Yesterday I stuck to my calorie goal, and was very proud of myself. Actually, since I was focusing on it and made sure to get all of my water in, it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Hopefully I can remember that when the urge to splurge comes on. I think making sure to get in 1750 calories a day is really going to help.
Yesterday I took my measurements again, it's been about six weeks since the last time I took measurements, and I lost a total of 1 1/4 inches, which is pretty good when I consider how terrible I ate over the past six weeks. I was really yo yo eating pretty badly, eating good for about 4-5 days and then blowing it for 3-4 days. Terrible. Which is why I need this challenge!
Anyway, here are my measurements
before now change
waist 32 3/4 32 1/2 - 1/4
hips 38 1/2 38 1/2 0
Abductors 39 3/4 39 3/4 0
chest 34 3/4 34 -3/4
R. Arm 10 3/4 10 3/4 0
L. Arm 11 11 0
R. Thigh 20 3/4 20 1/2 - 1/4
L Thigh 20 1/2 20 1/2 0
weight 144.2 143.2 -1
So I am using these as my starting stats, except for my weight, the number there is the lowest weight I attained over the past 6 weeks, my starting weight as of yesterday is 146. I am sure that I will hit 144 in a few days since I'm still recovering from the terrible week I had last week. It is really emotionally and mentally draining to have to spend 4-5 days getting back to where I was before eating everything in my house for three days. Tuesday was the worst, I ate all the cookies, all the brownies, popped some popcorn, pretzel crisps, and who knows what else I have forgotten about. Well No more! I am completely committed to this and next month I am excited to see what my measurements will be (since I won't have a weight to report) My scale is not in the basement behind the computer desk where I won't be tempted to use it. This part is going start killing me in about one week, I know myself, I have a need to know what my weight is and it is going to drive me crazy but it is very important that I don't weigh myself because of how badly it affects my mood.
Today went well, although I felt hungry all afternoon. I started getting hungry around 2:00 and I was over at my parents letting the kids run through the sprinklers and jump on the trampoline. They didn't have a lot of choices, but I was feeling tired so I thought I needed some carbs for energy, so I ate half a bagel and that seemed to help but I was hungry again shortly thereafter. Needless to say, I drank a lot of water.
So I stumbled across some old sticky notes from when I "heart attacked" my husband several years ago before we got married and I haven't used them since. I thought they would be perfect for my countdown since they are cute and I'm not using them for anything else. I have them on my nightstand and since they are heart shaped I figured that could represent how I have poured my heart and soul into this challenge. (totally hokey I know) but if I am going to get to my goal I am going to need all the inspiration, motivation, and reminders that need.
To add to the list of things I am learning. I have learned that I need to make sure I always have good foods in the house. It is when all my food that I regularly eat is gone that I start eating junk. So eventhough I didn't need to go buy food for the week yet, we were all out of fruits, so I made sure to make a fruit run today. Don't let your supplies run out!