Saturday, February 2, 2008

Week 2 Weigh-In

I'm at 203.6. That's only a pound-four lost for the week, but I'm okay with that. I've been getting my cardio in, and eating well, and it's a total of 7.4 pounds--just a little more till I reach that first bag of potatoes (I will sometimes refer to the weight I lose as bags of potatoes or slabs of steak--imagining holding a bag of idaho russets up to my belly seems more real to me than seeing -10 pounds on a chart).

Week 2 has been harder though, not because of the food and counting points and exercising, but because of my attitude. I just haven't felt like it. Work has been insane, school is picking up, I've been on the rag, and the last place I want to be is the gym Coincidentally, probably the best I've felt all week is after my workout. Go figure. This week has left me fatigued-I felt like I couldn't keep up with all the stress and deadlines, so although I still ate well, and stayed on target with my goals (except 8 glasses of water a day, I hit that only 3 times, the rest I made it to 6 and was tired of peeing) weight loss was just not something I wanted to think about. But obviously, I did handle the stress, I made my deadlines, and I lost almost 2 pounds, even with Aunt Flo in town.

Know what kept me on track with my diet? Reading everyone's blogs and SparkPeople message boards. Hearing people laugh about their own mistakes and being able to give some advice to others was fun, and if only for a little while, it relieved some of the focus on how crappy I was feeling and put it on something else.

Also, I found a hilarious blog about working out- The Post-Apocalyptic Workout. Huh? She works out because she wants "to become a useful member of society in case of natural disaster, nuclear fallout, terrorist attacks or a zombie revolution," which, in my opinion, is one of the best reasons I have to workout. I need to beat someone I hate from high school to the bunker in case all the most attractive and strongest people are forced to reproduce.


Anonymous said...

Hey! A loss is a loss is a loss! So don't be down on yourself you've done so well! I know how you feel though...sometimes you just have one of those weeks where life gets a little crazy and you lose a bit of motivation. I've been very up and down for 2 weeks now, but finally feel back in the zone, and you will too so stick with it. I think you're doing a great job.
hel x