I’ve been trying to decide if I want to write about my last week or write a review of the armband I’m wearing, mostly because it wasn’t a good week. I decided that I should write about my week because if I didn’t write about the downs as well as the ups what good would it do anyone?
In my last post I wrote about the convention I went to. I forgot to mention what a kick-ass convention it was. I was able to see a lot of my mentors in person which was amazing. I won’t go over the decisions I made about food again, you can read that here. Even though it was only week two and I had lost weight I kept thinking I could do this without Jenny Craig right? Why can’t I do this on my own? Part of this was the jealousy of cooking meals that I couldn’t eat (at least not yet). Then after a week I finally snapped out of it and realized the following;
a. I joined Jenny Craig because I have no idea how or what I’m eating.
b. I don’t like to cook. I cook but only because I have to. My sister pointed out that its more that I don’t like to prep. She could be right.
c. This is helping me control my calorie intake and portions.
I was just being emotional about food. Imagine that! Me, emotional about food!
So along with the kid stresses, life stresses and food stresses knowing that I have a meal waiting for me that is healthy and the right size took some pressure off. I ended up with another 2.4 lb weight loss for the week, which is a huge win in my mind, even if I did have off days. Which of course means, if I can lose weight with the crappy stressful week I had – anyone can!! Woo!
New goal: be better at sticking the food (duh) and get 5,000 steps a day. I’m not sure how I’m going to do that with all the driving around I do, but I’ll figure something out.
Next blog… towering walls of candy!