It’s Wednesday night as JD sneaks in to come snatch my son off me to put him to bed. The last couple weeks he has been quite clingy and refuses anyone, but me to put him to bed. I don’t blame him, with the late hours and early mornings that have filled the past 2 weeks I feel like I have only seen him a couple hours durning the week. Makes me sad, but I know winter and Thanksgiving break are soon on their way. Tonight was supposed to be date night, but I passed out and thankfully when I awoke remembered I had my Mamavation post due. Thankful that I started it early in the week.
Despite my busy schedule I have managed to stick to my meal plan and exercise. This feels like a huge accomplishment, and for that alone I am thankful for this opportunity. Building these habits now means when someone isn’t watching anymore I will already have practiced the new healthy way and long forgotten, we can hope, the lazy habits. I am inching closer to my goal of 15 lbs. this campaign. With just 3 weeks left I have a little over 2 pounds to lose each week.
Alysa@InspiredRD has provided me with new ways to eat and I’m actually really enjoying it. I won’t lie I was a bit worried about the Meal Plans. Wasn’t sure which kind of crazy things she’d throw at me. Nothing on the plan I didn’t like. In fact now that we are creating our meal plans on our own, they look quite similar to hers. Pete @PeteCohen_, has reminded me of some very helpful ways to work through the cravings. Drink water when you feel hungry and wait it out. Sometimes hunger is really thirst. My favorite though is self-talk. I’ve said it before, but it has really helped me and JD to make it through some tough times with food and even exercise (I shaved 6 minutes off my 1 mile time by setting mini-goals throughout my path). Drill Sergeant Alarik@gruntstyle has made working out, dare I say, fun. He has so many new ways to combine strength and cardio using little or no equipment. Daniel’s even thrown in some EA Active (II)too.
Weekly Weight Loss: Kelly: 1.8 lbs. & JD: 1.4 lbs. gain
Total Campaign 10 Weight Loss: JD 2.8 lbs. & Kelly 6.8 lbs.
Total Weight Loss: Kelly 13 lbs.
This week has been a little tougher for me. I blame it squarely on my state of mind revolving around Fall, my birthday, and Halloween. To me, this time of year represents letting go and celebration. I need to find a way to separate this from over eating. I have done a bit of brainstorming this week and found that if I keep myself busy with creative work it takes my mind off of thinking of social eating situations to put myself into. Stay tuned for an update next week to see how I get back on track. -JD
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