My #80lbJourney – Getting the hang of this…I think

My #80lbJourney - Getting the hang of this...I think

Different tools for sport on black background   The past month has been a learning experience for me when it comes to food, and looking at it in a whole new light. I am not just eating, I am fueling my body, so that I feel better, have more energy, can workout and sleep better. The mornings are where I see the biggest change. No longer craving coffee is weird, really strange for me. In the past I have had coffee first thing when I wake up, then at least 2 more before noon. Now, I still drink a coffee most days, but not always first thing in the morning, and I am not craving it. It is more habit than anything. Last week I posted this video update, have a look/listen (sorry for the poor audio). I was struggling with sticking to my plan. But got through it!

Thanksgiving weekend was looming all week, and I was a little scared how I would make out. You know what! I had turkey, sweet potatoes, apple & pecan coleslaw and a small dish of apple crisp. Everything EXCEPT the dessert fit into my eating routine, I ate at lunch time, so I was okay on starches, and by supper was not hungry, so had a light snack. My 18th wedding anniversary is today,so Saturday night we went on a date night. We went to the movies that night and ate NOTHING! I love theatre popcorn, but I survived without it 🙂 As you already know, on Sept 11th I started my 8 week challenge and today is a big day! Today, in addition to it being Thanksgiving & my anniversary, it is midway weigh in and measure day for my 8 Week Challenge with Journey to Wellness. When I started my journey in July (on my own, no guidance), I started cutting out little things, started working out occasionally at Airtime Fitness, and thought I was making all the right choices. I LOVE my workouts when I get there, and do more at home through their on demand classes, plus Deb provides an exercise routine for the 8 week challenge as well. SSUCv3H4sIAAAAAAAEAJ2QywrDIBBF94X+g7jOwmJoY38ldDFRCVITwUdKCfn3+ojgujvn3Lnj3NmvF4TwBE5x/ER7qmKttA7OW/DKrBGT7uRSKG+sAp1gYkdWsPPgg5MujTgRBy/n2Fvg6a//jKVGVchidEQJ465hLkyZVXR0fzvL41WjwCxX/s0LN0Gs1BJKkLG04vfHS7u00TYlpGlqCEKZJuVmOOhkoM1kHg9qlsYl4oHShjdKGO0frB8GxuidEBJ3Pn4VaI6nmAEAAA== Starting today, I am going to ramp up the workout routine. I am happy with my results, but feel I focused most of my energy learning how to eat properly, which is half the battle, and although I was working out, my intensity could be higher.

So here it is!

  • Sept 11th - 238lbs   //  TODAY - 230lbs  //  Down 8lbs in 1 month
  • Chest - Lost 4"
  • Waist - Lost 4"
  • Hips - Lost 3"
  • Thigh - Lost 2"
  • Calf - Lost 1"
weightlossaug_oct So overall I am happy. Since Day 1, back in July, I am down 20lbs. Starting at 250lbs, I had no clue what I was doing, just going for a walk was tiring, and now I am feeling so much better. My goal is to be down another 20lbs by Nov. 30th.  I feel confident in my food choices now, so now to get moving and moving more often with more intensity!!! I will have to try to get a video of my home workouts, when my son (almost 4) joins me. That kid can do the perfect Burpee! Me, not so much, lol. front1month back1month Goals for this week:
  • Continue on my meal planning, prepping and routine
  • Drink 3L water every day
  • Workout every day, even if it is just a 20 min workout, or half hour on the exercise bike.
  • Continue to de-clutter my office (mental health is important too, and clutter is stressful!)
  • Make plans for a date night again with hubby. We deserve it. He is on his own weight loss journey and doing great as well!
 

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1 comment
  1. Great work 🙂 Kudos on the workouts… I’m such a lazy butt. I walk quite a bit, but that’s about it. I ‘should’ get on that… but not sure it’ll ever happen.

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