Last week I will admit was one of the hardest weeks at first, then it got better. I extended some grace and discipline to myself, and got back on the path of eating healthy/getting healthy. What do they say, it's a jog not a sprint...something like that, right?
Lets just start with this...
Starting Weight: 156 lbs
Week 10: 144.5 lbs
Down .5 from last week
I am certainly not jumping up and down about this, but at least we are back in the right direction.
I went to the gym 4 times last week, and although Friday morning was so hard to want to go, it was cold, rainy, and nasty out, I wanted to lay on the couch and watch TV with Molly and Lucy, I decided to just go. I am glad I did. I am still struggling with the lie I tell myself..."oh, you went to the gym today, you most certainly can have ice-cream tonight." It really has been a struggle not justifying my food choices and just sticking with saying no, or finding a healthier option. It is also hard when your husband buys ice-cream and you have zero self-control with sweets, if it's there I eat it 'til it's gone. So this week we decided to eat more salad and more fruits and veggies. I think we have been doing pretty well, but we could do better. Hopefully the sun stays out all week. I feel like I make better decisions overall when it's sunny, I feel more motivated. Probably all mental, but hey, I will take it.
Despite the small amount of weight lost from last week to this week I am feeling better in my skin than I have in a long time. My clothes are certainly fitting differently and I have a lot more endurance running than I thought I would. I put on a pair of capris from two summers ago, since I was pregnant last summer and they were too big. What the what?! So it's the little victories that make eating strawberries not dipped in chocolate worth it...sometimes...okay, okay, all of the time. I am not defined by the number on the scale, I am defined by my obedience to God. Then all the numbers, inches, and waistlines will fall into perfect place.