Another great week with a loss of 2 lbs, down from 375 to 373. That 50 lbs is coming up fast, just 4 more lbs! This weight loss was extra exciting because this is my first real legit loss now that I am past the 375 barrier! This is officially the lowest I have been in over 5+ years and boy does it feel great. This week was not really any better than my last week as far as nutrition and exercise go. This week I am determined to get back on the ball…also I have not forgotten about my Level Up post, I know I said last weekend. I have just not been feeling really creative as of late, guess you could say I have a little bit of writers block. My plan is to hammer it out over the next few days and post it Saturday morning after work.
Food this week was again abnormal. I ate a lot more junk food than I planned for, but I did turn down some offers of unhealthy foods. Friday we did a big combined birthday party for myself, and two of my friends that share August birthdays and I went a bit overboard on the food. We had a big BBQ and some drinks, I could have made better choices. I did bring some fruit platters so at least I ate some healthier food with my junk food. Monday night I broke down and ordered a pizza to split with my roommate while we watched anime. While the pizza was really good, I should have stuck to my original plan. I think part of my problem this week was I felt particularly lazy, and did not want to cook at all. I have also decided to challenge myself this month and not eat any sweets outside of fruit and my protein shakes. This won’t be a permanent thing, but I want to learn more self control over my urges. Sweets get me a lot of the time, and I would like to switch to only eating them on holidays and special occasions.
Exercise this week was another big flop. Outside of my Wednesday swim I got nothing else done. I just sat around a lot, and cleaned house a little bit. This week no matter what I plan to walk everyday even if it is just for 10 minutes. I really think I need to find a new exercise program to start, it really helps with my motivation and drive.
My big NSV this week was saying no to bad food choices. Monday I played pen and paper role playing games all day at our local game shop. I brought my own sack lunch with a snack and avoided eating out. I even went to KFC with my roommate and was able to tell myself no when I was trying to talk myself into getting food. I even was able to turn down my roommates chocolate cookie he could not eat because of allergies. The next day when I was at the store getting food I kept checking food labels on foods that tempted me without thinking about it. I was able to avoid the food and it also dawned on me how I got to the point I started at. The amount of calories in my favorite foods was disturbing, and now I feel like I am gaining the knowledge to not end up back at the point I started.
This weeks picture is my new full body picture. Compared to my starting picture I am really starting to notice the changes. I feel like my body type has changed, I am no long an oval shape! What do you guys think of the changes, if you can see any.