How has it already been a week since my first WIW post? Although the last seven days has shown minimal weight loss, I’ve learned a lot already.
How I am winning this week: Getting rid of the “diet” mentality. Look, I realize that this journey is going to be LONG. Why? I refuse to diet again. I’ve been on and off of diets since I was 8 years old. That’s right. EIGHT YEARS OLD.
Weight Watchers, Atkins, Juice Diets, calorie counting - I’m done with it all. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. It didn’t work. Sure the weight came off for a while, but it never lasted. It’s just not sustainable in the long run.
The best moment came when I was grocery shopping last week. I caught myself drawn to the “diet” snacks. You know what I’m talking about; 100 calorie packs, Weight Watchers brand snacks, sweetened rice cakes. That was the moment I realized I was falling back into the wrong mentality. I only eat that stuff when I’m dieting. So why even bother eating it at all?
Areas of improvement: I only worked out once this last week. Boo. It felt great, but most days were packed with work, the girls and getting quotes for work that’s getting done on the house. I’m planning on working out four times this coming week. We’ll see what happens there.
Another problem area for me is lack of sleep. I’m up around 5 or 5:30 and don’t usually get to sleep until about 11. 6.5 hours is not enough. It makes me tired, which makes me listless and craving high-sugar foods for a quick pick-me-up, leading to another sugar crash and then the cycle begins again. It’s just ugly. This week I’m shooting for bedtime by 10:30. Although, I should eventually try to be in bed by 10 on weeknights.
How I feel: I won’t lie. I’m a bit disappointed that it’s only a one pound weight loss. But I’m still on a bit of a runners high from my last workout…so at least there’s that!
What have been your highs and lows of the last week?