early. I would rather sleep an extra ten minutes than get up and make a decent breakfast and lunch, then end up rushing like a fool and skipping breakfast (a weight loss no-no). On these days, I end up ravenous by 3:30. If it’s a “go home after work” night, I end up thinking about quick easy meals the entire way home, and usually swing by the grocery store and grab something like perogies and end up eating half a bag at dinner. If it’s a “go to Oxford and work for another two or three hours” night, I am on my way to work thinking “McDonald’s? Subway again? A&W? Tim’s?” and am looking for a fast food stop on the way that will fill me up and that I will be able to scarf down in the 20 minutes it takes to get to work. Then, I spend the next two or three hours at work feeling gross because of the fast food, and be starving again because as we know, it’s not quality food that stays with you.
So. This week, I made breakfast and and lunch, and took it with me to work. This week, I had a “go home” day AND a “go to Oxford” day. Both were stressful days, If you read my previous post, you’ll already know that I was already craving sugar like mad at the end of both of them. I managed to make healthy dinners both nights, and avoided fast food altogether. I still haven’t had fast food, and I’m really, really not missing it.
This week also had a few highlights. More than one person told me that this very blog has been inspiring to them on their own weight loss journeys. These comments and facebook messages make me so proud – of myself and of my friends for tackling this weight loss!! It is nice to know that I’m not going through this struggle alone, and that there are others I can lean on for support if and when I need it as well. So, thank you. Thank you to those who have messaged me, and to those who have kept quiet, but have read this every week. You all keep me going!!
Alright. The big reveal. I feel like I need to put a little disclaimer on this week’s reveal. I was not able to resist the late night snacking as much as I would have liked, and I had a few cheats. I also had two MAJOR losses the previous two weeks, so I was expecting a smaller loss this week.
While I would have liked to have seen the scale drop a little bit more, I’m still happy to report a loss of 0.4 lbs. Of course, I’d rather have seen a full pound off of my body, but that is still 0.4 lbs of me that’s gone for good, and brings me closer to my goal. It is better than staying the same, or worse yet, a gain. I know there will be weeks where I don’t lose anything, and that there will be weeks where I gain a pound or two. It’s all part of the journey, and as long as the general trend is in the downward direction, I’m a happy camper!
And hey, I’m now 7.6 lbs down, and 7.6% of the way to my goal! So, WOO!
Today’s motivational picture? I’ve lost a brick. And a half.
Ever held a brick? Yea. One and a half of them is off of my body forever.
Take THAT fat!!!
Until next time,