I've been slacking off on my weekly weigh-in posts again. I've been so busy and since I take pictures and make a video for my posts, it takes a lot of time and so I end up putting it off. Anyway, I didn't want to let more than two weeks go by without updating about my weight.
Last time I weighed in at 188.0 and this week I weighed in at 187.2. So that makes a total of 0.8lbs lost over the course of 2 weeks (average of 0.4lbs for each week). I'm happy that the scale went down, but I know I could have done a lot better.
Full disclosure: My eating choices have not been good at all over the last couple of weeks. I could give all kinds of excuses for why, but they are all just excuses. I know that part of this journey is having ups and downs, but the other part of that is finding a way to still make good choices when things are hard. Everything is going great, but I've been so busy and I've been having trouble with these springs in my mouth, so I've been eating things that go down easy. But the real reason is that I haven't been doing a good job of planning ahead and making sure that I make good choices instead of just easy choices. Planning ahead really makes a big difference for me. When I let myself get too hungry or start to think about foods that I'm craving, then I make bad choices. Like pizza or chips and queso. Thankfully I haven't slacked off on my working out and even though I've been eating bad things, I haven't been eating too much of them.
This week I am planning all my meals and I'm going to do a lot better with my eating choices. I will track everything that I eat, take all my vitamins and get in as much water as I can. Hopefully next week I will be happy with what I've done and the scale will show it! I'll definitely post another weigh-in update this weekend and not wait 2 weeks again.
I didn't take any progress pictures this week, but I posted a cheesy gym mirror shot for you. :)
I did have a couple of NSVs (Non-Scale Victories) this week. #1 I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt at the gym and in public! I'm still not happy with the way my arms look, but it's been hot here. The fact that I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt is a huge win! #2 On one of the weight machines at the gym you put the bar down over your legs. This week, I was able to put the bar on the lowest setting (see picture below)! Even if the weight is not coming off as fast as I would like it to, I can still focus on the fact that my body is getting smaller and I am gaining more confidence!
Thank you all as always for all your love and support! I couldn't do it without the community I have around me to encourage and to help keep me accountable! Love y'all!
Here is my weekly weigh-in video. It pretty much says the same things in the video as I said in my blog. Sorry for the out of focus video, but I was in a hurry and didn't have time to re-record it.