Wow. So I had a hectic week last week and didn’t have time to update, so here is my update for the last two weeks.
I lost 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I now weigh 303. 4 lbs to go to be under 300:-) I hope to be under 300 by the end of September (12 days from now).
I noticed my mentality change toward what I eat. Its much easier for me to say no to bad foods then it was when I started. I dont know if its my success thus far, or just a different mental view on the situation that makes it easier. Whatever it is, Im happy. Because I feel that saying “no” to bad foods was my biggest obstacle. I felt I had no willpower. Now I can pat myself on the back every time I say “no” because I know I consciously just saved myself x amount of calories:-)
I have a lot of stress in my home life that feel like they never end, but somehow are at an all time high now, so I’m trying to find different ways to cope with stress (I used to eat junkfood). Now when I get overwhelmed with feelings of stress or anxiety, I pack the kids in the car and go… somewhere, anywhere… usually to the park or the library. They love it and I love it, because I’m away from my home and things that remind me of the stress. I feel like I’ve always put my weight and myself on the back burner and Ive finally realized that I need to change my priorities and take care of myself to… even though that may mean that I’m not making everyone happy.
I still want to increase my exercise levels. By going out and taking the kids to the park, it increase my daily activity, but still not the level I want (45 minutes of VIGOROUS walking). The temp outside ranges from 85-90 degrees and in the evening when its cooler I have too many things to do (between dinner, cleaning, bathing, feeding and changing kids, etc) I CAN’T change the time I do those things. Plus beacuse its so humid there are a million biting bugs (no-see-ums, mosquitos, etc) in the evening. I know, more excuses, but I keep thinking it will be easier when it gets just a bit cooler.
Goal for next week:
Lose 3 lbs :)
-Drink more water
-Go on a daily walk with the kids
So three pounds for next week. I can do it!