Speaking of exercising...I told you all I was going to exercise 3 times last week...well I could lie and say I did, but I am not going to, I only did it once. One time all week. I could make excuses, tell you we had a really long week, which is all true, but I won't make excuses, I just made zero time for it. I didn't make it a priority, not at all.
We started out eating pretty decent last week, and then by Thursday it was all down hill. We had not gone to the store to get food, we couldn't even eat peanut butter, we had no bread! Between dance rehearsal and church stuff, we literally had no time to go to the store, so we ate out from Thursday-Sunday. It was awful! Trust me, I like eating out occasionally because it means one less night I have to cook. But that many times in a row, we were sick of it! Thankfully Eric went to the store this morning and we now have healthy food in the house again!! We did pretty well with our food choices, we ate subs a lot, and I had a great cheeseburger. I was really craving a cheeseburger after watching Oprah talk about beef cattle and slaughter houses, and then I was like I need a cheeseburger! How awful is that?!
I was feeling pretty guilty about eating out a lot, and not exercising, and then I was like okay, there is nothing I can do about it now, I just need to make better choices this week, carve out time for exercise, and still continue to invite God along with me on this journey. So although I feel like in 4 weeks I should be able to make better choices and start better habits, there are still falls and stumbles along the way. It goes to show you and me that this is a daily journey, a constant struggle and a true need for God and not something you can do on your own.
Starting Weight: 156lbs
Week 5: 148.5lbs
It is literally an act of God that I lost 1lb from last week. I was mentally prepared to have gained 4 or so. So to see that there is still hope and a little bit of metabolism going makes me feel very happy as I start I new a week. Don't forget to pop over to Kelly's blog to read more about "Made to Crave" and to discuss your journey! And one more thing...I felt super convicted last week after I wrote about craving pop, and how I was still going to drink one glass a day...after re-reading all of that I totally realized I sounded like an addict! So I am still going to drink pop, but my new goal is not everyday, just occasionally, or a couple times a week. Craving pop is still an unhealthy craving and I need to break the habit!