Happy weigh in this morning!!!! 3.8lbs this week!!! For a total of 17.6lbs in 5 weeks This makes for a very happy Megan. I had a feeling the loss this week would be decent due to last weeks low loss. But it is nice to see that I’m just cruising right along. I am hoping to lose 6 more pounds by my birthday on the 28th, hopefully that will be a no brainer.
I have started really going through the parts of my closet that have sat quietly waiting for my return for years Haven’t gotten to the boxes of clothes that don’t fit yet, but its fun and exciting to pull out clothes from before Preston was born and actually fit into some of it! The best part is I am finding a few work clothes to tide me over for now. I don’t care if my clothes are baggy when I’m hanging around the house or running errands with Preston but I don’t want to wear baggy pants to work. So that is all very promising. Excited to get down to an 18 – haven’t worn that size in 5 years probably. :) :) :)
This week I did a much better job of getting myself all the way to 1200 calories and then some. I made sure to have a larger breakfast and snack some as well. I intentionally burned calories/worked out 6 days this week, which felt really good! I am surprised how well my body is accepting of the way I’m pushing it – in fact I think my body is really happy about it. I was talking to a friend the other day about starting a C25k program but wasn’t sure if I’m ready to do that. I’d still like to drop a little bit more weight before I start that so that I’m not putting so much strain on my body, my knee is finally not experiencing much pain at all going up and down stairs or anything so I don’t want to screw that up by straining it. Maybe after I’ve lost a total of 25lbs I’ll revisit the running thing. My only true running goal is to be able to run the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. I ran a turkey trot/thanksgiving morning race with my family two years in a row and I wanted to make it an annual tradition and then I stopped running and gained weight and drifted from that but every year I think about it and wish I was in shape to do it. So this year I’m definitely planning to Turkey Trot – but I’m completely confident at this rate that I”ll be prepared to run a 5k by the end of November, so I might sign up for a 5k for September or something to work for.
I decided I’d like to set up a few mini goals for myself each month just to keep myself pushing. So here’s a short list.
- Do a 10 mile bike ride
- Lose 15lbs this month (June 6 to July 6)
- Get 5 work outs in each week
- Start running
Its not much, but it’ll push me to work this month. Like always the food is the most important part. I promised myself I’d do a good food plan last week and I didn’t, so this week I HAVE TO DO IT!! I really need to throw some variety in there and have bigger variations in my day to day calorie intakes to keep my body guessing and working hard. I’m thinking maybe 2-1600 calorie days this week and one 1400 calorie day and the others closer to 1200 to see what kind of reaction my body has to that. Hope you had a good week and met whatever goals you set out for yourself!