What a week!
This past week has been a big test on my behalf. It was the 2nd week of the winter school holidays. I was trapped indoors most of the time with 6 bored children and a dog.
I was tired, really tired and to top it off, ‘that’ time of the month was upon me again.
I was craving sugar, feeling lethargic and generally unmotivated. I pushed through and only made a few little mistakes along the way. I think it’s important that I acknowledge them here so I can look back and see if it has made a heap of difference in the long run.
Mistake 1 – I did not drink enough water. Some days I was lucky to drink half a bottle, other days it was a few mouthfuls while I took some Panadol.
Mistake 2 – I drank a can of Jim Beam & Cola. Sadly I gave in to peer pressure and had one can, only later to find out that you can now purchase Jim Beam & Coke Zero!! Bah!!!! I will say here though, after that one can, I was on a definite sugar buzz. After consuming next to no sugar for nearly 3 weeks, one can had me laying awake with my eyes wide open for hours and hours!
Mistake 3 – My meal planning fell by the wayside during the holidays and lack of organisation & having guests over saw us spoil the children with Mcdonalds for dinner. I stuck to having just the Sweet Chilli Wrap but still felt bad that I was eating it.
Mistake 4 – Yesterday my hubby had an RDO so we went out and had some lunch together. We chose Subway, as it was the better of the available choices. I had a Sweet Onion & Teriyaki Chicken sub, but I said yes to the ‘footlong’ and to the cheese. TISK TISK!!!!
So there you have it. All my confessions out in the open!!!! LOL
Anyway, after the week that I had, and the fact that I drank 2 full bottles of water whilst walking on the treadmill last night, I expected to get on the scales this morning to discover a weight gain. I certainly did not expect to lose anything this past week.
The scales revealed that I had lost another 1/2 a Kilo (500grams).
This brings my total weight loss in the last three weeks to 7kg. So glad I didn’t put any weight on!!!
I must admit even though I wasn’t expecting a loss at all, I was disappointed in myself when the numbers only changed slightly from last week. It really has given me a kick in the pants to take it up a notch and increase my movement and watch my eating.
For those of you that are after a daily update of my weight loss journey, you can follow me on Facebook via THE SHRINKING HOUSEWIFE page which was started by Katrina from The Organised Housewife blog. She has invited myself and Jodie to help her run the page, which already has 709 members. If you’re looking for some motivation and inspiration, jump on board and join our journey.
I am going to finish this post with a small list of my goals for this week.
* I want to walk everyday (on land or on treadmill) for a minimum of 1 hour at a time.
* I am going to cut down my coffee intake to 3 cups per day.
*I am going to drink 3+ bottles of water everyday.
* I am going to keep on top of my housework, therefor increasing my incidental exercise and keeping a tidy house!
Wish me luck this week. I need to lose 3kgs to get that new handbag I want!!!! 🙂