Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shrinking Days of Summer Challenge - Week #6

I am down 1.2lbs this week. Yeah! I'm so happy to see a loss after my weekend of splurging! Friday started out good but ended bad. Saturday was ugly. Sunday started out good but ended bad...not too too bad though.

Weekends are always so hard plus this was a holiday weekend and we went to a friend's house for a bbq, so I over ate and then to top it off, my sister and nephews are in town, so I always get to lax on my eating when I'm out of my usual routine.

I really need to work on that. I need to work on the fact that weekends, vacations, having company, celebrations, etc should not be focused around food and that even if they are (due to that being out of my control) that I need not partake in it. That I can still take control and make healthy choices.

Sometimes I get in this frame of mind such as "my sister isn't here all the time", "she's just visiting", "i don't eat like this all the time", so I start making excuses and I start eating unhealthy. I need to stop that way of thinking, it's just not good and thinking like that will take me that much longer to get to my goal.

There's only 2 more weeks left and I think I said my goal was to get to 169...I would LOVE to be out of the 170's. Honestly, I think it's going to be tough to reach that goal now. It can be done, if I eat clean for the next 2 weeks but I know myself. :-) So, I think I'll reset a more realistic goal...2-3 more pounds. I'd like to finish the challenge at 172-173.

I hope there's another challenge to keep me going! Honestly, this is the kind of stuff that motivates me. I think I would have made lots more unhealthy choices if it weren't for this challenge AND the fact that we're on teams. I don't want to let my team down, so I do a lot more thinking of the effects before putting that cookie in my mouth. :O

Here's to a great next week!

7/8 - 175.4
7/1 - 176.6
6/24 - 177.2
6/17 - 178.4
6/10 - 182.0
6/3 - 178.6


Brooke said...

what is it about moving into a new "decade" that is so daunting.

congrats on having tough choices and still losing!

april said...

I'm so glad challenges motivate you!! Congrats on the loss!