The week is upon us again and once again the weekend just flew right on by!
Thursday night the boy made me an AMAZING dinner omg best cheat meal to date! (Follow me on instagram @sheerserendipity28) Friday I delt with the carpet people all day long ( more on that later) and Saturday I grocery shopped and food prepped for the week. Yesterday was spent at work blah! Then me and my baby girl lolie had a great doggie/mommy walk around the neighborhood :)
I am happy to report that I have NOT stepped on the scale since Friday and will NOT be stepping on it again until this Friday. I am challenging myself to a whole week of not stepping on it. This is probably the first time I have ever done this. I didn't weigh myself at all the first 30 lbs I lost and just went by jean size. So HOPEFULLY the scale is nice to me this week!
I also got in my 1.5 mile, 2 mile AND 50 minute walk this weekend. It still sucks. I still have to push through it but the end feeling is all worth it. The smile that you get from pushing yourself even farther then you thought and think I freakin did it! I hope that it just gets easier. But I will keep pushing and will not stop I am in this for the long haul!
As far as JM goes to make a long story short we got water in our basement from all of the raining. The carpet people had to come out and dry it all out and replace the padding and had to unplug my tv etc and put them in boxes while they dried for 3 days. No damage and it should be back together today but my DVD was in that player that is now in a box so I have not had the pleasure of of JM since Wednesday (not that I am complaining.) Tonight I am starting Level 3!
This is what my lovely room looks like at the moment. Pure JOY! (sarcasm at its finest)
Which brings me to my Weekly Goals for this week. I have decided to take a nod from Elle Noel and put my weekly goals up on Monday as a way to hold myself accountable for the week, It's time to step up my game. I will get to goal weight!
Monday: RI30 and 30 min treadmill walk
Tuesday: 2.25 mile run (5k training)
Wednesday: RI30 and 30 min treadmill walk
Thursday: 1.5 mile run (5k training)
Friday: Rest and/or RI30
Saturday: 2.25 mile run (5k training)
Sunday: RI30 and 45-60 min walk (5k training)
I feel really good about my workout goals and know I can do this so keep me accountable! I want that good weigh in on Friday!
As far as food goes. I've stepped up my game on this one as well. As a lot of you know I tried MFP before and HATED it! It just seemed like so much work and was so time consuming to me. If I wanted to track all of my calories why not just write them down myself? However, last weeks sucky weigh in made me wake up and realize I really need to buckle down and see what I'm consuming how much etc. And besides all the cool kids are doing it right!? (follow me on MFP @ kadimarie28)
Since Friday I have logged EVERYTHING I have eaten. And you know what? I wasn't eating NEAR enough calories before this. I think I have found my new love in MFP. It is amazing what you can find out you like just by giving it another chance :) I obviously didn't give MFP a very good chance the first go around because this time I found the little bar code scanner thingy, genius! I am excited to keep tracking my food intake to make sure I get enough calories in a day etc.
Which brings me to my next topic of discussion. I really struggled to get my at LEAST 1200 calories in yesterday. I found that I had about 200 left but I was already over in Sugar and about out of fat (5g) for the entire day. I had no idea what I could eat that was low fat low sugar but still had a good amount of calories. So I didn't eat. I know this is wrong and I feel so guilty but does anyone else have this dilemma? Should I focus more on sugar and fat content or just reaching the calories I should be eating ?
I know a big reason I go over in sugar is that I am currently using up the protein shakes I ordered from advocare back when I did the cleanse first thing in the morning as part of my breakfast. They have 12g of sugar each which I think is a bit too high. I only have a few left and have been looking up other protein shakes. I remembered that about a year ago I tried body by vi and still had the protein shakes. I compared the two (advocare and body by vi) nutritional facts and found that is very nutrious and has virtually no sugar but only 12g of protein.
(Side note: if you don't know what body by vi is its a shake youre suppoesed to replace two meals a day with to help you lose weight.) this is NOT what I want to do. I am thinking about doubling up two shakes into one big shake in the morning for my morning protein shake as PART of my breakfast. THat would take me to about 180 calories, 24g of protein and a lot less sugar (like 2 g total) than I am consuming right now just in one shake. That way I wouldn't have to spend extra money right now and would still get my protein I want in the morning and be able to eat just like I have been.
What do you all think about this? Is this logical? A good idea? Or should I just look at other protein shakes to have in the morning?
Here's to a great week of kicking ass! I am DOING This! Thank you for all your love and support you guys. I truly cannot thank you enough for all of you do on this journey with me :)