I know I haven't been blogging much lately but work has actually been really busy this week (Imagine that? Work getting in the way of my blogging!) BUT my lack of blogging certainly does NOT mean that I fell off the wagon (as it totally has in the past). In fact I have been kicking butt this week trying to make up for last weekend's overindulgence. I actually sat down one morning this week and went through everything that I ate last weekend and Scott and I added it all up and it basically translated to me using about 70-75 bonus points last weekend. Can you even imagine??? Crazy. I guess you don't really see it all add up when you aren't writing everything down. That was my first mistake. The second mistake was the entire bottle of wine that I drank on Friday night plus the martini and 2 shots of Bailey's and the list just goes on and on from there ladies. Chips, chocolate, nachos, homemade bread. I'm guilty of it ALL!
I rocked this week! I got to the gym Tues, Wed and Thurs and really pushed myself. Last night I had a great NSV. I hit the elliptical for 51 mins!! I could have even gone more but I was a little pressed for time and someone had the machine booked out after me. I burned over 500 calories!! Go me! It felt so great. (The last ten minutes I swear I just kept seeing Kelly's post from last week "Last Chance Workout" in my mind! So Thanks Kelly for the motivation) Of course I was sweating up a storm but the best part was that Scott was on the other end of the gym and he kept cheering me on (not out loud obviously) but he would catch my eye and mouth "You're doing great!!" Just gave me that extra boost I needed. My plan for the upcoming week is to get to the gym 4 times. Mon-Thurs and hit the cardio machines hard. I'm also thinking about taking a strength training class this week as I want to get into weight lifting as well and start toning this hot little bod of mine! Speaking of hot little bods...WI was today. I had weighed myself on Tuesday to see what kind of damage I had done over the long weekend and I was up 2 lbs. I wasn't even mad or frustrated. I think I even needed to see that gain to get my butt in gear. Sometimes I guess you just need to KNOW that you just can't eat your face off all weekend and NOT count points and expect to not gain weight. It just doesn't happen like that. There have been times when I have been able to get away with a big splurge weekend and see a maintain by Friday or even a small loss but this week wasn't one of them. I'm up 0.5lbs this morning but I wholeheartedly accept it and now I am bound and determined to rock this weekend and have a killer week at the gym. I know I can do it. How did everyone else make out at WI today? Don't forget to e-mail Randi or I your results for the Christmas Challenge. Also if you can e-mail us the results for each week so far so we can update the spreadsheet and make sure everyone is on track. Thanks Ladies!
This weekend I am going to be making some changes:
1. I'm carrying my journal with me everywhere and anything that goes in my mouth, goes down on the journal
2. Planning out all of my flex points in advance, right down to the last one
3. Sunday is going to be a completely OP day despite any possible hangover that I might induce on Saturday night.
My plan for this weekend (oh and I DO have a plan this weekend)
Dinner with my Scott, my brother and SIL and 21 month daughter, and my best friend Ryan. (girl Ryan) We are going to Swiss Chalet and I've already got my menu choice picked out and ready to order
Yet another Christmas Craft Fair but the one last weekend was small potatoes compared to this one. This is the one that the whole city waits for! I'm so excited!!
I have the house to myself all morning since Scott is going to go help a friend with siding his house so I haven't really decided what to do yet. Probably just putter around the house, do some cleaning and get ready for the wedding we have at 2:00. Good friends of ours are getting married so the whole gang is getting together and I can't wait! I'm going to get a bottle of wine to bring with me (Wedding is in a Hotel so a bunch of our friends got rooms) Wedding meals are usually pretty healthy, chicken and veggies sort of thing but I've already decided that I'm going to limit myself to one dessert. Some weddings have a dessert with dinner and then have wedding cake so I'm going to skip out on one. Won't decide which one until I get there. Whichever one looks more appetizing!
Completely OP day. We have a course to go to at 11:00 and then we are coming home and spending the afternoon putting up Christmas lights outside our house.
I can so do this. I can stay within my 35 bonus points. I need to get out of the habit of eating so much junk on the weekends! It's definitely hindering my weight loss efforts!
Hope everyone has a great weekend planned! What are you ladies up to anyway??
Don't forget to grab a "healthy version" of an old favorite Christmas baking recipe for a Recipe Exchange!!
PS Check out Candace's post from yesterday. She has some really great tips about how to lose over the Holidays!!