It has been a good week. Not perfect, but especially good for me in the week leading up to Christmas. Sure, I had a few extra cookies, but for the most part ate well. I dropped 3.5 pounds this month (for a total of 24.5 since June 26) which for me is a first. Normally, I would have gained 3.5 pounds in the month of December.
Today, I spend some time weeding through clothes that are TOO big and trying on clothes that I have stored in my closet for some day when I would lose weight). Well, I am happy to report that sometime is today! One of the best NSVs was fitting into a pair of size 16 pants that I bought many years ago on sale. They fit perfect!!
Here is my update:
1.Lose an additional 8 pounds by December 31, 2010.
I weighed in this week and lost a total of 2 pounds! I have lost now 6.5 pounds since starting the challenge. So, maybe, just maybe, I will make this goal next week on the 31st!!
2. Biking and walking: Last week I revised this goal to include a combination of biking (stationary biking) and walking for a total of 6 hours across a week. This week I did not do so well: I logged in 5 hours of exercise or 5/7/. So, a little down on this goal.
3.Take care of myself each day by eating less, moving more, and eating plenty of fruits and veggies. This week I ate more salads than I have in awhile.
Eating more salad is helping me to bank a few extra calories for the
Christmas breads and or cookie treats that I enjoy.
4.Have more 1200 calories days in a week than 1500-calorie days.
This week I had two 1200-calorie days and the rest were 1500-calorie days.
So, I definitely did not meet this goal. But, it is Christmas, so I have cut myself a little slack.
5.Drink more water. Definitely a habit. My diet soda challenge of 1-2 was great 6/7 days.
Overall, I think keeping this challenge up each week has helped me to stay focused. As I wrote above, I am not perfect on this journey. I am completely okay with being where I am. I weigh the lowest I have now in at least 8-9 years, plus, my stamina continues to grow.
I once again want to thank you, my readers and follows for taking the time to stop by my blog and offer your support and encouragement to me. I do not take you for granted and cannot tell you how motivating your support is to me. I would like you all to know that I will be taking a break from blogging for about ten days (except to update the last week of the Hottie challenge) to enjoy the holidays and all the snow that is again coming our way in Minnesota. I wish you all a very happy Christmas with your family and friends. Enjoy every minute.
Finally, you may have beautiful holiday music in your own region, but, if you do not, or would like a taste of our magnificent Minnesota Public radio, click on the link for a classical holiday stream.