So you guys should expect to see a post tomorrow or later today about my busy activity-filled weekend, but for now–Here’s my update on the challenge:
This week I did TONS of good things. And people are noticing. I have been told that I have lost weight like 3-4 times in the past two days, so I think the changes are taking form.
I met and surpassed my goals of getting active at least 3 times this week. On Monday and Tuesday I did the P90x videos with some yoga and biking mixed in. On Thursday I went swimming for 45 minutes. And both Friday night and Saturday night, I danced the night away with combined nights equalling around 5 hours of dancing. I TOTALLY BUSTED A MOVE 😀
I ate around 1800 calories for at least 4 of the past days. The other 3 or so, I may have had around 2100 or so. No more than 2200, and I think those days I was just listening to hunger cues. On Friday, I had my typical PMS carbo-loading session where I can’t get over my love of bread and stuff my mouth with mouthfuls of the delicious stuff. I think I was extrememly nutritious for the most part. I had the Green Smoothies like 5 times in the past week…my mouth sores are gone after like 2 months of chronic mouth sores and I think it has to do with these green smoothies. All those vitamins. Today I tried my first one with Kale and it was still super delicious and filling 😀
Now I think I’m going to take measurments every month because I don’t expect to see any really tangible changes week-to-week. But here are visual pictures of my body more for me than for you. I take them also so I can see my body objectively because I think that I often have body dysmorphia alternating between thinking my body is smaller than it really is or bigger…it’s weird. I can think both thoughts in the same day too…So having these 360 degree photos forces me to really “see” myself.
In terms of weight: I weighed in at 162.6lbs, but that includes the normal 2-3lbs of water retention I have with TTOM. Nonetheless, I did lose 2.2lbs in the past week and I’ll be sure to give myself props for that 😀
So that’s the challenge update for this week. Tomorrow will be more fun pictures and updates on my activity filled weekend 😀
Hope you all are having as wonderful a weekend as I am!