Hello, hello. I’m speaking to you from my television screen again because no, I have not got my laptop fixed yet? And why is that? Because I’m too lazy to take it in. I’m also too cheap. The first week of the month is so expensive. I just can’t deal right now. I do have another laptop that my Father claims he’s fixed and is bringing it over at some point this week, so fingers crossed I’ll not have to sit typing on a forty-something inch flatscreen. It gives me a proper headache. I sound like such a spoiled little Millenial right now, so moving on…
This week was the first week Shawn and I cut sugar out of our diets, and I think for the most part we have done well. I know he has. I accidentally purchased a Sprite the other evening, not thinking about it. I drank less than half of it before I realized what I was doing, then I sat it down and didn’t drink anymore. Oops! It’s honestly not as hard as I thought it would be. I get the ice cream cravings in the evening, but once you’re past those, everything is okay. Week one was a success. Let’s see what happens over the course of the next three weeks or so.
So as far as my new weight-loss journey goes, this week hasn’t been the best and it hasn’t been the worst. It’s been just blah! I did lose 2 pounds, but I think that’s circumstantial. It was probably water weight dropping off from last week as I’ve felt rather bloated. I only exercised a few times last week. I was sick with a stupid virus and didn’t feel like pushing myself and then the kids got sick. I think I worked out maybe three times, total? At the weekend, portion control and I were complete strangers and I did make some quite sizeable lunches. That’s something I’m going to work on. Portion control.
Last night my clothes felt tighter than usual, so today I am resetting and drinking liquids only. Shakes and water. I also had a good workout session where I pushed myself a little further than usual. I only ran two miles but it was hot and I felt like stopping. I refused to let myself stop though and I managed to run the entire two miles without slowing down, which is actually quite something for me. Here is why; I’m not really a fan of running consecutive miles without stopping. I haven’t done it for a few years now. There was a time I could run six miles without stopping. I was a lot lighter than I am now and cared more about my body. I’m not sure if it’s because now I’m an ex-smoker and my lung capacity isn’t what it used to be (Smoking is dumb, don’t do it). Or maybe it’s because I hurt my foot a year ago and gained weight (Excuses, excuses). Or maybe, it could just be that it’s all in my head and doing HIIT workouts have just become a habit. I get bored with running at a normal pace and doing consecutive miles. Sprinting is more enjoyable for me. Whatever it is, I started off small and did two miles and I’m proud of myself for not stopping. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it, and I did. Yay! I’d love to be doing 5 consecutive miles by the end of the year. That’s a goal.
I’d say today I’m feeling quite good about myself. I want to keep this up!
Anyway, I think that’s enough weight-talk for now.
Last week’s weight-loss total – 2lbs
This week’s goal – 4lbs
Thanks for reading 🙂