Last week I weighed in at 290.4lbs and this week I weighed in at 288.9 for a loss of 1.5lbs this week!!! I'm thrilled and so happy to see a loss this week. When I'd peeked at the scale half way through the week I was down about 4 lbs and that's when my week went to hell. It was Chris's birthday so we had pizza and cake (I did have salad too!), my mother in law brought over leftover Christmas baking (which I've been attempting to avoid like the plague...key word is attempting) and I've had a maaaaaajor salt craving that I did give in to a few times...so I'm likely retaining some fluid too. But oh well...excuses excuses yet again...but I still showed a loss for which I'm proud of.
As far as my goals in the SCC...HA! I went in saying that a challenge would be great because I'm super competitive and that because I was competing I'd do well...well that turned out to not be the case. Turns out I'm super competitive in board games and sports and about everything else I can be competitive in "real" life...but I just can't seem to stick to my goals for this challenge. I guess that's my biggest struggle. I'd say my biggest success was filling up on salad before I had any pizza (I had 2 medium slices). Normally that would not have been the case! I would have had 4...5 pieces of pizza and not thought twice about the amount of fat and calories I had just stuffed into my yap...I'm much more aware of what I'm doing. I think that's what's allowed me to have what success I have. Awareness can allow you to change so much. It hasn't necessarily changed WHAT I eat at times...I still will have some of the things I want, but I also compensate for it at my next meal by eating healthier or more low-cal to bring balance. Yes I know that I'm on a weight loss mission and that sounds more like maintenance...however, we must remember that it's not an every day thing. I try to eat healthily most of the time.
As for the mini challenge...I tried eating 3 meals with my left hand...and it was a disaster! I had salad for 2 of those meals and cereal for the 3rd and it got soooooo frustrating. I don't think it caused me to eat less or be more mindful of how much I was eating...I just got pissed off and switched hands half way through. Ambidexterity is not in my future! Lets hope I'm never involved in a tragic accident where I lose my right hand or I'm in big trouble! This weeks mini challenge is going to be...interesting. I've been more into the salty snacks this week...but we'll give er a go!
Once again I plan on carrying my goals forward (which would bring in the food and the fitness)...and for fun...hmmm I'll get back to you on that one...I'm really just wanting to relax haha...that counts as fun right??
Alright...I have 3 days of blog reading to catch up on so I'd better get started