Start weight: 218
End weight: 218
Weight lost: 0 lbs.
Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 39.5 lbs.
Total weight lost: 80 lbs.
It was my goal to lose 5 lbs. this month to bring me to my wedding weight of 213, which was almost 12 yrs. ago.
I didn’t lose any weight.
I know this was a month with a lot of celebrations, for me not only Thanksgiving but a date night away and also a weekend away with family. I honestly can say that I did the best I could in these situations and I’m not going to beat myself up about not losing any weight this month. I was going to, believe me. But it’s just not productive.
I've lost 80 lbs. and I think my body, and mind, need to reconcile that fact. I'm going to keep doing what feels good to me, what is working for me, and eventually the scale will reconcile that.
I’m also doing away with my “Grade for the month” as going by weight loss I would have to give myself an “F” this month. But it’s about more than that, isn’t it? I mean, I did some pretty awesome things this month, including running two 5ks. Compare that to where I was at this time last year and it’s just such an accomplishment and “grading” myself on just one area isn’t really fair. Overall I am doing great, and I am on the path to a new me and we are all winners in this journey. After all, it isn’t a race and as they say, it’s about the journey, not the destination.
I ran the Hot Chocolate 5k and met some great spark friends, KITHKINCAID, JENNJESS48 and FARLEYGIRL even though my back was hurting me and I was nursing a cold.
I ran ANOTHER 5k this month – this time by myself! It was awesome. Cold, but awesome. 2 5ks in one month? Woot, woot!
I was told that I inspired two people to RUN!!! KITHKINCAID ran her first 5k at the Hot Chocolate 5k, and my best friend ran her first 5k with me at the Elvis run back in August and she has now run an 8k!!!
I saw my butt in the mirror and liked it.
More ab definition.
My husband said each day my butt gets tighter and tighter.
My comfy pregnancy camisoles now actually make me LOOK pregnant (when I’m not) whereas before they fit me just right – pregnant or not.
I’m having an affair…with my track.
I decided that I’m worth the cost of my health club membership!
I planned out a pizza dinner out by preparing for it by making healthy choices during the day, like instead of having a Nutrigrain bar for my afternoon snack at work I went to the baby carrots instead to save 140 calories.
My bras are getting too big…again…
I ran in the rain and liked it.
I was able to buy oh, so CUTE pjs OFF THE RACK at a discount store. Unheard of in my life “before”.
I turned down Bakers Square French Silk pie and ate my Luna Bar instead.
A ring that hasn’t fit me in forever finally fits….
...And then that same ring was too big in the same day….had to take it off to type!
I kept a food blog while in Michigan and also worked out every day there.
I prepared a healthy pie for Thanksgiving and gave my husband a Spark recipe to replace his usual butter-laden sweet potatoes.
THINGS I'VE LEARNED:
If I workout first thing in the morning, even for just 20 minutes it makes my day better and I have more energy. Combine that with a workout at night and it’s like a fitness sandwich!
Low sodium soy sauce tastes the same as the high sodium stuff.
Homemade pad thai is much more filling, and less greasy, than the takeout version. And cheaper, too!
Friends are essential. Accountability buddies are priceless.
Goals are a chart to where you want to be and aiming high gets you there quicker. If not on time, eventually, rather than never.
It’s easy to fit in strength training with a band in the ladies’ room at work.
No one knows if I sleep in my work out clothes.
It’s not about the food.
I was overeating although I may have been in my calorie range.
Focusing on a certain weight to lose each month isn’t working for me.
Beating myself up isn’t working for me either.
Time to love myself.