Autumn has (almost officially) arrived! Which means that life is back to normal – school’s in, my schedule is busy, and obligations abound. But I won’t use those as excuses to slack on my goals. The great thing about fall is that the weather is cooler, which means that those wonderful fall fashions will keep me motivated. Plus, crisp temperatures mean that it’s never “too hot” to workout. I’m going to relish my nightly cup of steaming hot tea as another way to keep my water intake up. I look forward to all those hearty, satisfying and wls-friendly soups, stews, and crockpot meals that I’ll create for myself. This year, the changing season will mark new milestones that I haven’t seen in 5, 7, 10+ years! Bring on fall 2014 – it’s time to reach new heights! Wednesday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the work week, and will give me a positive outlook for the weekend. Throughout the fall, I’ll be giving Wednesday weight loss updates called WonderFALL Weigh-Ins.
Week 66 was really good. I’m getting into the swing of this new schedule, and making it all work with my food prep and workouts. When I can, I’m working out in the morning; when that’s out, I workout after work. Add to that lots of fun with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend, and it was a nice week for sure.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 172.2, which is a loss of 1.4 pounds this week, and a loss of 104.8 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 142.8 pounds from my highest weight!! I have 22.2 pounds to go to my ultimate goal weight of 150 pounds. I’m really happy with this loss because I had a similar loss last week. It’s nice that I’m back on a losing streak, even with so many changes in my work life.
This week I have been pulling out some old recipes to enjoy, including the Lowfat Curry Chicken and a new stir fry, which had tofu, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, sugar snap peas, and edamame. It’s nice to make big pot meals that I can eat several times throughout the week. I can’t wait for the weather to get cooler so I can start making my favorite crockpot meals. So hearty and easy!
Workouts have been really good this week: spinning, elliptical, biking, walking Sofi, and of course, my Tone It Up routines. The other day I had a hair appointment, and my stylist asked me what races I have coming up. I told her that I’d taken the summer off from my C25K training, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to run anymore, that it was so hard for me. And then I stopped myself and said, “you know, that’s not like me at all. I never give up on something just because it’s hard. I really need to get back with my C25K training and make my goal to fully run a 5K happen.” And so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. The Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving is about 11 1/2 weeks away, which is more than enough time to complete the C25K training and continue afterward so that I can improve my runs before the 5K. So, starting next week, I’m going to get back to running intervals, working my way up to full 5K runs, and I’m excited!
I watch TrulyJess‘ vlogs on YouTube almost every night (if you’ve never seen her videos, watch them, she’s such an inspiration!), and one of her sayings is that weight loss, training, etc is You vs. You. In other words, I’m not in competition with anyone else, except myself. And the 5K training is a perfect example of this philosophy.
Until next Wednesday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!