Week 1: Weight 269.4 (-3 pounds)
Weight Loss: Yay! Goodbye 270's! I met my goal of 2 pounds and will continue with that goal for next week. So, by this time next week I will weigh 267.4 pounds or less.
My Non-scale Victory (NSV): My ultimate goal is to fit into my size 18 jeans. I plan on taking another picture in my jeans in a month, which is April 22, to see how I’m doing with the weight loss and losing the inches. I said that I was going to clean out my hall closet, well that didn’t happen. It’s been a crazy week and I never did get a chance to even think about it until now. I will try to do it this week.
Exercise: I did really well with exercise last week. My friend Linda is getting back into running and even though we don’t run together we make plans and know that the other one is out running and we don’t want to let each other down. It’s a great motivator. I walked everyday and ran/walked every other day. It was a great stress reliever and I plan on doing the same thing this coming week.
Nutrition: I really slacked on counting calories this week. I tried to make good choices and would eat every 2-3 hours. This week I’m going to concentrate on getting in at least 2-4 cups of vegetables and fruits a day. I did really well on getting in my daily water intake. I carried a bottle around with me all day and drank a good liter of water when I exercised. I will continue with the water and stay with my goal of 96 ounces this coming week.
For the mini challenge I tried a new type of healthy salad. My friend Linda brought a salad using a different kind of lettuce from her garden, strawberries, walnuts and a tomato based Italian dressing. I was really hesitant to try it because I “hate” tomatoes and the thought of tomatoes and strawberries sounded really gross, but to my surprise is was really good. The dressing tasted more like Italian dressing and I didn’t taste the tomato at all. I put just a tiny amount of dressing but the strawberries and walnuts tasted really yummy in the salad. I will definitely do this more often. It was filling too.
I tried to post to everyone’s blog last week. I’m so excited to see everyone’s progress and how everyone is doing, but there are so many people in the challenge and it’s hard to keep up. I will do my best to see how everyone is doing this week and check out how last week went for you. Good luck this week in the challenge and meeting your goals.