This is my Mamavation post for January 25, 2010.
Yay! I’m getting closer to my goal! Besides training for the 1/2 marathon, my goal for this year is to lose 16 lbs. By losing this weight I’ll be back at my wedding weight!! I was smoking hot (as we all were) on my wedding day and I REALLY want to get back to that! I know… I know… pictures… Here ya go – this is what I looked like 6yrs ago when hubby and I kissed the single life good bye at Casear’s Palace in Vegas:
Oh wait – I forgot to tell you how much closer to my goal I am – ooops 🙂 This week I lost 1.7 lbs. That brings my total weight loss this year to 4.1 lbs!
Oh my goodness! The Loseit.com site is really really helping! I’ve always known that food journalling and meal planning worked – we discussed it at length in both my nutrition courses and sport psychology courses in University, but I’ve never actually tested the theories I learned about (yes, us Kinesiologists are a “do as I say, not as I do” kinda group). This week I was really stringent on my journalling and my hard work paid off!
I’ve also been running tons! This week I ran 27k and added three 100m sprints at the end of my run on Friday (I did this to try and get faster). My saturday long run was really tough and I stopped to walk and stretch several times. The problem with running outside is that if you want to quit you still need to make it back home somehow.
I’ve also been working hard at learning to cook. This week I made a Quinao Salad, a Beef Stew, Tuna Casserole, Banana Bread and Turkey Chili (I’ve shared all of the recipes here with you). They were all very yummy and I have enough leftovers to feed my family this entire week. Why would I do that? Because hubby is in Ireland until next Saturday and I HATE cooking with the kids hanging off of my legs after work when he’s gone. It also decreases the amount of dishes I’ll have to do, my stress and my emotional eating.
Goals for next week:
Next week i want to continue eating well and running. I don’t want to let hubby’s absence lead to emotional eating and the drinking of way too much beer (normally when he’s away I drink 1-3 beers EVERY night after the kids go to bed). My running goal is to run 27K again.
How was your week? What did you do well? What can you do better on? Did you learn anything about yourself?