Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weight Loss - Week 12

Start Date:  Jan. 5, 2012
Starting Weight: 198

Today's Date: Mar. 29, 2012
Current Weight: ???

Week 11: ???
Total Loss: 9.5
As hard as it was this morning not to weigh in, I stuck to what I said last week
and skipped it. I am the type of person who can easily get discouraged and give up when I feel like I'm putting in work and not seeing the results I want. So in order to avoid that, I decided to stop weighing in. I'm not sure for how long yet. 

A few people have encouraged me to take my measurements. It's another way to see my hard work pay off when it's not necessarily showing on the scale. Although I haven't done so yet, I plan to over the next week.

Sharing my actual starting weight was very hard but I'm still glad I did. However, I don't think I will share all my measurements. But I will share how much they change.

This week wasn't great for me at the gym. I wasn't able to go at all. At the beginning of the week Connor was sick with a fever and the last few days we have had appointments in the morning every morning and by the time we're done, it's Connor's nap time. I suppose I could have gone at 8pm after he went to bed but who am I kidding? I'm too tired to work out at the end of the day. That's the whole reason I pay extra for an expensive gym that has childcare. :)

Even though I wasn't able to work out, there were still some great things about this week. First, as I've mentioned a bunch of times, drinking water is very hard for me. A friend of mine said I'd probably be more successful drinking water if I stop buying other drinks at the grocery store. Why didn't I think of that!? DUH! Thanks Erin! :)
So because I didn't buy any Diet Peach Snapple or Diet Soda...
I DRANK A TON OF WATER! It wasn't as hard to do when water is your only choice. So for the first week since starting this journey I can say I drank water this week! Yay!!!!!
I'm not a huge fan of cooking dinner. By the time Andrew gets home from work and we decide what we want for dinner, it's either too late to make it, I don't have all the ingredients or I forgot to defrost the meat. So this week I set a menu. It made cooking dinners SO much easier! I didn't even mind making dinner because I knew I had everything and there weren't any decisions to make. And on top of that, we started eating dinner much earlier. We ate between 5 - 5:30 every night instead of 6:30 - 7. AND it solved my lunch time dilemma. I was getting SO sick of turkey sandwiches! Now I just eat left overs. YUM! 

So even though I was not able to make it to the gym, I was still committed to making healthy choices. And to be honest, a break from the scale and the gym was nice. Took some of the pressure off. I look forward to going back to the gym on Monday though.  

A huge thank you goes out to all my family, friends and readers. After a very disappointing week last week, all of your encouraging comments on my blog and facebook meant so much to me. It made me feel so much better. You guys helped keep me going. xoxo



Anonymous said...

i think setting a menu and eating earlier, are two great steps in the right direction! a plan for success!

*Erin* said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are drinking more water. And I definitely agree with Jessica, menus are so important! As is eating early that way your food can digest easier. I think next time you do hop on the scale you will be pleasantly surprised :-) Good job Stephanie!!

Bridget said...

You go girl!!! Stay committed, it's the best thing you can do for YOU!
and... How funny, when you guy's were little I ALWAYS made a menu. That's not to say I decided what we were eating M,T,W.... etc. But that when I went shopping I bought ingredients for 7/8 meals and could make what ever I felt like that day. Worked great for me... think I'll begin again! xoxo...