Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 5 and holding strong!

The first week of starting over is always the toughest.   I had really let myself go in the month since San Francisco.   Every day this week, I have been diligently recording everything that enters my mouth and remembering to see it all as fuel.   It hasn't been easy.  A few days, I have strayed over my calorie allowance...but not to the tune of 20 peppermint patties...we're talking maybe 200 cals tops, here.

The scale is telling me that I've lost a pound and a half so far, though I know not to trust a weekday weigh in...the only one that really counts is Sunday (though, with that reasoning, why does my diet minder journal have a spot for a daily weigh in?)

It has felt amazing to haul my ass out of bed at 5:45 and get moving.  I'd forgotten how productive I feel for the rest of the day and I haven't found myself dragging once all week.  Gotta keep that up!  I've also incorporated the 100 Pushups program into my workouts AND have been working on how long I can hold myself in plank position (Thank you, Ben, for making me think of adding this in).  I'm only at 40 seconds, as of today, but that is already more than I was on Monday (31 secs).   Just little ways to sneak in strength training when I have no desire to do any of my videos and I fall asleep just thinking about picking up weights for plain ol' reps!

It is 123 days until we leave for Mexico and I have 23.5 lbs to lose before then.  I think I can do it.  Help me stay strong over the holidays....

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