Time to weigh in for the Shrink into Summer Challenge.
Finally, I have good news to share, which is why this is actually posted on Wednesday rather than Thursday or Friday or whenever I can avoid it no longer.
I made some big time changes to my eating habits this week and on top of that have been busy shredding away. For the past three weeks I have continuously been over my daily/weekly allowance points. I kept using the excuse that it was okay because I was exercising, but really it wasn't, which was evident from my scale reading each week. Before I wouldn't necessarily count my activity points so I didn't have them to consume, but lately I had been counting my activity points since I was exercising regularly and eating the extra points plus more.
Well I was determined that it wasn't going to happen this week! I'm happy to report that it is Wednesday and I still have 13 weekly allowance points left. Plus the past two days I haven't even used all my points. Don't get me wrong I'm pretty darn close to using them all, but had 1.5 left yesterday and .5 today.
Saturday is my official weigh in day and as of last Saturday, I was down 1lb. Even more exciting is that this morning my scale showed 140, which is 2 lb less than Saturdays weigh in. Woohoo!! I'm thrilled with this because I set the goal of the 130's before spring vacation (FRIDAY) and I may actually get there. I really had my doubts, but now that I almost have it in my grasp I am even more motivated to keep going.
It always seems like if I can just get over a hump and see some results that I am motivated to keep on going. Now that I am watching my scale drop I'm pumped to keep counting the points, saying no to snacking, and exercising, exercising, exercising!!
I'm a little worried though about leaving for vacation on Friday. The good thing is that our family vacations usually result in much walking and exploring so hopefully the exercise will not be a problem. I am taking the shred DVD and will be doing that in the evenings on my laptop. My Ipod and Nike+ will also be joining me on the trip and I'm hoping to get a couple runs in. There are some beautiful neighborhoods where we're visiting along the bay and ocean so I'm hoping the new scenery will motivate me too. I must confess though that I don't have the food plan down as well. I need to create some guidelines so I don't go too crazy, that is for sure!
Any tips on how to handle the food during vacation would be much appreciated!
How was your week?