Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thursday Weigh in Results (Jennifer)
As I have been blogging about all week I have made some changes and really wasnt sure how they would affect me on the scale this week. Last week I did not have a loss. This week I decided to add some more calories into my diet. And although I had planned on keeping up the the exercise at the gym it really wasnt possible this week with the girls being sick. However, I did go for a run last night. I am not sure exactly how far since it was outside but I will sure get into my car and retrace my steps to see. I think it was possibly over 3 miles so I must know as that was my longest run. Anyway...to the point. I got on the scale and saw a two pound loss since last week! Yaay! Today's weight: 163.5. It seems like the 160's are never ending but I am so happy to see movement in the right direction on the scale! My next mini goal is to see the 150's and that is 4 lbs from now! So I have decided that somewhere between 1300-1400 calories is where I will aim. I have done my share of reasearch and they say when you are coming off a low calorie diet (such as Medifast) or have put yourself in starvation mode(I am sure I did with the exercise added to the plan) that you need to SLOWLY add the calories to your daily intake so you dont have one big gain. So that is what I have been doing. I just cant get over how "serious" I have been about this weight loss thing. I have gone to McDonalds, had pizza, ice cream and yet have lost because I counted calories and done this in moderation. I have really learned something here. I also make sure I eat every 2-3 hours so I dont get that overwhelming hungry feeling. Then my beast of a stomach manipulates my mind into eating unhealthy when this happens. So...if I eat every 2-3 hours and dont allow starvation to set in the scenario plays out much differently. This is a HUGE revealation for me...and hopefully the key to my long term success combined with exercise.
Teresa posted today about doing little things for herself like going to the spa, painting her toes and such. I totally agree that doing little things to make yourself feel better plays a big role in self appreciation and self worth. Right now funds are tight for us as the central air was finally installed(for those of you who have been following for a while you know just how exciting this is for me!!!!) so there hasnt been too much room for little treats for myself. But the AC in itself is a treat and I am so appreciative. But I do paint my nails and toes and make them look pretty and today I am going to battle my jungle looking eyebrows. That will make a big difference. We have a wedding this weekend and its the first time in I cant even remember that I have to dress up. So any free little things I can do for myself I will :) Eventually the haircut, the highlights and such will follow.
Today I am thankful for:
*My darlings slept in this morning!!! Whoo hoo. I cant remember the last time I slept past 8:00. How nice.
Today's reason for losing weight:
*I want to attempt the kickboxing class at the gym but I tend to be a little intimidated by it. It looks pretty hard core and it seems like you have to be fit to keep up. Hmmmm...I wonder how I would do????
Posted by Jennifer at 12:05 PM