Sunday, October 20, 2013
It is day 7, and I think this picture kind of says it all. This was not the best week to try the new plan. Work has been really busy/stressful. Soccer season is in playoffs. I know-excuses, excuses. Let me be clear though, I am not throwing in the towel on weight loss. I am just not following the plan as it is laid out.
It started yesterday, day 6, a shake day. We had soccer right in the middle of the day. For personal reasons, I did not want to take my shake up to the fields. So, I skipped it (mistake 1). Then, by the time we came home, it was 3:00. Should have been time for a protein snack. DH had a headache and went to lie down, and I was so cold from being outside, that I decided to do the same. Missed the snack, and it was dinner time. I chose to forego the shake and have chicken and spinach for dinner. I was not prepared for the rest of the night.
For those of you who follow me from my previous blogs, you know I have issues with anxiety and depression. I kind of spiraled last night. I was depressed and the thought of doing days 7 and 8 had me in a real funk. DH kind of had me convinced to finish it out, but knowing that AF would soon be starting and that fact would most likely stall any success I had the last couple of days, I felt like I just couldn't do it.
I felt better this morning, and started out right. Then, we had the same issue. Soccer. On day 7, I was supposed to have lean protein and either brown rice, quinoa or steel cut oats. We went to church and the grocery store. There was no time to cook before heading up to soccer. I threw together a salad of lettuce, chicken and some balsamic. It was really all I had time for. My schedule was sabotaging me.
On the positive side, I have continued to make healthy choices, and in the end, I guess that is what matters most. I have decided not to do a shake day tomorrow because, well, I need a break from shakes. Don't get me wrong, I love our company's shakes, I just need to chew...LOL!
So, that's it. It was a real challenge, and I will try again, just not at this point in my cycle. Total loss for the 6 days? 5.1 pounds. I am now at -42 pounds (and counting). Thanks for sticking with me. The support means a lot!!!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
As of this morning, I was down another .4-this is the first time I have lost on a day 4! I have lost 5 pounds so far. I know I am not supposed to weight, but I am seeing how this plan works.
Thanks for following me this week! :D
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
As far as progress, I have hit a new low, a new decade!!! I lost another 2.2 pounds for a total of 4.6. This is more than I have lost in ANY 8 day challenge! SO EXCITED!!!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I also got to do something very exciting tonight! I got to share on the corporate call. I am really honored to have been asked to do this. I love my team and all of their support.
I didn't quite get a gallon of water in (about 16 ounces short), but I came close and that is great progress for me.
I will weigh in the morning-praying to see a new low. I don't know how I will hold off on weighing after that until Day 9.
Sweet dreams, y'all!
Day 2 typically has highs and lows. Some detox symptoms like a headache, but the fact that tomorrow is a different menu is kind of exciting!
I did weigh this morning. I am a scalaholic, but I will try to stay off after tomorrow. I was down 2.4 pounds this morning!!! I am 1 pound away from my lowest low. Hoping to blow past it after today. THAT makes it a great day.
Monday, October 14, 2013
So, I followed the plan to the letter today. That is a first for me. In the past, I have swapped shakes and snacks. This time, I have had them as the plan calls for them. I got in my gallon of water-YAY ME! Of course, now, I feel like I could float!
All in all I feel OK. I had a chiropractic adjustment, and that has helped. I also took a short nap afterward, as I think I needed it. Soon, I will take my last supplement for the day, with a warm berry hug and off to bed.
I can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store...stay tuned...
Right now, I am a jumble of emotions. I am excited. I have heard great things about this plan. I am apprehensive as I tend to not do as well as others. I am stressing the amount of water (as it is still something I struggle with). Finally, I am dreading the inevitable headache that comes on day 2-totally normal when detoxing from bad carbs.
Alright-it's all out there. LET'S DO THIS!!!