Today’s Date: 1/16/13
Weight Lost/Gained This Week: +0.7
Total Weight Loss: 0.2
Week Successes: I have been doing an excellent job of eating breakfast and tracking it (using MyFitnessPal). Breakfast is such an important meal and I am making sure I eat it every day, something to be proud of considering I didn't always eat breakfast. I seemed to think in high school that it was okay to not eat breakfast and just drink a Mountain Dew. Even in college I sometimes didn't eat breakfast. Because of my hours at work (10a-6p) I have plenty of time to make and eat breakfast every morning. And you know what? I am loving it! I feel better when I eat breakfast and it leads to better decisions during the day.
Week Struggles: I am still struggling with getting back to the gym (or being active period). I am really enjoying the time in the morning to read blogs, make sure everything is okay with my own, and just be a bum in bed. If I want to continue doing that I can just set my alarm a little earlier or I can just do all of my blog work at night/on the weekend because let's be honest here, I LOVE sleeping in later.
Lessons Learned: Dinner and desserts do matter! Not that I am contributing all of my weight gain this week to the dinner and dessert I had last night before bed but it certainly was part of it (along with not working out). I am doing really well making good choices for breakfast and lunch (because I am in charge of it) but once dinner rolls around I'm not the one cooking or even deciding what to make. I always think this whole weight loss thing would be easier if I lived on my own. But honestly I cannot wait to be living on my own to lose this weight. And guess what? I am in charge of what goes into my mouth! I can do a better job managing my portion sizes and saying no to desserts (not always but most of the time).
Goals for Next Week: I am going to carry over my goal from last week since I didn't really make any progress on it, be more active! Whether it is walking Bo after dinner or hitting the gym in the morning before work I need to be more active. My job is really sedentary so I have to rely on workouts to burn calories.
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What was your struggle, success or lesson learned this week? (Weight loss related or whatever you choose.)