So apparently sleeping days and working nights effects your adding ability. Today is the 19th, not the 20th. But I went ahead and weighed in and did the photo update anyway. Steven has an early morning meeting tomorrow and then has to work the graveyard shift tomorrow night so any real errands are out of the question.
Okay so I weighed in and I lost 6oz since Saturday (woo woo). That means my total loss from April 20 to now is 4lbs. One pound a week, I can deal with that. The good news is I lost 8.5" in the month. I'm now 4.5" away from a size 24, and I've been window shopping over the net trying to find some hot new clothes.
The shirt I'm wearing in the above photo is a 2X, where the Tshirt that I was wearing in the before photos is a 5X. I'm pretty excited about that. It's a bit snug on that last button when I sit, but give me a couple of weeks on Pilates and it'll be just fine.
Gretchen suggested I not go too crazy on my exercise plans and you know what? I think she's right. There's no sense to go from zero to 60. So... Pilates 3 days a week, bike 3 days a week and walk 3 days a week. No sense setting myself up for failure. Tonight I plan to do the pilates and then ride the bike for 15 minutes.
I went over my calories today because I underestimated my dinner. It was Whataburger Wednesday - buy one get one free. I gave in to the Fried Pie - and it sent me over by about 20 calories. Tomorrow will be better.
Next weigh in is on the 1st, that's 11 days away. No goals. I'm going to worry about the daily goal of getting my exercise in and my daily caloric requirement. The weight is going to have to take care of itself. Getting too focused on the results was doing me in and leaving me frustrated. I *know* that my body cannot help but lose weight if I simply burn more calories than I eat. It'll do it at its own pace, I just need to do what I can to make each day as healthy as possible. That's what is going to measure my success.
(I'm going to keep telling myself until I believe it, so be prepared to hear it a lot!)
DAILY AFFIRMATION: I am a success.
Calories: 1921 / 30%
Exercise: Pilates, rode stationary bike 30 minutes
RED means I did not meet goal