Week 3: –.8
Total: – 6 lbs.
This would be the week things fell apart folks. Yes, I still recorded a loss, but a few days before weigh in I was WAY below that, and I totally blew it over the weekend. I’m powerless in the face of mini Sprinkles cupcakes and a fully stocked candy counter.
I didn’t really work out last week, but honestly that wasn’t my downfall. I mean, it certainly would have helped if I had been working out over the weekend when I ate all of the things, but I was steadily losing weight all week thanks to my diet alone, and then BAM. Birthday party.
Anyway, another week, another chance to get back on the wagon. I packed up all of the leftover cupcakes, cookies and candy and sent them to work with my husband on Monday. The discouraging thing is that I was getting to the point where my cravings were starting to fall away. I mean, I still wanted snacks and sweets, but not in an all-consuming sort of way. Unfortunately I’m back in that all-consuming place and working to get back on track. I’m drinking water until it hurts, and trying to avoid Pinterest and it’s many variations of cookie dough dip.
I need to start working out again this week. Here’s what I’ve been doing thus far:
Walking Pros: Easy, I can take the children along, Can be done pretty much anywhere. Cons: Sweaty, the kids fight in the double stroller, I need to walk a loooong way to feel like I’ve actually worked out. Kind of boring.
Swimming: Pros: Not sweaty, easy on my knees, the pool is pretty. Cons: I look a bit like I’m trying not to drown after a few laps, my hair gets wet and needs to be washed afterwards, I can’t take the children, I can only go when the pool is open (which is often, but not before my husband leaves for work.)
30 Day Shred Pros: Quick, mindless, can be done at home. Cons: Jumping jacks.
My motivation remains my upcoming vacation. I would like to lose 15 pounds by the end of the competition and if I get there before vacation I’m treating myself to a spray tan. Really, that’s a treat for everyone because I am PASTY.