Woohoo, it’s Wednesday! The middle of the week, and weigh-in day over at Shrinking Jeans. I hope my fellow Shrinkers had a great week: personally, professionally, and healthily. Here are my results for the week for the Power of One Challenge.
Starting Weight: 357.4 lbs.
Current Weight: 348.8 lbs.
Difference: -8.6 lbs. WOW! While I’m sure this is water weight, I could care less. That scale is down and I am thrilled!
As for my challenge goals…
Sleep: I have not done so well with sleep. Monday and Tuesday I took naps in the evening, and couldn’t fall back asleep until well after 11pm. Tonight, I have not taken a nap and hope to be in bed around 9/9:30.
Emotional/binge eating: I am doing better with asking myself if I am truly hungry, or just bored/mad/sad/happy/lonely, etc. This will obviously be a work in progress, and hopefully not a constant struggle.
Give up soda and drink more water: YES! I have not had a soda all week. I have been drinking water like it’s going out of style. I am already noticing a difference in the way I feel. I am craving water and honestly want nothing to do with soda right now. Hopefully this feeling lasts.
Move more: I must admit, I have not done any typical exercise. I am up and down the stairs all day at work, but that doesn’t seem like much of a workout compared to my past history with exercise. I’m trying to introduce small changes and plan to begin working out next week.
Stop obsessing over numbers on the scale: I wrote about this yesterday in my confessions post. I am still weighing myself far too frequently. It’s a work in progress, just as I am a work in progress. I’m confident it will get better with time.
Remind myself I am beautiful: Shrinkers, I am still struggling with this one, hardcore. There are times I look at myself and consider myself decent from the chest up. From the chest down, I’m still a hot mess. However, that hot mess is me, and I am beginning to accept myself for who I truly am. I am so much more than a number on a scale. You are, too!
Break the fast food cycle: I am doing well with this goal as well. I have had no fast food all week, unless Subway counts! If it does, I will confess to that oven-roasted chicken breast on wheat. It was delicious and a much better alternative to the McDonald’s that was next door!
Finally, try something new: I have an acupuncture appointment for January 17th!
So there you have it. I feel I have made great progress in one week. Onward and upward!