Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'm back and Ready for Summer Challenge Update

Good morning!
I'm back!!
My last few posts were done at my parents house about 2 weeks ago. Well, I've had my new computer for a week now, but I tell you, it wasn't easy getting back into the swing of things.
I feel like access to a computer was keeping me accountable.
So whats been happening?
Well, the exercise sure didn't happen so much and my eating healthy... not so good either.



Since I havn’t been updating for a few weeks, I’m just going to review my week 4 goals and then jump right over to week 7’s goals.

Now for the week 4 goals:

Weight: I’m hoping for a 2 lb loss this week. I did have a great loss that week but right now, I’m at a 5 lbs loss for the overall challenge.

Exercise: Same as last week, 5 days out of 7. And if the mosquitoes retreat, I’ll go back to the C25K training. The last few weeks the exercise has been lacking. Lots of stuff going on!

Nutrition: Same as last week. Low carb. Avoid sugar, flour, starch! Did really well with that for that week!

NSV: Same pants! And same sewing machine! AND the boys closet needs cleaning and decluttering! No to the pants and the sewing machine! Grrrr. But I did a bit of decluttering!

Week 7 goals:

Weight: 250 is the number I’m aiming for this week!! I’ve been there, I know I can do it!

Exercise: Once again 5/7

Nutrition: I want to go back to low carbing. I felt so good without the sugar and starch, but I did miss eating potatoes. I’m back to tracking my calories too!

NSV: Study more on nutrition! Finish reading Made to Crave. Deep clean one room!

The mini-challenge this week is to write a letter to my future self. That’s something I’m really scared to do. I’ll try to get that done on within the next few days – I’ve gotta think!!

I went to see a lady about Weight Watchers last week. She had participated in Germany when she lived there and had successfully lost weight. I had joined WW when I lived in Canada years ago.  But we have no such meetings here. I’d love if we could have something like that here. Well, I went to just talk to her about the program and we decided we would meet every two weeks. We’ll weigh in weekly and just hold each other accountable and she’ll be telling me about WW’s. I find counting points a little weird after just counting calories, but I’m trying.  

Another thing, I went to a Ladies Retreat this past weekend. My third language is Spanish and I love hearing Bible teaching in Spanish more than in German actually (which is my second language). It was all about finding the beauty within, forgiveness and being a woman of virtue. Beautiful speakers. One of them was actually the former First Lady! I had a great time.AND I’m so glad to be home again!