It's Wednesday, which means it's time for a little update on my journey with ShortMama. If you want to join in too, just click on the cute button, and play along. It's a great support system.
Last week, I didn't even link up with the group, because I was feeling really down on myself. The funny thing is that the whole subject for last week, was not beating yourself up because of your shortcomings. But that's what I did. Big time. I hardly exercised, and rarely ate breakfast. But, this last week, I kind of got my husband involved, so maybe that will help me. Maybe.
This week, we are supposed to update you on our progress thus far. Well, I am happy to report that I have lost 4 pounds since the beginning of this whole thing. Now, 4 pounds isn't much, especially when I have to lose about 40 more, but for now, I'm calling it a win. Now, how did I do on my goals?
- Eating breakfast has been a REAL challenge for me. Problem is, I hate to eat things that are fast for breakfast. I don't like cold cereal, can only occasionally stomach oatmeal, so on and so forth. I think I am going to try a bit harder at this one. It may end up meaning that I need to try some "instant breakfast", toast, or even Slim Fast, to automate my breakfast, but I'm not giving up!
- I've done really well at automating my lunches. So much so, that I have hit a wall. Yesterday, I even opted not to eat lunch at all, because I was so tired of various wraps. I just couldn't stomach one more wrap. I think to help me out here, I need to continue to automate, while adding in some variety as well.
- Increasing activity on the weekends has also gotten off to a slow start. We have had so many things going on every weekend this month, that we didn't have time to actually be "active" outdoors. We haven't been lazy by any means, so I'm not going to count this as a fail, but it could definitely use some improvement. I think going to Six Flags this weekend will help jump start the next month of this goal.
One thing I have done, is allowed myself some "cheats". I have bought some little chocolates (Hershey kisses, Rollo, etc.) and if I have a craving for chocolate that won't go away after a while, I will allow myself to have a few of those. I figure it's a better option than eating a whole candy bar, or even a couple of the fun size ones, and it helps me to be more conscious of how much I'm eating when I have to unwrap each piece. I feel like I have more control than when I have just a bowl of M&M's. Of course, I could just be deluding myself.
Roon and I have also commited to cooking more at home. We've been planning our meals better, and can see not only a change in our waistlines, but also in our bank account. Two birds...one stone.
So, now that you've heard mine, are you inspired to join in too? If so, come on in! The water's fine! We poochie mamas gotta stick together!