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This week was much better than last week. It’s getting easier to find a balance between smart choices and splurges, my runs are getting less painful, and I saw the scale move in my favor. What a difference a week makes. I know I will have many more hard weeks, but it was nice to have a good one. I hope y’all had a good one too. I loved interacting with some of you on Twitter and hope we start doing that more often. Remember, we’re all in this together. If you need help or encouragement, reach out. We’re here for ya.
- Weigh-in: Down 2 pounds total, so about a pound since last week. I might have done a happy dance when I stepped on the scale.
- Exercise completed: Still just running, but I’m getting faster, and I do at least 2.5 miles (usually 3) every time. My goal is to get to 3 miles in under 30 minutes regularly before the summer is over. I’ll start yoga once school starts and the schedule at the gym offers more options for times, I promise.
- Splurge/Guilty Pleasure: This weekend wasn’t so bad! Saturday night, my friend and I went out to eat, then we had drinks and Oreos at my house, but we went to the gym the next morning, and I ate well the rest of the weekend. Today (I’m writing this Wednesday night), my parents were in town, and we ate a lot of things that probably won’t work in my favor as far as the scale goes. But you know, that’s what this “diet” is all about — making smart choices and good decisions most of the time, then splurging and not feeling guilty about it the rest of the time, because you know you’ll make it up with exercise and more healthy choices later.
- Success story: There were a few times I wanted fast food this week, but I resisted. A couple of times, I actually packed sandwiches, fruit, and unbuttered popcorn and took it with me as I was out working and running errands, so I wouldn’t be tempted. Maybe I looked like a crazy person with her Ziploc bags of food, but every little bit helps, and it sure made me feel good.
red bell pepper, salt & pepper, and light italian. So refreshing.