Well I have been having a rough 2 weeks. It seems running those 2 half marathons 3 weeks apart from each other threw my weight loss into slump. Plus I was stressed out, I started to let myself get too wrapped up into losing and hitting goal and just became a bit too stressed out for my liking. I felt like I was letting my awesome partner Monica B down for the challenge and I knew I needed to get my ass in gear to pull out some numbers. I love the Shrinking Jeans and their challenges because it always keeps me going when the going gets hard.
I posted over the weekend about getting back to basics and this is just what I did. I went back to my clean eating habits. No refined sugars in foods, no salt, only 1 serving of whole grains in the morning and thats it for the day and as usualy my water only all day policy. That has not changed since the shrinkvivor challenge and honestly I tried to drink a crystal light packet last week I got as a sample. And I could not! It was so sickly sweet I threw it away. So I guess I have settled into a boring old lady hehe I have coffee in the morning with non dairy creamer and truvia and all day drink water. I never thought I would. I used to drink ice coffee's with extra extra, extra cream extra sugar, and diet pepsi all day. That was why I suppose I was so heavy. My unhealthy ways. But I am glad I have turned around and glad I cleaned up my act because it felt so damn good getting on the scale this morning.
Last week's weight was 155.4. This week is 152.8!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoa baby I made the scale my biznatch today! ;)
Total loss is 2.6 pounds! for week 4 and I managed 53 push ups!!! And I even managed 1 handed push ups this week. I did 9 on each arm military style 1 handed pushups!!!!
That is a good freaking week for me :) I did weigh in at home because I am moving to my Saturday weight watchers meetings. The scale at home is exact to Weight Watchers standards because every week before I go weigh in there I weigh in at home ;) I may or may not have OCD and this may or may not be the 3rd scale I have owned since starting over a year ago haha
But yes sowhat did I do differently this week? Well I just said 'Colleen you know what you need to do. Be honest with yourself you know if you want results you have to stop snacking on crap and start putting good clean healthy food into your body. get it together girl because we have goals to hit'. I did have a pep talk with myself. It is hard I won't lie. My toddler is gluten free too. So she has yummy gf cookies and this cerel thats really tasty, it is not unhealthy but for me its dangerous. You do not realize that you snack with them as you are giving them treats sometimes. This is where I put a stop to things. Also dinner at night, it is hard cooking for a man who eats fried chicken and buttery oily rice, and then serving yourself a big plate of steamed or grilled veggies with lean protein. But again it has to be done. And I know mentally I can talk myself out of it now just by reminding myself that my body feels better when I eat clean. I run better when I am eating properly. And the scale is my friend.
This week the scale is my friend again because I took a stance with my weak self and said no more. I plan to keep up this friend ship for awhile. Remember I do not want to be this girl:
(I put that on the fridge for some extra motivation this week)
I kinda like this girl much better ;)
Yes that is my ugly belly and yes that is why I am working so damn hard. I want me some ABS!!! :)
I have to thank everyone who pushed me this week and reminded me to keep going. You always keep me in check and support me and I appreciate it so much!!
P.S. Who remembers what my Weight Watchers starting weight was? (252.6) :) I think a 100 pounds lost party is in the works!