March 18, 2011

Roses and thorns

Last week I had some great workouts that I pretty much wasted by overindulging on treats - I ended up with only a single pound loss. So last Friday, I declared this week to be No Treats Week, and I stood by it. It wasn't terribly hard avoiding them - if I don't have junk in the house, I'm no longer likely to go out and get some. That's a pretty big NSV for me!my st paddy's day green I kept the house stocked with fresh fruit and veggies to snack on and I resisted the candy in the office. I kept my calorie intake in check and logged some terrific workouts.

And the result? This week, I'm down 3 pounds to 225! Woo hoo! Especially after last week's loss, I'm feeling good. This makes a total of 120 pounds lost.

This loss means I met another goal (225) - next stop, onederland! I can't believe this is close enough to touch. It's so exciting! And speaking of touch: another NSV for the week, but a strange one. The bones in my hands are becoming more visible. It was too hard to take a picture of, but there they are ... a little strange, to be honest, but interesting!

I'm hoping to keep up this momentum as I enjoy my break and get ready for my little vacation. I won't be using the gym the one night I stay in the hotel, but I plan on getting my fair share of exercise the two days that I will be walking around seeing the sights - paired with not going overboard with eating, it should be good. I will get back to Chicago late Thursday night and I need to be mindful of my weigh-in the next morning!

13 comments:

Life as a Caterpillar said...

Whohhoooo! Great stuff!
So excited for your wee holiday!

I am going away myself at the same time! Here's to healthy choices whilst being on the go!
xx
lesley
Hope you are feeling better today

Pretty Pauline said...

When I look at your photo, I would NEVER guess 225! You look amazing. Have a great vacation!

Finding The Thin Within said...

congratulations, Mary! You continue to amaze me. I'm going to declare this week a no treat week myself. last week was a train wreck =( but this is a marathon, not a sprint. It's all about learning from mistakes and moving on and DOWN!

<3 Katie

Meghan said...

You look beautiful! Such an inspiration :)

Amy said...

Wow congrats!! You truly look amazing!!!

Chubby McGee said...

This is awesome stuff! Good work! Isn't it fun to start seeing bones again? Just delightful, eh?

Proud of ya! Keep up the enthusiasm and good decision making!

Spoonful of Me said...

Congrats!! I am going to follow your lead and declare this a no treat week also.

Ashley said...

I love your blog so much! Reading this post made me smile. All of our goals ate attainable; we just have to do the work to achieve them. You're so inspiring! :D

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful and you've got your youth working for you (wink). Way to go. You are doing awesome and onderland is well within your reach.

Shannon said...

Congrats on meeting another goal, Mary! Love the pic of you! Have a great weekend!

Diet Chic ~ Jury said...

woohoo. congratulations on that great loss!! the no-treat idea is a good one, I think I'll try it myself. Have lots of fun on your vacation. :}

Kelty said...

Awesome loss!

Anonymous said...

Yahoo, Mary! You inspire me. I am looking to have a week like you!!