Total Weight Loss

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Week that Was

I knew this past week was going to be crazy both at work and at home.  I knew the best I could do was just hang on for the ride.  I was right and I did.

I'll be doing well to get 30,000 steps in by tomorrow night.  My trainee is doing great.  All she really needs now is confidence.  She'll get that in time.  She will be on vacation next week, so I'll be free to roam around the office getting steps as I once did.  I'll spend a couple more days with her when she gets back then I'm going on vacation.  I'm hoping not to have to go back after that.

Since I knew I'd drive myself completely insane if I tried to follow some strict eating plan this week.  I followed some vague notions like "avoid carbs" and "make good choices" so I really was not expecting anything in the weight loss arena.  In fact, I was just hoping not to gain.  Well, guess what?  I lost a whole pound last week!  I ate carbs, but mostly didn't.  I made good choices, and I made a few bad choices.

Even though I'm glad for the loss, I'm a little concerned.  I know myself well enough to know that I'll start telling myself I can eat this or that because I did that week that was so crazy and I lost weight.  I've got to tame that monster right away.

I was great all but one day on getting plenty of water.  Drinking water is almost second nature to me.  The day, I did not make it, I'd spent most of the day in the courtroom.  I have one more day like that this week, but other than that my days will be much more my own to structure as I please.And since drinking water has become such a normal routine in my life, I'm hoping that the healthy food choices, and desire to exercise will come as well.

I'll do an official Monday Mileage report on Monday and update my ticker then.  I'm looking forward to a much better week, and if I lose another pound, GREAT!


  1. Great going, Lori. It sounds like you'll be back in the driver's seat as far as being able to stick to your plan in a very short while. Sweet on the weight loss.

  2. awesome! congrats on the loss. glad you're seeing the end of this phase of the journey cant wait to see the next part unfold! xoxoxoxo

  3. Looks like the next 2 weeks will be more laid back. :) Yay!

  4. Congrats on the loss!

    I really need to work on drinking more water. I stopped drinking soda, but haven't replaced it with water.

  5. Yeah for the loss! That is awesome! I know you will make your step goals. Keep it up!!

    Stay focused!