Time for my weekly fitness/weight loss recap.
Sheniqua (the name I’ve given my “love handles”) hates Tuesdays because these Tuesday weigh-ins and updates just make it official that she’s slowly getting smaller and smaller. Dare I say that Drazil, my lovely inner demon, may be on his way out too. Only time will tell.
Okay, let’s get started.
I lost another pound this week!!
That makes 6.5 for the year so far and only 24.5 left to go to goal! I’m almost positive the loss is more than that because my legs are seriously sore from all the working out and I’m sure they’re holding water.
For the year, I’ve logged just about 54 miles and have 24 workouts in. Lately I’ve been getting back to doing more running than walking and started doing sprint work again. Against all reason, I have even gotten on the mother heifer machine from Satan regularly…the elliptical.
My food has been on point and planned out like nobody’s business. On Sunday nights, Rambo and I pretend we’re chefs and make an assembly line of 10 containers. I make the chicken and rice while he makes veggies and gravy. When it’s all done we measure and weigh the chicken, rice, and gravy and make each container a 300 calorie meal for lunch each day.
I’m back into eating hard boiled eggs and cottage cheese for breakfast protein. Starbursts are still working to fill my chocolate cravings after a meal. Fruits like raspberries, apples and pineapples are the only things I snack on.
When we go out to eat, we do the best we can….like instead of eating and ordering a large fry each – we share just one and order waters. It’s amazing how easy it can be if we make that choice and stick with it and do it together.
Speaking of doing it together, Rambo is kicking ass and taking names too. Even after full days of manual labor hauling hogs and washing the entire semi trailer – he still comes home and does the elliptical and lifts weights. He’s 1 pound away from having lost 10 pounds and I’m so proud of him.
I’m actually having a hard time getting enough calories in. I know that sounds completely assanine. The thing is that I’m eating a lot of protein so I’m not exactly hungry and the snacks I eat are low calorie. I’m not starving myself at all. I’m eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day and I even added in ½ can of Mt. Dew in my day as a treat now that I know it’s not an addiction anymore.
I should probably eat after my workout but I’m usually drenched in sweat and exhausted and the last thing I want to do is eat. I’ll figure it out.
I’m just shocked I haven’t had any full on binges yet. I mean every single day of this year has been healthy and on calorie point. That’s shocking. Just freaking shocking.
Maybe the old athlete in me is still in there, huh?
Remember how our neighbors worked out with us each night? The husband worked out with Rambo and the wife worked out with me? Last week the girl called and said she needed a break. In her second week, she gained 3 lbs and so did he. I feel bad about it but I can’t force them….and they said they’ll get back to it in February. We’ll see. Rambo and I are on our own for now but the social anxiety freak in me kind of likes it that way.
I still have a friend that I used to work with that still emails me her daily workout and meal plan and I respond back with mine. That’s a great accountability factor for me.
I cleaned out my shoe/clothes closet this weekend and took before and after pictures to show you!
I’ll try to post them this week.
Thanks for listening to my boring fitness/health stuff! I appreciate it very much!
I’ll go back to farting some exciting gumdrops tomorrow, I promise!