Since I will not be available this weekend to do the “official” 30 day weigh-in. I’m doing it today. I know I keep saying I will do a picture update, but I actually have too many pics and not enough room on the camera… so once I take the time to download all the pics to the puter I can take it. But lets just say, the size 6 jeans I got last week are already feeling a bit loose!
Here it is….. drum roll please!
In the beginning: 159.5 lbs
Today: 138 lbs.
That’s 21.5 pounds since September. Not the 30 pounds I was hoping to reach, but I’m okay with that. This was a huge learning experience filled with trial and error… a lot of error. If it’s anything I’ve learned through this process it’s that most of losing weight and getting healthy is a mind game. People say “will power”, but I’ve never liked that saying. I think it’s a mind over matter thing. Talking to yourself and compromising on things your mind is struggling with. Being 5’2″ and pretty much 160 pounds, I felt out of control. Now I feel great!
Anywaysss… enough of my Biggest Loser lecture.
The last couple days have been a bit crazy. Tuesday I felt like I over ate for some reason… maybe it was the light/0 fat potato chips and light onion dip I pigged out on before having cheese ravs in marinara for dinner… ? I also had a banana and sugar-free chocolate mousse for dessert… okay so I felt over stuffed and I know exactly why.
That night I watched The Biggest Loser and started to hear a little faint voice in my head whispering “get up lazy ass and exercise!” That whisper quickly turned into screams and by 10:30pm I was in the living room strapping on my wii active gear. I did a 30 minute work-out and blasted through my expected calorie burn. I felt fantastic afterword! Sure I didn’t sleep good at all that night, but I didn’t feel like a lump either.
Yesterday I packed up my shake and a delight parfait for my eats while in class. I had to run a few errands before class in preparation for the bf’s homecoming. I’m UBER excited….
On my way to campus I got a sudden craving for some kind of grilled chicken salad. One of those painful cravings… like.. if I don’t get a salad now I’m going to die, kind of cravings. I had planned on my shake for lunch because my mother was going to make chicken picatta for dinner. With a craving this size I knew that my shake just wouldn’t satisfy my and I’d feel like crap the rest of the day. I ran through Carl’s Jr. and picked up their apple cranberry and walnut chicken salad.
I was super good. Feta, walnuts, cranberries, chicken and a raspberry vinaigrette. The apples I didn’t eat cuz they kind of looked like an after thought with only 3 slices… kinda pointless. I googled the nutritional facts so I could see if this was a good salad or bad salad. Some of those fast food salads are just as bad as having a burger and fries…. watch yourself! But with only 300 calories, 11g fat and 4g of fiber…. it was a pretty good meal. That’s only 6 points for weight watchers. Totally satisfied the craving.
I was up late last night trying to get school work done. Next week I have an exam, speech and rough draft of a term paper due. Since I am headed out to Sacramento this weekend, I started to panic thinking I couldn’t get it all done! When I woke up, or should I say when Cameron woke me up I felt the damage of my late night work-out from Tuesday. OOOOWWWW! My knee feels all jacked up. It feels like it’s not exactly in place… that’s probably not good. My feet are always turned out, not because I used to dance but that’s just the way they are. So doing lunges sometimes screws with my knees because your toes should be facing forward, but that’s not a natural position for my legs. Any one have an alternative? I don’t like feeling like my knee cap is going to pop off at any moment.
Well I have a busy day ahead of me. Between classes and getting ready for my trip to Sac, I hope I can get it all done.
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