This is the second week of the Back 2 Basics Challenge!
This was a hard week.
There has been some stuff going on in my personal life that is causing some stress, and combined with stress of being a retail manager during out busiest month of the year, needless to say I have wanted to binge on more than 1 occassion. Because we all know chocolate can solve problems right?
And if I try to let it I know the scale will not lie.... And honestly, this week knowing I would have to face the scale again on Wednesday is the one and only thing that kept me from touching anything sweet. I amazed myself. I reached for a piece of dark chocolate on more than 1 occasion, I hesitated every time and pulled out my Weight Watchers weight tracker. I saw an ugly number, 162 and remembered the pretty number 152 I had celebrated earlier this year. I realized I was not hungry for the chocolate but rather for that 152 more so.
This was a big step for me. I really had to work so very hard to say no to food this week, no to eating soemthing mindlessly because I was upset. No to trying to run a bunch of miles so I would not feel guilty about a binge. No to the whole entire thing.
I ate normally. I weighed my chicken and turkey, I packed healthy snacks all day. I exercised normally, I tracked every single thing I ate, and I tracked my activity. And at my weigh in on Wednesday at Weight Watchers, I got results! Down 2.2 more pounds!!! So now I see 160.8 :)
I cannot wait to be back in the 150s, it will really be a relief!
I am so glad I started going back to meetings too. In our meeting this week we talked about the Biggest Loser and how it is inspiring to see other people succeed. Our WW leader actually asked me about my journey and says she wants to help me submit my story to Weight Watchers as a success story so that was exciting. I like talking about my weight loss and helping people understand that it is obtainable for themselves too. Honestly that gives me such joy, helping get someone else going on their on journey, to me is a blessing.
This week my focus will remain the same. I am sticking to the basic healthy habits I worked to hard to learn these past 18 months. I know the holiday stress will still remain there but I plan to try and focus on the positive things. I do have a little girl who seems to like celebrating and Christmas lights ;)
Key words here being try. I am glad that there are only 10 days until Christmas and then the year is just about over!
I cannot wait to see what awesomeness will come my way in 2012!
How did you do on the challenge this week? Where did you struggle? How did you over come it?