Today is the last day of my first week "back on the horse" and I'm not sure how well I did. I've been getting better at using The Daily Plate and today marks the last day of my 3-week 8-glasses-of-water-a-day challenge. Somehow, I did it. I ate pretty well this week with the exception of this weekend. Friday night we went out for beers (I had 2) and Saturday I made dinner for my Mom for her birthday. We had lemon chicken with capers, mashed potatoes, roast asparagus, and chocolate cake with ice cream. Yes, we went overboard. I figured it was a special occasion. The problem is, how many special occasions are there? I think I'll cut the butter out of the recipe the next time I make it. Given, there's only 2 tablespoons in there, but I can do without it. I could have also replaced the mashed potatoes with wheat pasta or something. The asparagus was good, but we could have done without the chocolate cake entirely.
The highlight of my week fitness-wise was my workout pledge. I rounded up to 50 minutes on the elliptical. I was quite stinky when I got off the machine. Thank you everyone who commented and donated and subscribed and linked. I got a great workout!
There's still time to donate to the Special Olympics for my Polar Bear Swim. Donate here!
Early on, before I really lost any weight, I said I was going to spend one week pushing hard. Gym every single day, watch what I eat as closely as I can, etc. Next week will be that week. As of the last weigh-in, I need to lose exactly two pounds every week for the remainder of my year in order to make weight. I'm going to try to make March another month like January so I can get out ahead of my goals again. My weight loss is sure to slow down as I approach my goal. I'm guessing the last couple months will be hard and I want wiggle room. Let's see if I can't help my future self out a little bit.
After I posted about the little things that I'm doing to self sabotage, most of the comments I got were people realizing they did the same things or adding their own little things. A friend of mine made a comment that cut a little deeper.
He's absolutely right. What good is it to point out the things I'm doing wrong if I'm not going to change them? What am I waiting for? Awareness is a good start but I didn't start writing this blog just to become aware of the things that are making (and keeping) me fat. I started this blog to change myself.
For one week, I will not use an elevator. There is one student I work with one-on-one that I will need to make an exception for, but either than that, no elevator.
What little thing will you change this week to make yourself healthier?