Start Date: 1/3/13
Today's Date: 2/20/13
Weight Lost / Gained This Week: +0.3
Total February Loss (so far): +2.5
Total January Loss: 2
This week's weigh in wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm actually pretty amazed that all I gained was less than half a pound. I've found that I'm not packing enough good food for work on days I workout. Yesterday morning by the time I got to work I was STARVING! I ate two packets of instant oatmeal and not long after that I bought two candy bars (I couldn't make change out of the envelope for just one because there wasn't enough) and I ate one right away. I made it a couple of hours then and ate my cheese and sandwich around 1pm. Probably by 1:30 I was already looking for something else to eat which led me to the vending machine for a bag of Cheetos. I stopped eating after that, regardless of how I felt because I was mentally feeling disgusted with myself for putting all of that crap into my mouth. My next meal would be dinner at home and I had no idea what we would be having.
Turns out it was pizza, frozen pizza to be exact. Looking back on it now I realized I kind of stuffed my face then too. Why? It seems pretty obvious to me that my body was craving fuel that I didn't give it.
I mentioned what I was eating, and how much, to Lex yesterday afternoon because I was looking for some support and/or advice. So what does Lex do? Challenges me! She challenged me to pack 2 snacks and some fruit to go with my lunch. It's exactly what I needed. I used to pack snacks for work but then I got lazy and I just haven't been. When I wasn't working out it was okay because I wasn't really hungry between my main meals. But that's all changed which means I need to adapt my food to properly fuel my body for the work I'm making it do.
Looking at the stats at the beginning of this post I have a lot of work to do because I've gained back the 2 pounds I lost in January plus an extra half of a pound. Ugh! How frustrating is that?! Seems like I can't get over this hurdle of losing 5 pounds. I lose it but then I gain it back and lose it again. I need to break through that! I'm not going to push myself farther than I can handle but I think I can lose the 2.5 pounds in a week to be back to where I started the month at. Last month I had a big loss after TOM so I'm hoping that will be the case again this month. Plus, I'm working out now so that should help too.
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