So this morning was pretty big for me. First weigh-in in about 6 or so months. And the last weight I distinctly remember was week 3 of the Challenge, so the beginning of April, I was 171.5lbs. So how did it go?
Well, I took a deep breath, stepped on.... and I saw 170.0 lbs. 170!!! My lowest weight since like.... the 6th grade or something! Holy crap! Sure, I've been very aware of what I eat and how much I exercise, and I've been trying to maintain my weight, so to be 1.5 lbs. lighter than my lowest weight ever... it was pretty exciting!
Then it hit me. I'm almost in the 160's.
And in fact, I'm 100% sure that I've gained a pound or two in the past week of sickness. So I probably was in the 160's. What a way to start off a week, huh? I have so many emotions... I'm proud, I'm happy, I'm motivated and encouraged, but then I'm a little scared, apprehensive, worried, and nervous. I was all set to lose 20 lbs. to reach my goal of -100 by May 14 (and honestly, I was even thinking it might be 21-23), but here I am, 17.5 lbs. away from -100. I know, it's only 2.5 lbs... but that's 10,000 calories less I need to burn. Of course I still want to be at 150 (and maybe even venture into the 140's)...so realistically I want to lose 20 more, but wow. 17.5 to go! Wow!
So for Friday, my first weigh-in. I'm just hoping to be in the 160's. I do my long runs over the weekend, so I know I won't get the caloric burn I need to really burn fat. And I am still sick, so I'm not going to push myself with workouts this week. I'd love to see 169.0, but I'll take anything.
So after my morning high, I had a decent day at work. I got my first issue of Organic Gardening magazine, so I read that over my lunch break. I can't wait to start planting my garden... probably next weekend! I'll be updating the blog often with my garden as it will be my big project all spring/summer/fall long!
For dinner I made a pizza that was great, we really enjoyed it. Check the blog later this week for that!
Then after dinner, it was bath time! At 7, I took my Mucinex and Pumpkin saw me with a pill and bolted for her house (she's terrified of pills)... so she got out of getting a bath. There was no chance of coaxing her out of her house. She's terrified of the bath, too. I used to try to get her to come out, but it's not worth upsetting her, I'll do her tomorrow, and grab her when she least expects it!
So here it is, Charlotte and Belle's first bath! They didn't like it, but they weren't as bad as Pumpkin.
Now I'm going to do the first 4 circuits of No More Trouble Zones. Tomorrow I'm hoping to do a 2 mile run after work and then maybe a shred tomorrow night. We'll see how I'm feeling.
Hope you all had as good of a Monday as I did :)
Oh, and random fact of the day - yesterday was my 2nd blogiversary on A Year in the Kitchen. I'm really proud of myself for sticking with the cooking blog. It was really hard over the summer, but my blog is so special to me, and I'm glad that so many people support me and encourage me to keep my creative juices flowing.