Hi everyone I am back with a fitness update. If you are here reading my blog for the first time you can catch up on my fitness journey at the end of this post. Okay I’m sure most of you have noticed that I actually skipped an update last week. After much thought I decided that it would probably be best to do an update every other week rather than every week. I had to relieve the pressure off myself because I was literally getting angry at myself for not losing more weight. Basically I felt like that I needed to have lost something every time I wrote. In getting healthier I am also working on my way of thinking. I am a work in progress. By sharing every other week it takes a little ease off me.
Time for the update. *Drum Roll please* I’m still the same weight as my last update. That number is 162. You are probably wondering what happened like I was. Well let me be honest. I was not a very good girl last week. I ate a little more than I normally do. This is where my topic actually comes from. Last week was that time of the month and what I notice is that during that time I appear a little more hungry than I usually am. Rather than controlling myself like have been doing I gave in. I was doing some extra snacking. I actually gained some weight and then when I realized what I was doing I stopped myself. I basically was eating crazy for three days straight and I skipped working out. I plan on stepping up my workout game. My goal is to workout at least four times this week.
There’s the update. Now lets talk about it. Why are all the bad foods taste so good. They are always so tempting. I really need to get stronger willpower. Cause sometimes those foods are calling my name. Like for example a cookie. I love cookies and I know it’s okay to indulge sometimes but sometimes I can’t have just one. I will give into my desire for it but then when I key it into my myfitnesspal app and see that I have gone over my calories for the day I immediately regret it. So another thing that I am working on is saying no to the bad foods I love. What’s funny is that I really don’t have any bad foods in my home but I do find myself eating more than I should. Like I’ll have a sandwich maybe thirty minutes before I’m suppose to eat lunch. So it’s not so much that I’m eating bad foods it’s I’m overeating. So if I get hungry I’ll fix a sandwich and then if I get hungry again I’ll eat maybe some fruit snacks. Then on the rare occasion there is something sweet in the house I eat that too. Then when I input everything at the end of the day I see how over I am and feel bad. As I’m typing this I am coming to a realization. Maybe for me I need to put my stuff in as I make the decision. Maybe then I can either make a healthier decision, throw in an extra workout, or say no all together. I am thinking of starting up tennis because I used to do it when I was little. The thing is I don’t know how I’m going start it so I’m just going to Google “San Francisco Tennis Lessons” and hope for the best!!
So although I didn’t lose any weight last week I did learn some things about myself. I’m learning that weight loss isn’t always about making the numbers on the scale go down. It is also about learning about yourself and your body. I don’t think I would have come to the conclusions that I did if I was constantly losing weight.
What helps you deal with your food guilt? How do you determine if it is worth that extra snack or indulgence?