Current Weight: 212.0 lbs (-1.4 lbs from last week)
Seeing as my food in take this week has been terrible. (Over ate most of the week and Really over ate all weekend) I'm ok with the loss this week.
My fluid in take has been ok. Drank enough water at least 4 days out of the week and my return to the gym so far has been a success.
I started reading my book yesterday. I've been having trouble sitting down and taking the time to read when I feel restless that I'm not working to find a job. I can't seem to get comfortable and I start feeling guilty that I'm sitting down "doing nothing" when I should be working my ass off trying to get applications in. I should really organize my time better this week so I can get both things in.
This weekend I was able to go to the county fair with my sister. I don't like carnival rides (and yet I love theme parks) so I wasn't interested in the rides or games. Instead my sister and I walked the entire Fair (our home town fairgrounds are one of the biggest in the state so that's a lot of walking) checking out the attractions, and to me, checking out some eateries. I ended up eating a little bit of:
chocolate and yogurt covered raisins
and the actual "meal" we had was none other than a HUGE turkey leg from a roasting pit
Although it was fun I honestly feel ashamed at my inability to restrain myself from any food that catches my eye. It's harder than ever right now when there are so many temptations so close at hand. This is the time where I miss living in the middle of nowhere and even if I wanted a donut, driving 30 miles to get one seems ridiculous.
After Wednesday I also slowed down on my exercises so that when I came back late from the fair, tired and bloated the only thing I could muster to do was to turn on the On Demand cable and do a 10 minute Belly dancing Basics session. 10 minutes of activity, I guessed, was better than nothing at all. It at least helped the icky feeling of bloating subside.
To make up for my food slip ups and lack of exercise this weekend I decided to attempt doing a 5k again last night. I've been going to the gym and trying to beat my time from the previous attempt.
At the beginning of the week I did a 5k in 39 minutes.
Two days later I felt great and I did a 5k in 37 minutes.
Last night I upped the speed and did a 5k in 36minutes 30 seconds.
I almost died. The treadmill I was on had a broken fan and I ended up heating up really quickly. I had already started my jog and once I start I don't stop. I ended up having to wipe the sweat off my face and attempt to drink my water bottle without breaking stride and send myself flying off the treadmill at 5.1 mph. LOL. It probably wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I am very stubborn and by the end of the run I was so in to it that I had already done 3.12 miles before I realized the treadmill was trying to get me to start cooling down. Oops!
So this week, I need to make a schedule. I need to organize my time so that I can get as much time to apply to jobs, babysit, give people rides, go to the gym and read my book-- all while trying to stay away from the fridge and keep my calorie in take in check.
This week wasn't a bad start. It's time to get better, get stricter.
I can do this! You can too!