Ah, it’s weigh in time! I’m contemplating going back to bi-weekly weigh ins. I don’t know. Losing weight is still important and I’m still trying, but it’s not the center of my life right now. I don’t know. Progress is so slow that I feel like I bore you guys with my weekly check ins. I appreciate you for reading and supporting me, but I don’t want to be boring every week presenting miniscule changes in weight. I don’t know. We will see.
VIDEO CHECK IN!
WEIGH IN STATS
Current Weight: 213.0 lbs
Previous Weight: 212.6 lbs
Weight loss: + 0.4 lbs
Weight loss in April: +0.4 lbs
Weight loss Total: 38.0 lbs
Starting Weight: 251
This week I finally got back in the swing of things with my workouts. There weren’t super intense besides the workout pledge, and I didn’t get back to strength training, but I dominated the cardio and flexibility this week. I’m feeling a lot better after my week of nothingness.
Saturday 3/27: 30 minutes walking outside.
Monday 3/29: 30 minutes walking outside.
Wednesday 3/31: 90 minutes on the treadmill! Woohoo!
Friday 4/2: 30 minutes on the stationary bike.
Saturday 4/3: 30 minutes walking.
Cardio five times a week! Yeah! I’m doing good! I like weeks like this. I love the consistency of it. Plus add to that lots of stretching and flexibility stuff, and a little bit of abs each day. I miss doing abs/core work. For some reason it’s my favorite but I let it slide often. I’m hoping to build that back up in the next few weeks.
This was a really stressful week for me, mostly because of money and family stuff going on. I hate that these things are even an issue, but they are and they affect the rest of my life (especially trying to lose weight). My hospital bill arriving this week, and along with all the other financial stressors it was almost too much to handle. I know things will get better, but when they are first presented to you and things seem overwhelming it’s hard not to stress about them. It’s just hard.
But thank you to everyone who wished me good luck! And thanks even more to Lauren and Mandy who purchased ads here to help support me a little bit. They rock! And I love having ads on the blog for something I support: other bloggers! It’s a win/win situation. I’m still accepting ads to put in the rotation, in case you want to purchase one.
And even more good news: on Tuesday my ebook is finally coming out! It’s completely finished and ready to be launched onto the world. I’m still setting up the payment stuff, so that’s why it’s not coming until Tuesday. Plus, I just like Tuesdays. It’s going to be awesome. Finishing that this week eliminated another huge thing to think about from my list. I’m so happy it’s done. Hopefully a few of you still want to buy it. ;)
Overall, this week was another one full of highs and lows. Guess that’s how life always is? It’s not always rosy, things don’t always work out, but one thing that doesn’t change is your attitude. Mine is still the same happy outlook. I love life. I love everything about it – even the craptastic sucky days. I love the simple things like starting a new garden (hurray spring!) and finding a store with great produce. I love that no matter what I’ve got great friends and readers and loves. I love that I’m a lot healthier right now than I was a year ago. I love that I’m at least maintaining my current weight instead of regaining. I love that I have health insurance again (even if it doesn’t help with my bill I racked up two days too soon), thanks to Obama. There is a lot to love about life. I’m sure that you have a lot to love about your own life. Remember that and celebrate it. Life is bad, life is good, but it’s always worth it.