Seventh week of the Challenge...very exciting! Its also very crazy to think this is my 28th week doing the LAWL plan. It seems like a lot of time, but at the same time, its not really that long.
I am down a pound from the last weigh in and that is fabulous.
So looking back over the past week, I did some things wrong and some things right.
Wrong: I had a wine, cheese and cracker, and salami - fest on Friday night. I had a really fun time and its kind of what I needed after weeks of being stressed out, but I was disapointed in myself when I weighed in yesterday.
Right: I exercised again this week! Mostly it was due to the fact that I was terrified my cheese-fest would cause me to be up on the scale. It did, but I know it could have been worse if I had not exercised. This time I did the toning section of the Biggest Loser DVD and I really enjoyed it!
Right: In the past, I would have a binge and then figure, ok Im going to be up on the scale so I might as well go to town until weigh in. I would have used it as an excuse to eat poorly on Saturday and Sunday. But I did not do that at all. I also had absolutely no desire to either. My stomach was sticking out, I felt icky, it was not a pleasant experience for my body and it was reminding me of why I dont eat like that anymore.
Right: While I was disapointed in my weigh in yesterday, at the same time, I am not really hung up about it. In the past, I would be so upset (and part of why I would continue to binge) that I messed up. I used to feel I had to be perfect. As much as I want to believe I am, I am not. We all make mistakes. Frankly, I am tired of being so hard on myself. I think I have done a lot right, and I am pretty proud of myself for not agonzing over the choices I made. I acknowledged I messed up, but instead I did something about it. I ate healthy and exercised.
Right: I went to Old Navy on Saturday and bought 2 pairs of jeans in size 14! I am now comfortably fitting in them (the one pair I had in size 14 was a little snug).
Right: I resisted giant delicious muffins at work (that were to my dismay still in the office this morning)!