Encouraging news from the scale these last two weeks. After getting knocked on my ass two weeks ago by seeing a number I've never seen on the scale these last two weeks have been slow progress away from that number. I skipped "class" last week and didn't post about my weigh in so this week you get a double. Lucky, huh?
Height: 5' 7.5''
July 23: 207.7
Total Loss: 0.6
It's slow progress but progress still so I'll take it!
Way back in June I posted about my comeback which was basically how I was going to get myself back on track with this whole healthy lifestyle thing. I wasn't quite successful with sticking to it even though I never told myself I was giving up. After some reflecting on why I wasn't successful in sticking with it I believe it's that crappy plan I had. I said it was the foundation that I could build on. Basically it was, just the ideas behind the plan I needed to build. With a little help from Carolyn I've taken the ideas behind the plan and actually turned it into a plan (built on that foundation I laid).
With Carolyn asking the questions and offering advice and guidance based on what I told her I came up with the following to be my plan.
- C25K - T/Th/Sat or M/W/F or Sat
- Home workouts for non-running/strength (DVDs or Sworkit)
- No TV, laptop or reading until workout for the day is DONE!
- 2-3 meals per week (ex. 2 recipes, 4 servings each)
- Winging it: protein (chicken, turkey, sausage, lean ground beef) veggie and whole grain
- 80/20 rule for better eating
- No Mountain Dew or ice cream will be bought from the grocery store.
- No Mountain Dew vending machine purchases at work.
- 1-2 (12oz cans) Mountain Dew on weekends ONLY.
- No gas station stops for Mountain Dew or grab & go food (junk).
- Monday = grocery shopping day
- 64+ oz of water a day
With that being said, I do need to remember to actually stick to the plan and push through when I'm not feeling it. I started off great last week by running Tuesday and Thursday as planned but then life happened and I missed my run Saturday. I had the opportunity to make it up but didn't. Then the plan for this week was to run Monday but I decided not to and told myself I'll just do it Tuesday since I'm going to be busy Wednesday after work anyways. Well Tuesday has come and gone and I did not run.
Going forward, so this doesn't happen again, when I'm on the verge of talking myself out of a workout I need to ask myself: do I want to give up (again)? Or do I want to be triumphant? And in addition to that I need to remember that letting myself live with trade offs (I stayed strong and said no to Mt Dew so it's okay that I don't run) is letting myself settle for where I am. My healthy decisions need to propel more healthy decisions and then I will see a change. (Thanks Carolyn!)
It's in my hands. The greatest support system in the world does not make decisions for me, I do. I have a great support system but they can't do a damn thing for me if I don't support myself and push through the mental garbage that gets in the way of doing what needs to be done.
I've been loosely following the plan I made and it's helped me to see the little changes in the scale these last two weeks so I can just imagine what would happen if I followed the plan 100%. I'm going to find out, that's for sure!