November 13, 2013

Questing for Super

This has been a good week. It definitely could have been better, but given my stress and exhaustion levels due to it being the busiest time of the semester, I'm feeling good about what I have managed to do.

I want to work on eliminating processed foods from my diet.
This has been the toughest part this week. I started strong, and brought roasted chicken breast and half a sweet potato for my non-Lean Cuisine lunch last Thursday or Friday. But yesterday and today have been tough - I've never worked anywhere before where people always bring snacks and treats. I need to get better at saying "No, thank you." It's tough, though, when you're tired and stressed and someone sticks a box of cookies under your nose and says "No, really, please, have one." I had one, I logged it in MyFitnessPal, and I'm moving on.

I want to reclaim my 100 pound weight loss milestone.
Despite my cookie eating, I'm doing pretty well so far this week on this one. I am currently 5 pounds away from my 100 pound weight loss milestone. I doubt I'll make it by my birthday (next Wednesday), but I'm very happy at how close I'll be.

Today I was able to wear a pre-pregnancy shirt!

Before:


Today:


It just barely fits, and was big when I wore it before, but I'm letting all that go. All that matters is, I wore it before, and I'm wearing it now. And it's super.

My work is paying off, and it's an inspiration for me to be consistent with my efforts.

I want to become active again.
I did well with this one, too. I worked out Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I took last night off after an extra stressful day, and I'm ready to get back in there today!