Well today was day 3 of my challenge and HOOOOOOOORRRRAAAAYYYYY I was in my calorie range again. I'm particularly happy about today because I was tempted to eat a donut today and I told myself "No, you are in control, not food!!" I think I've found my new mantra!! LOL!!!
Anyway though I was in my calories range . My nutrition was not top of the line at all because my husband wanted to go to Popeye's and I stupidly said yes without checking the nutrition facts first. Can I just say that I was UTTERLY SHOCKED when I saw exactly how unhealthy the 2 pieces of chicken, biscuit and 22 oz. soda that I had was. Total calories from this alone was 1070 kcal, total fat-53 g, sodium-2317 mg (which is over the recommended daily range) and cholesterol-150 mg. Let's just say that my eyes were OPENED!! I'm never making this mistake AGAIN!!
Well tomorrow's Sunday and I may end up having to do my Focus T25 video scheduled for Monday morning in the evening because it looks like I'm not going to be in a position to get it done Monday morning and so in the evening it shall be because I will not put it off any longer!!!
Well today was the kick-off to my 100 day challenge and praise God that it was a successful one. Albeit there was no exercise but I already knew that, what with spending every waking moment studying and being so tired from the little sleeping moments interspersed between those. The exercise will come though and more specifically it WILL COME on Monday.
In the meantime. I have got back on track with my eating and it feels sooooooooo good. I really hated that period of being out of control with my eating because not only was I affected physically but it took a toll emotionally too. There I was with all that negative self-talk and on the other hand I wasn't experiencing that personal sense of achievement and reward that I'm experiencing now. That sense of achievement that comes from not allowing food to control me, but being the commander of the ship!! I was in control!! For two days now actually, because I stayed within my calorie range both yesterday and today.
I know it's small but I'm proud of me. I'm proud that I'm no longer wallowing in the "squallor!!" LOL!! I'm proud that for TWO days I've been the me I've missed.
I look forward to tomorrow being Day 3 in this victory especially since it will also be accompanied by the victory that is the end of exams.
Well since my ever-so triumphant , previous blog things have not gone as planned at all. I was not able to get back on track with my Focus T25 last week because of circumstances and it didn't happen this week either because of my exams. Come hell or high water though next week Monday if I don't die or the rapture doesn't occur , I am restarting the Focus T25 program!
So though exercise hasn't been what I wanted it to be. I've made progress with my eating to an extent though there were days that I slipped up. Truthfully I've "slipped up" more than I've been on track but I refuse to have a pity party because what's done is done and all that I can do is move forward to fix it.
In that vein I've set myself some new goals and rewards at important junctures and as of tomorrow I am starting my own 100 day challenge which I have named "100 days to the 140s." It is my hope that these will give me the incentive I need to push past this slump and get back to the "me" who was striving for her health.
I hope to blog regularly for these 100 days so that I can keep myself accountable and so that I can get the much needed support from you guys. Also I'm not sure if anybody else wants to join me on this journey but hey I'd love some company because though , better.
Today is day 221 of my weight loss journey and it has been 59 days since my last blog. What has been happening during these 59 days you ask, a major setback but I declare that setback today as my setup for the comeback that will finally take me to goal.
These 59 days represent a major downward spiral which resulted in a weight regain of an additional 7 lbs. It really wasn't the whole 59 days but really about the last 30 that led to this regain. Surprisingly enough I gained no weight over Christmas. But pre-Christmas and post-Christmas I managed to regain 7 lbs each thus undoing a total of 14 lbs of effort and bringing me away from the lowest weight I've had in years of 158 lbs back to 172 lbs.
Am I majorily disappointed? Of course!! Did I allow it to depress me for a while? Yep. Will I allow it to totally derail me from what I want to achieve? HECK NO!! Yep I've allowed myself to lose some serious ground but guess what I lost those 14 lbs before and I will not only do it again but add the other 18 lbs to get me to goal!!
I've officially declared today as my "re-start." I am kicking the unhealthy ruts that I allowed myself to fall back into back to the curb. I've retaken control of my eating and God's willing by Monday I will re-take control of my exercising as I start the Focus T25 program all over again. I will work my butt off. I will get to goal and God's willing I will NEVER again come back anywhere near to 172 lbs. and if you've been knocked down recently, get up today and join me because .