Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday

It's Wednesday, which means Weight Watchers and weigh in!

This week was tough for my on the psychological/emotional side of things. This made food choices difficult, and I didn't always make the best decision or really think about it I more went on my wants than my needs when it came to food. I know I promised myself to ask if "is it worth it" but really I didn't do that very often. 

Out enjoying my favourite trail, and it was warm enough to be out in a t-shirt!!!!

Also on the psychological side not only was food a tough thing for me but so was exercise, which normally isn't a problem. I had to force myself to either get out walking or get into the gym!  Saturday was a little easier because it was so nice out and I wanted to check out my beloved Beckwith Trail which is 5k round trip. Monday was just brutal, I almost always pack my gym bag and have it in the car unless I know I WON'T be going to the gym. I had my bag packed with intentions of going to the gym, when quitting time came around I really didn't want to go!  I made myself go. Normally once I'm there and I get going the endorphins kick in and I'm glad I went. Not this night, I found my 30 minutes on the bike just a drag, then as I hit the weight machine circuit, I just wanted to quit and go home. I honestly just wanted to cry I was so miserable during my workout. Somehow I touched it out, finished my 30 minute weight circuit and went home. Tuesday I wasn't much on the mood either but I went back into the gym for 30 minutes of cardio (all I have time for before going to my Dad's for dinner and I know something is better than nothing).  Today was a challenge as well, since it was too miserable and cold out to get on the trail I hit the treadmill, walking for 40 minutes. 

So this week has just been full of challenges, a constant inner struggle with myself on all fronts!  Somehow, despite all of this and those "female hormones" (oh joy) I had a great experience at the scale this week!  I've lost 1.4lbs which brings my total to 1.6 since I started blogging again!

I know this is going to be a long journey and hopefully each week will be another step in the right direction. 

For today's #100happydays one of the teachers at work treated me to a Peppermint hot Chocolate (I do not love coffee!!!!) from Starbucks. What made me even happier is as it was a grande and I didn't need one that big I was able to share it with a friend at work!  Nothing says happiness like sharing a treat with a friend, it makes them happy and it's the right choice when you're watching what you're eating!


blue star stitcher said...

1.6 pounds is still progress, and good job on getting to the gym even if you didn't want to be there, I know how hard those workouts are.

Jasmine @ FleurtyandFit said...

Great job on your loss!! I'm not a coffee drinker either, but I love me some starbucks chai tea!!!

Dee said...

Congrats on the weightloss.

I signed up for My Fitness Pal hoping it will make me more accountable on my weight logging.

I don't know why, but I have been craving sugar like nobody's business these last few weeks. When my dr. put me on new meds, I immediately starting gaining back and I need to put a STOP to it before I'm right back where I started.

Bonnie Brown said...

Congrats on your loss

Shebafudge said...

Woohoo...congratulations on your loss this week :)

Jo said...

It's great to see you back on here. I've done the same (but without the goal part). Lost 4 1/2 stone. Gained 3 stone. My trip to Canada meant I gained 8.5 lbs in 10 days (ouch!), so I'm back at it. I have tracked honestly every day so far this week... And not gone over the 49 yet. This is not an easy road for the food lovers out there, but I am sure we can both succeed