My Weight Loss Journey: Week 7

Ah…progress! I love it. It validates your effort and fuels your motivation. I had some progress last week and I’m enjoying it.

Stats

Weight: 166 lbs.

Arms: 11.75 inches

Chest: 41 inches

Waist: 33 inches

Hips: 42 inches

Thighs: 24 inches

I lost nearly 2 lbs last week and I can really tell. My pants are a lot looser. And I just feel different. I lost a whole inch in my waist, which is where I’d love to see most of my weight come from, so that felt great! I also lost a half inch in my hips.

Diet

I did amazing last week with my diet. I ended the week with 39 Weight Watchers Flex Points. That means that, not only did I not use any of my extra weekly points, I actually rolled some of my daily points over as well. I was so determined last week and I really stuck with it and it felt great. The payoff was a noticeable difference in how my clothes felt toward the end of the week. And, it wasn’t even that hard. It took a lot of will power which is my biggest enemy. But, when I get determined I am unstoppable. And, last week I was determined.

Exercise

I did fairly well working out last week. I could have done better but, again, it’s hard to really push yourself hard when you’re on a limited diet. I really just lacked energy for multiple days of intense effort. I managed two higher intensity days on the rowing machine. And, one lighter day of 15 minutes of a half assed HIIT workout. The rest of the days I intended to workout and just couldn’t quite commit to it.

Wrap Up

So, as I said in my last post, I really sat myself down at the beginning of last week and asked myself some tough questions. Like, am I really doing what I need to to get this done? Am I even trying half as much as I could? And how long do I want to prolong this weight loss journey? And I started answering myself with excuses. I’m tired, I have a baby and a job and a husband and a house to clean. It’s so much weight to lose and it’s overwhelming. Blah blah blah. I do have those things. And, they aren’t going away. And neither is this weight if I don’t put some effort in. So, the three options I have are to let it go, go into maintenance mode and stay where I am, or get it done. Options 1 isn’t happening. And, option 2 might be somewhat appealing to my lazy side, isn’t something I’m willing to do, yet. So, that leaves get it done. And, I feel like I did that last week.

How are you doing in your journey? I’d love to hear about it and cheer you on! Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to like, share, comment, whatever.

Check out last weeks post here if you missed it.

 

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