Day #014 – The Greatest Weigh-In Ever!

I forgot to mention that I did walk to an episode of MMPR, Season 3, called “A Brush with Destiny” yesterday.  It was slow and on an eight degree incline, but that was it.  Both because I’ve exercised (at least walking) for the past six days and I’m not 100%, I skipped cardio for today.  I’ve got my fingers crossed I’ll feel well enough to do StrongLifts again tomorrow.  I’m excited to see how I keep progressing with my strength gains!

We have a few old boxes of ready-to-cook foods like Rice-a-roni in the pantry.  We cooked one tonight, and it’s seven points for a VERY small serving!  We’re going to use up what we’ve got, but I do not plan to buy stuff like this anymore.  A serving of rice that I cooked and seasoned myself would have been much healthier and leaner (and probably cheaper).

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Well, I don’t know if it’s because I was a little needlessly bloated last week or if doing HIIT and starting StrongLifts did it, but I weighed in at 393.8 and lost 9.6 pounds this week!  That puts my overall weight loss at 40.2 pounds down!  Woo hoo!  I am very happy!

I want to keep that weight loss.  There’s a little part of me that is thinking, “Well, you might be down because of your stomach thing.”  I don’t think I am, for this reason – I kept eating WELL this weekend.  I didn’t stop eating, because it wasn’t a nausea stomach bug.  It was a stabby gas pain stomach bug.

My goal for next week is to keep that loss and add another 3.2 pounds to it, which will put me at my ten percent goal.  That’s ambitious, but I’m going to do my best!

 

Points (78/16) 78
Chicken club sandwich (11) 67
Potato salad (4) 63
Rice-a-roni (7) 56
Chocolate chip cookie (12) 44
Chili dog (8) 36
Dark chocolate (3) 33
Hamburger (18) 15
Fries (12) 3

 

Goodbye 2016! And My Word for the Year!

Fare the well, 2016.  Never come back.

Some good things happened in 2016.  I got my doctorate.  My family is still alive.  My house didn’t burn down.  We got a new car (to replace the old crappy one that was about to drive me completely insane).

So yeah… 2016 can suck it.

I’ve done resolutions in the past, and I’m not going to do those this year.  I never reach them.  Instead, I’m going to do something that I’ve seen lots of other people do.

I’m setting a word for the year.  This word will inspire everything I do: career, weight loss, personal improvement…

And that word is Focus.

I’ve seen people use words like Surrender or Trust or Balance.

I want to focus.  I often feel like I’ve drifted through life, just bumping into whatever comes my way.  Not always, but definitely sometimes.  I need to focus more.

I’ll try to blog monthly about how my focus is helping me.

In weight loss news, Tina is starting a weight loss challenged called Fit Girls on Monday, and I’m doing it with her.  More info (including weigh-in) then!