…while I’m still in my twenties!! I turn thirty tomorrow! Since I”m having a big party, the preparations have kept me busy and excited so I haven’t felt depressed in the slightest about leaving my twenties behind. That is, until my Uncle sent me a message saying “enjoy the last few days of being 29!” Whoa. I hadn’t thought about it that way. But I’m still doing OK! I don’t have time to get all reflective and start thinking about my ever-increasing gray hairs or search for wrinkles.
OK, I’m in between decorating my own cake, making a special allergy-free cake for a few of my guests, and another cake for my nephew’s birthday so let’s get to the weekly weigh-in and update, shall we?
I weighed in at 151.4 pounds this morning, up two pounds since last week. I have not been eating weight-gain portions so I’m hoping this is due to a combination of building muscle (I’ve started exercising!) and water retention since it’s nearly that time of the month again.
So, here’s how I did on my Hot 100 goals:
Get down to at least 145 pounds by the end of the challenge. I already told you I failed to lose any weight this week, but I wanted to share with you my daily calories to show what my week in eating was like.
Saturday: 1,655 ~ I went a little overboard on snacks that day.
Except for the first day, my calories came in higher than my goal (1,200), but still under the amount it would take for me to stay at the same weight, so logically, I should have lost something. Still, my goal for next week is to keep my calories closer to 1,200. BTW, I am soooo happy to be eating normal foods again! And I’m not eating junk, I’m eating healthy foods, like cauliflower, that I wasn’t allowed while on the HCG drops. I’m loving the choices and variety!
If I get to my goal, or lower, before the end of the challenge, I want to WILL stay within two pounds of that weight until the end. This doesn’t apply since I’m not to my goal yet, but I did stay within two pounds of my last weigh-in. Barely!
Bring my average blood sugar down to 140 by the end of the year. My average blood sugar this week was 148, which is two points higher than last week but I’m counting this as a win since I reintroduced carbs into my diet, making it harder to keep it stable.
Eat at least four servings of fruit and vegetables each day and take a daily multivitamin. I met the first goal but missed two days on the multi-vitamin.
Get physically active. This is the biggest win!!! I have been dreading starting exercising again but I worked out three times this week and did two strength-training sessions and I actually enjoyed it! OK, maybe not WHILE I was doing it, but definitely the great healthy feeling that stays with me not only directly after but all the time! I feel so much better and healthier–more than I have in a long time. Dennis and I started out with power walking, then starting doing a little jogging along with it and the last time we increased the time we jogged during the walk. After I ran a half-marathon in 2008, I swore my running days were over so I shocked myself when I asked Dennis if he wanted to try running. And the strength-training leaves me with tired muscles that are ever-so-slightly sore the following day and I love that feeling! I feel so…ALIVE!
So although I didn’t fully met but one of my goals this week, I’m feeling very good about how it went and optimistic about the next week. I’m just excited about everything right now! I’ll be posting soon with some pics from my party. You guys are going to LOVE my super tacky hot pink and black 80s costume!
Question of the day: when did you start getting gray hairs? Or have you?