Well with a busy week that I have been having, I slipped up. I went back to my old staple bread not because I didn’t have anything but just because it was easier. I have to break this habit. If I can break this habit I will be in a better place. I know what I have to do but I just have to remind myself everyday what I have to do. I also did eat more than I should as well. It is so easy to fall back into old ways. I did gain a couple of pounds back but to be honest I really do not know if it is that or due to swelling. I have been drinking plenty of water(96 ounces a day)and I have been exercising (between my Gazelle and Yoga)The weight gain could be due to that but I am not going to hold my breath. I am not going to beat myself up about it but I am going to really concentrate on the bread eating and portioning my food out each meal. If I can get that under control I will be able to get it all there.
On the flip side, I went out to buy some new exercise clothes because the ones I had have started to wear out. So I went to our favorite store in the world (sarcasm) and they had some Danskin tops on sale (always love a great sale). I bought me two tanks and one t-shirt…all under $10!! The thing that is better than that…I was able to get them in a MEDIUM!!!! 😀 It looks like I am doing something right despite of my slips this week. I’ll post pics next week once I start wearing them.
Ok yes I know there was a week in there that I skipped. Those of you who read my blog should know I have not been home and to be honest, wanted a break from my computer as well. I have been on vacation since 6/28. We all went to Washington DC and had an amazing time there. We all went the traditional route and saw all the monuments as well as went to Six Flags America. The kids had a blast in both locations. Me and hubby did too…it was a great family time for all of us. But like with every vacation we had to come back home and come back our normal…which is pretty good too 🙂 I can’t tell you how happy I was to get back and sleep in my own bed…lol!!
On the flip side though, my diet suffered. I did not lose any weight but I did not gain anything. Which I guess considering how much junk I ate on this trip I guess that was pretty good. I did my best to avoid as much bread as possible but when you are eating a lot of foods that qualify as “junk food” it is really hard to completely avoid. So I “limited” the amount of bread I ate and drank a lot of water while on vacation. I think the biggest thing that prevented me from gaining any thing back was how much walking we did . As anyone who lives in the big city knows…it’s easier to walk to a location then it is to drive. So walk we did. We walked to the monuments, we walked to go eat…etc. When we went to Six Flags, we walked some more…lol!! Overall I think I got more exercise during this trip then I have on any other trip.
As I have said in may posts in the last year, I am trying to get down to my ideal weight. Reality says my ideal weight is like 140 pounds. Where that is a possibility for me to do, it’s not exactly where I would feel comfortable…at least at this moment. That’s why I have set my goal at 150. That being said I have not reached the goal I wanted to. I could make every excuse in the book and I could say it’s because it’s genetic…etc. But I don’t believe that…not really. I know it was me being lazy and eating things I should not. I know it’s because I did not do the exercising I should have done. I know if I just keep my head straight I can do it. So starting today, I am resetting my goal timeframe. I am going to start again with a new year and possibilities. I realize this sounds like I am quitting but I am not. Let me say that again…I AM NOT QUITTING.
SO with everything I have just said I am posting my goals once again that I am setting for myself here:
get weight down from 180 pounds to 150 pounds by June 16, 2017
will make a full progress post every 4 months
set monthly attainable goals
post weekly to keep track
eat better (limit junk food, no bread)
drink more water
exercise once every day (yoga, walking, strength exercises)
I know everyone here says well you are already, so you say, doing this. I know and I know that I have not been on track like I should. That is me and I will make this happen. I have to…that’s all I can say. Now I just have to keep reminding myself.
I am definitely still here. Not too much difference then last week. I am going to find what it is that can kick-start this. I am feeling so much better than before I started this but I am not getting where I want to be. I know today I am more swelled up then I have been since I started this but I think that is more because I did not drink enough water yesterday and so I paying for that today. I normally don’t have too much issue with that but sometimes it can be hard to actually drink as much as you should. So here’s to another week…hopefully next week will be better!