I know my posts have been pretty downtrodden lately, so I’m happy to report my mood (and actions) has finally shifted and I’m feeling fabulous! I have so much good news this week.
Weight: I lost 2.4 pounds. I’m now at 152.4, which is 7.4 pounds away from my Hot 100 goal weight of 145 pounds.
Vitamins and veggies: I’ve blocked out everything that happened before Sunday (it wasn’t pretty), but as of Sunday morning I’ve taken my vitamin every day and gotten in even more than my goal of 4 servings of fruits & veggies a day. Woot!
Activity: I’m so sore! I’ve changed up my routine because my body had grown accustomed to it and it no longer challenged me very much so the hubs and I started doing Tae Bo again. Love Tae Bo. Well, I hate it. But it’s a really good work out. I just imagine I’m kicking and punching Billy Blanks in the face and it keeps me going. Screaming at him helps too. ;) I also changed up my strength training routine by picking one with dumbbells from the Sparkpeople website. Owiiiiiie!
Blood sugar: I’m absolutely thrilled to report that my average blood sugar this week is 129, which is 11 points lower than my goal of 140 for the Hot 100 challenge. I would like to get my average even closer to 100, but I’m feeling much more in control now.
We invited friends over for dinner on Saturday and the meal I’m planning is going to be seriously evil. Like 3,000 calories a plate evil. I plan to eat small portions of the evil stuff, big portions of the healthy stuff, and skip dessert. I’m making a mocha crunch cake, which is my favorite, but it doesn’t sound that great to me after I made myself sick on leftover mocha frosting and toffee bits from the last one I made.
So besides this hiccup of a fattening dinner, my focus this week will be on staying within my calorie limit (1,200-1,500) and making sure I bulk up my meals with healthy veggies. And resisting all the cake I will be baking (for a friend’s wedding-sized birthday cake). I can do it!
11/12/10 I’ve gotten some comments asking about what in the world I’m going to be feeding people that could possibly add up to 3,000 calories so I thought I should let everyone know that I’m a big exaggerator and depending on how full the plates are, the calories will be somewhere between 800-1,500, which is still quite a lot. I’m serving crispy ranch chicken, fully loaded mashed potatoes, some fattening veggie sides that have butter and other evilness in them, sweet homemade dinner rolls, and salad with dressing. But the cake itself is killer–we’re talking 800 calories a slice here, so I guess I really wasn’t exaggerating too much when I said it would be 3,000 calories a plate. I’ve never had these people over before and I want to impress them, which would be harder to do with healthy stuff (for me), so I’m not going to bother.