Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Power of One - Weigh In

Power of One Challenge



It's weigh in time at the Sisterhood. Let's get right to it...
Here are the nitty gritty numbers --

Last week -- 196
This week -- 196.2

Not what I had hoped for but it is what it is...I'm learning a lot about myself already this year. I'm learning that I am going to need to take the time for myself. I'm learning that I CAN NOT let stress RULE my eating. It doesn't make me feel better and it doesn't help ease the situation. I'm also learning that I need to stop letting the day slip away without getting enough of the proper nutrients in my body. For the past couple of nights I have been sooooo hungry right before bed that I have had a snack (probably why I gained .2 pounds). Although I HAVE made good choices with those snacks I still have eaten very late at night and that's not good for me. Gotta start tracking food again so I know what is going on with the calories...so that is my goal for the week.

I have been doing well with my goals that I established this past week with only taking one day off from exercising (New Years Eve it just didn't happen!!). Since then I have joined in a Facebook Challenge called the 100 Days Challenge where you are supposed to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes for 100 days....so far so good on that one, too! Last night I would have just called it a night after about 15 minutes had it not been for this challenge but I didn't want to not complete the 30 minutes because I wanted my sticker on my day 4!!

This has been an challenging week -- my hubby is sick, my best friend just found out she has aggressive breast cancer and That Kid is preparing to move into his first non-college related apartment. And like most of the kids in the country we have started back to our homeschool routine. I just have a lot of "stuff" running through my head and I'm trying to make sure I am balancing everything properly.

I also made those pesty goals of cleaning/organizing something in the house for 30 minutes a day....that one seems to be the goal that is most difficult to get moving on. I have done some things every day, but not the 30 minutes I had wanted everyday. Oh well, if I keep at it I will get there.

My goals for the week -- get control of the night eating, and only eat when I'm hungry...not upset or stressed!

Have ya'll seen the Monday Project for the week? It's a great one and very liberating....at least it was last year! I haven't done this years letter yet but I'm still planning to. I hope you decide to participate...it will help you look at yourself from a whole new light. Hope you are having a good 2011 so far!

In other news: I have completed week 7 and I've moved onto week 8 in the Couch 2 5K program -- which in layman terms means I ran 25 minutes straight without stopping. Week 8 is 28 minutes of running without stopping! I did do day 1 but I had to take a "rest" break at the halfway point! The gym is too stinkin' hot for my taste and I got overheated!! I'm ready to do day 2 of Week 8 but I'm really sore so I decided to take a couple of days off from running...my knees were starting to be really sore and I don't want to be sidelined!!

5 comments:

Brooke said...

ann you're doing great! :) good job on c25k as well as the 100 day challenge woot!!

Tiffany said...

Great job on your fitness goals. C25K is such a great program! I am with you on the late night cravings/eating. I am drinking decaf tea or coffee with a flavored creamer instead of snacking and it has seemed to help. I am a night owl, though, so it has always been difficult.

This is a new week and I am sure it will be so much better and that 0.2 will melt back off and then some.

Tami @ ThisMomsDelight.com said...

Wow, on the run! I want to be able to run!

Sincerely Anna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the news you received this week about your best friend, I'll pray for her!

fatisnotanoption said...

Sorry about your friend and that situation. And you're right! We gotta get that emotional eating under control! That is something I am working on as well. I know it's hard... I am really trying to train my brain into thinking that food is just fuel, nothing more.

Oh and I've never had the chance to tell you this but good job on all the running!!! I don't even know if I can run for that long!!! Good work!!!

Things will get better, I just know it! :) You're doing great! Look how far you've come!