*Insert happy dance here*
We just finished Week 2 in our Biggest Loser Challenge at work and boy am I super pleased with how it is going! I am down 11 pounds so far! I really can't believe it is actually working! Honestly I think the reason most of my "lifestyle" changes have failed in the past is the simple fact that I:
A) Wasn't weighing myself
B) Wasn't keeping a food journal
C) Had no accountability
Now that there is money involved and people at work watching me, I sure am a lot more mindful of what I eat! I think this will help change my entire mindset on food and working out. I do have to say along with losing weight, I have way more energy than I used to, and I don't get winded talking or walking down the hall anymore! How embarrassing to be talking to your class and have to stop to catch your breath?! No more for me! Week 3 weigh in is this Wednesday, and I am a little nervous. I've been doing so well that I am so terrified to start gaining weight. I don't want to feel like I failed and stop trying. I really want to change my life and be an example of a healthy lifestyle for my students, friends, husband, and future kids. I just am to the point where I am SO sick of myself and how I look/felt!
This weekend was a little rough though. On Saturday my sister came down and we went to this cute little tea place. I really had to control myself because the first thing they bring you when you sit down is a SCONE....umm yum! I didn't eat it, but I wanted to. It just wasn't worth it. The meal was fine, I had a quiche, salad, and soup. Instead of eating the 4 squares of cheese, I only had one. And finally dessert was brought out. This was the hardest part. I had the waitress box it up and sent it home with my sister. I just wanted to swipe my hand through the frosting once, but kept seeing the number on the scale...again not worth it!
Overall, I feel pretty successful. I don't feel deprived and my body is feeling 10x better. I wake up with more energy and have a good amount of energy for the rest of the day! Hopefully we can keep it going in the right direction!