Well, I’m not sure how I pulled it off but I had an amazing weight loss this week.
I lost 4.8lbs for an astonishing total of 108lbs lost! )
Must say I’m quite happy with the loss and even more surprised.
I wasn’t totally on plan. But my major accomplishments for the week were that I had a certain amount of points for the drinking I did this weekend and stayed within them. I also worked out twice on Monday. I did my C25K in the morning, then went and worked out with some friends at the hotel Jared works at.
While there I rode 5miles on the exercise bike and did some kettle bell stuff with Jared. Then I attempted the stairmaster…..holy crap that thing is TOUGH!! I made it 5minutes and 40 flights of stairs. My legs were JELLO afterwards! I will be trying it again though. I will master the stairmaster! )
- I earned 31 total! Woo!!
*Track EVERYTHING I eat AND drink
- I tracked everything that came into contact with my mouth.
*Lose What I Gained
- I did plus 2.6lbs more!! Woot!
*Eat ONLY filling foods one day this week
- Didn’t do this. Sorta forgot about it. Oops!
Well it’s close to the end of the month, so I’ll be wrapping up my monthly goal list. I think I did fairly well.
- Finishing up week 4 this week!
*Earn 75 Weight Watchers activity points
- I exceeded this goal, earning 94 APs and there’s still a few days left in the moth. This is the most I’ve ever earned!!
*Try 2 new recipes
- I learned 2 new recipes this month. Hungry Girl’s Hot Boneless Wings and Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken
*Limit eating out to 3 times this month
- I ended up eating out last night. So I totaled 4 days. This is still way better than I’ve ever done before.
*Go on at least one photog walk a week
- I got out twice this month and will be taking prom pictures of my best friend’s daughters this weekend.
This week’s goals:
*Get my water in, I’ve been doing cruddy lately
*Start strength training, I picked up a book called ‘Smart Girls Do Dumbbells’ from the library. It’s a great read so far!
*Get at least 30mins of activity in a day.
Speaking of activity, today was the 2nd installment of amerryworkoutpledge. Steve over at 265andfalling hosted it and received over 200 comments on his blog. The deal is every comment equals 30 seconds of activity. The total ended up being 110mins and 30 seconds.
I of course participated again. I had a lot of fun doing it last time. So today I did my C25K for 45 mins and then went on a 3 mile walk with my mom for the rest of the time. It felt awesome to get in that much activity today!
I’m really starting to like this exercise stuff. About time, eh? )
Hope you all have a great week!
I’m not perfect….
I’m sure you all know this, but when it comes to weight loss, I try to be. Especially since I have all these people who look up to me and call me an inspiration. So, I need to remind myself that I’m not perfect.
I’ve been having a rough couple of days and if you follow me on Twitter, you will know this. I just haven’t been my usual self and have let things get really ugly in my head. I’m feeling better now, I journaled and got a lot of things out. And while journaling I had an epiphany. I want to share that bit of my journal entry and my epiphany with you. This is a huge thing for me, I’m not one to easily admit things like this.
But here goes nothing…..
I hate being a weight loss inspiration and feeling the need to be perfect all the time! I have all these people who look up to me and find me inspiring. I feel like I need to be perfect for them so they will continue to see me as an inspiration. Like if I fuck up, they’ll see me as a failure. That I won’t make it to my goal and will gain all the weight back. I never asked to be an inspiration, but they never asked me to be perfect either. I need to stop putting this pressure on myself. Seriously!
The epiphany was when I wrote the line I never asked to be an inspiration, but they never asked me to be perfect either.
Don’t get me wrong, I love being an inspiration. I love having everyone look up to me and see that since I can do it, they can too. I love blogging and I love giving out my advice. Inspiring people is something I truly love doing.
What I do hate is the pressure I put on myself to be perfect. It’s utterly ridiculous that I feel this way.
When I twitted about how being an inspiration is tough, I got this response from a fellow tweep….
You do not need to be perfect all the time. People can relate to those who seem more human, and humans are not perfect.
I really couldn’t agree more.
So I’m here to say that I’m not perfect. I’m not always on the weight loss wagon. I drank too much this weekend. I skipped one of my runs. I didn’t eat all my points on several days. I want to pig out on all the crap food I used to eat. I want to throw in the towel and say screw it all this week.
Most of all though, I want to quit putting pressure on myself to be perfect. That’s what I’ll be working on this week/month/year.
Sorry I didn’t get this up yesterday. I totally forgot. I should really set a reminder in my BlackBerry. Lol
I love the band No Doubt. A LOT! They really are my all time favorite band.
I can remember the exact moment I first heard them. It was on the playground and a boy in my class had his CD walkman. I asked him what he was listening to and he said No Doubt and handed me the headphones.
It really was love at first listen. I begged my parents for the Tragic Kingdom cd for Christmas and when I opened it up that morning, we listened to it while opening presents.
Listening to that CD floods me with memories of Baby Soft perfume, singing in the mirror, and watching MTV for hours hoping to catch the video for ‘Don’t Speak’. My best friend at the time and I became obsessed with Gwen Stefani and wanted to be like her. We had read in a magazine that Gwen had stickers saying ‘Whatever’ and ‘As If’ on her makeup case, so we quickly printed off our own versions and taped them all over our desks. We even had the same No Doubt poster in our bedrooms. Ya, we were fans. Haha.
My love for them never stopped. I made sure to buy all their CDs and patiently waited for them to go on tour.
My tour dreams were met last July. As soon as I heard they were going on tour, I KNEW I had to get tickets. So, my sister and I drove several hours to see my all time favorite band in concert. I had only been waiting 13yrs for this to happen.
We were in the very last row at the venue, but I didn’t care. I was there and would soon see Gwen, Tony, Adrian, and Tom in concert.
When they came on stage, I cried. This band meant more to me than any other band I had ever heard. They were there through good times, heartbreaks, and so many memories.
It was the best concert I’ve ever been too. And they’re currently working on a new CD. So my chances to see them again are highly likely. Woot!
So, that’s what I love! If you haven’t listened to them, go do so NOW!