My Weight Loss Journey: Week 13

I know, I know. I totally went missing there for a while. But, I have a good excuse. Or, at least I think it’s good. After taking time off to get married and have my son, I’ve enrolled back into school. I knew it would eat a lot of my personal time. I just didn’t think it’d eat all of it. And blogging falls under personal time. So, I had to prioritize and sadly, my blog fell toward the bottom where it kept house work company (please don’t ask to use my bathroom). Anyway, I finished week 13 and despite my busy schedule, I’ve made progress.

Stats

Weight: 159 lbs.

Arms: 11.75 inches

Chest: 39.5 inches

Waist: 32.5 inches

Hips: 42 inches

Thighs: 23.75 inches

I guess all this weight is coming off of my face and feet. Or maybe my calves. Because it sure doesn’t seem to be coming off anything that matters, like my gut. Regardless, my god it feels good to be in the 150’s. A couple weeks ago I didn’t think this would happen. Now I’m having a hard time envisioning the 140’s. But, if I made it here I will make it there too.

Diet

I’ve honestly had a hard time keeping to 1200 calories a day. I know what you’re thinking but it’s the opposite issue. I’ve been so busy that I have a problem finding time to eat snacks. At least I’ve been able to eat my three meals. Most days I’m around 1000 but some days I fell even lower than that. Because of my time constraints, I’m not giving my food choices good thought so I’m repeating the same low cal low fat staples when I should find ways to up my calorie intake at each meal. I mean, it’s helped move things along at a faster rate. But, it’s taken a real toll. I’m tired and I feel like shit. I do not recommend. So, I’m going to keep some higher calorie meal options on the table for days I can’t find time to snack.

Exercise

Exercise? Who has time for that? I have not worked out once in the last 4 weeks. And to be honest, with the way my food intake has been, I doubt I could find the energy. At any rate, I have a 15 month old walker who I am home with 5 days a week. And, when it’s not raining we almost always go for a 30 minute morning walk. Even on cold days. So, I’m getting something in. That kid burns a lot of my calories for me. My fitbit (I know it’s not very accurate) records 2500 or so calories burned on days I’m home with him and around 1800 on the two days a week I’m at work. So, I feel like I’m getting my cardio. I have a feeling that until this school semester is over I won’t have time to devote to a workout regimen. And, I feel just fine about that.

Wrap Up

Goals for the next few weeks: stop starving myself and continue not worrying about my exercise. I just don’t need the added stress. And, thanks to my son, I am getting in enough anyway. Oh, and not completely blow it on Thanksgiving.

What are your goals, especially for the holidays? Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to like, share, comment, whatever.

 

 

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