Sunday, October 20, 2013

How Paula Got her Groove Back.

Whoot! I'm down 5.2 pounds, this week! Too soon for cockiness, but, I really think I'm back in this thing.I know, I know... I've been in, for a while. But this week, the scale is finally boasting a number I can agree with.

For a second, I began to doubt my ability. My weekly weigh-ins weren't impressive, and I was dog tired of working out, even with my meager efforts. And don't get me started on my will to cut back on certain foods and/or dining establishments. <insert ugly cry face>

The food...
I did not stick entirely to my calorie goals, this week. I stayed near or slightly above my set highest range. There was definitely some Chipotle, BBQ brisket, sweet potato pie and gourmet ice cream. But, there were also more veggies, fruits and workouts; providing what I like to call, "balance." It makes sense, if you don't think about it.

Despite what I ate, I TRACKED IT ALL! If I'm having a bad day (nutritionally), I'm one to ignore it and move on. And by 'move on,' I mean not writing it down as if it were all in my imagination. Or, physical evidence that could be used against me in a court of law. Alas, no more. At the moment, I am using and loving MyFitnessPal.com. Holding myself accountable for everything I put into my mouth. Pause/Pineapples.


Vietnamese Chicken, Rice, Salad w/ Vinaigrette
Steak Escape Sausage, Egg, Cheese Biscuit w/ Orange Juice - Friday's Breakfast

Cream of Wheat w/ Almond Milk, Sugar + Mixed  Berries - Monday's Breakfast

Mid-week grocery haul; produce re-up. 

The workout...
Here's where I'm starting to get excited. I worked out, or at least completed some type of extra activity EVERY DAY this week. Sunday, I'm going to take the bike out again so it's not yet captured, but here's a glimpse:


I am aching. Things are still popping. I'm pretty sure I broke in my new sports bras, after only 1 use. But, I'm moving. The goal, this upcoming week, is to keep going. That's it. I will eventually focus in on speed, distance and intensity.

Waiting on a friend (whom overslept) for a 6am bike ride! Had to ride dolo. SMH
AM downtown bike ride view. Park Arch with AEP building lit pink!
YOU get a pedometer, AND you get a pedometer! Box in work break room.
Columbus Marathon prep; go-carts, tents and trash bins for the expected 18k runners/walkers.
PM Jog/Walk view, sunset - Friday

I am off to enjoy this chilly, yet sunny day; grabbing groceries for the week and taking Goosey for a spin - while someone just literally texted me asking what time I was free to ride. Fool me once, SMH.

Make it a great week, all!

~Paula

3 comments:

  1. So happy to see you catching your stride girly. Keep it up, and "GO HARD!" this week!

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  2. Thanks, Ms. Ang!!! I'm doing it. I have to. :o)

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  3. Just found your blog, and so glad I did! I'm on a weight loss journey myself and really have to step it up. Like you, I'm not perfect, but I know I can do a lot better. Good job on the weight loss so far. I'm rooting for you!

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