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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back Tracking

I had an amazing week... in my personal life.  My step-son was visiting last week (as you know) and his girlfriend flew in last Monday night so we did a bit of eating out but it was just so nice to have him around and meet his girl friends.  She's super sweet!

Food wise, I did ok.  I did a lot of back-tracking... meaning I ate and then I tracked later.  Sometimes a whole day later.  My food was not on point, but I tracked as I said I would.  I also went for a run-walk on Saturday.  I got a lot of steps in on Saturday - 15,000 steps.  In general, I moved more last week.

Unfortunately, I re-injured myself with my attempted run.  So now I'm using a foam roller to try and work out my hip / hip flexor problem.  It's extremely painful... as is the foam rolling.  You're probably cringing if you've ever done it.  I hear if you do it often, it's not so bad.  But starting out, it hurts like a BITCH.

It is helping though.

However, with that - I am bowing out of the dirty girl run this weekend.  I'm still going and cheering on my group and the others there, but I'm not participating.  I'm in too much pain (or was) to re-injur myself or make it worse yet.  So I'm bringing my camera and will take lots of pictures.

My husband is going out of town this weekend... which is never good for me.  BUT - I'm going to make my one (HUGE) small change this weekend and NOT get out of control when he's gone.  I'm going to look up healthy/fun recipes to make that he would NEVER eat.  He doesn't like the fancier foods like me - so when he's gone I need to take advantage of maybe some of the funkier-fancier healthy foods that I can't make when he's here.

I'm also going to start a clean eating challenge on Monday.  I'm very excited for it.  But have to get prepared for it this weekend because it's very different (not totally I guess) than how I eat now.  I'm hoping this breaks my sugar issue.  I've also warned my husband.  So by the end of it - we will see whether he loves me or hates me :) LOL

Have a great week, I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Feeling a wee-bit better...

So I weighed myself last week, to gauge how I did this week.  I was unable to go into Weight Watchers for a meeting due to scheduling conflicts.

For the last two weeks, I've barely tracked anything... and I was up.  Up more than I have been in a while.  This past weekend was my parents move, my step son coming to visit as well as his girl friend coming for a visit.  It's been great, but what all that means is we've been eating out and eating mostly crap foods.

Luckily with my parents move and the "other" stuff we've been doing with my step son and girl friends, I've been able to get in more steps than I have been in a long time.  I'm no longer depressed looking at my FitBit results and am climbing back up the ladder with those that are within my friends list on FitBit.

I'm not done at my parents house, but we/they have gotten a lot done since the move on Saturday.  I'll now be putting in time here and there versus ever weekend.  That feels good.  It also feels good that their move went so well.  I mean I knew it would, because my mom is a major planner, but I don't think it could have gone any better.  My mom is happy, less stressed (although she's a high stress person anyway) and in a good place.  Which means I am less stressed.

If you go by what I weighed myself at last week compared to today, I'm down 3.6 lbs.  But if you go by my last WW weigh in, I'm up 1.4.  Either way - I don't feel bad about my results for not tracking a darn thing.  I will say though, I'm back to tracking.  That's the only way I can be successful.  So far, I've tracked my day and I will continue through out the week.

I'm also going to get back to my exercising.  After the move I feel confident that I can get back to my regular exercising schedule.  I may switch it up a bit, but I feel good.  Now to ween off of the chiropractor/massage/physical therapy.  I'm hoping to be completely done with that by the middle of next month.

Wish me luck!  I will need it.  Cheers to a much better week this week!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.

Friday, July 18, 2014

I'm not my priority

I am not doing well.  I am not making myself my priority right now.  I'm stressed to the max with way to much going on at home, work and family life.  Therefore, I am way off track and gaining, gaining, gaining.

I have a ton of excuses, but none of them matter.  I cannot continue to gain.  I need to make me a priority, I know this.

Am I going to do it?  Not yet.

My parents finally move this weekend.  I cannot wait.  I've spent the last 2 months, with the exception of 3 weekends sprinkled in there, going down to their house on the weekends to help pack them up.  I do fine when I'm there, because my mom is very supportive.  BUT when I leave, I'm not good.

When I get home and my husband's not home, I'm not good.  I do not do well alone.  I need to get over that part.  I will be working on that once things settle down.

Work is also crazy right now.  In reality, it has been all year.  I am using that as an excuse too... but when I get stressed, I eat.  I've been eating a lot lately.  AND a lot that is NOT good for me.  Giving in to all my cravings.  Obviously I need to work on that too.

I'm just struggling really bad.  I am determined to not let this continue, I just need to get through the next couple of weeks.  Then I will be focusing like a mad woman.  In the mean time, my goal is to stop gaining.  Then... start losing again when I can focus.

I still can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two Week Update

I didn't intend to not write a post last week, but I totally ran out of time with getting ready for the holiday weekend.  Last week's weigh in was awesome.  I lost a lot of weight, not everything I gained the week before, but well over half of it.

Then comes the holiday weekend.

I did GREAT over the weekend.  From Thursday - Sunday at 11.  Then we got home.  I ate the world.  What the hell!  I don't get it.  I couldn't stop myself.  I guess I know WHY... but I really hate that it affects me.  The WHY would be that I'm a woman and once a month I truly cannot control my hunger and cravings.  As hard as I try, I just can't.

So in the end I ended up gaining this week.  I would say over 1/2 my gain this week is due to my being a woman and the other 1/2 is probably from the last 3 days of eating.  Sad.

BUT, I'm not going to let it get me down.  I'm going to chug along.  I'm proud of my holiday weekend.  I purposefully moved.  My sister in law and I walked 3.2 miles one day and another 2.2 the following day.  BEFORE we would do anything fun for the day.  So I felt good about that.  My back and legs were not liking me too much, but it's a good starter.  I haven't done anything since I got home, but I will this week.  I need to get myself moving.

An update on my accident from April.  I'm still seeing a chiropractor, massage therapist and now added physical therapy this week.  This "minor" accident has really caused me some pain... which is the main reason I haven't exercised in almost 3 months.  I don't like this feeling and it's not good for my weight loss.  So for now, I'm adding in the walking.  Soon, I hope to go back to the gym for my Zumba and weight lifting.

I hope you had a successful two weeks... I walk away feeling pretty good about it - even with the weight gain.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.