Sooo….do you want the good news first, or the bad news?
How about both mixed in together? Sounds good to me!
So the good news is that I had a very fun week filled with going out for Mexican food to celebrate hubbies last day of school (for this semester;, a movie (Oblivion, soooo good!) and BBQ afternoon date to Rudy’s and ice cream with hubby; a day spent doing busy, fun, outside projects with hubby and a quick lunch date alone to Burger King; a day road trip to Shrevport, LA to celebrate Mother’s Day with shopping and Joe’s Crab Shack; grilled burgers and Italian sausage that night, courtesy of the boys; and steak dinner grilled to perfect at home with potato salad (also courtesy of our boys) for actual Mother’s Day yesterday.
So…..after that last paragraph of the super fun, super good news-do I even need to explain how any of that would translate into *bad* news for Operation Short Shorts??? Especially since last week was supposed to start:
Week 4 May 5-11th: 1 Pepsi every 2 Weeks (I never realized how often I do drink the sweet stuff until I tried to go without it for 40 days—which I totally failed miserably at by the way—the experience helped me to see that my “once or twice a month” was really more like “once or twice a week” and that needs to stop since I really don’t even love it all that much!)
Hmmm….yeah. Needless to say–it didn’t happen!!!! I, in fact, had Pepsi 3 days last week O.o However the GOOD news is that I did actually ordered lemon water the rest of the times which I’ve never done before! I also didn’t get any snacks or drinks at the theater (that popcorn was hard to pass up but I did since I knew I should NOT get that and ice cream later!) also I did fairly well about only having one sweet a day or cutting back on other meals the days we ate out–well until yesterday when I made chocolate chip cookies and me and my MIL pigged out on them O.o
Soooo yes…the scale is not my friend at all right now. 🙁 I’m actually up a few pounds from my beginning weight, arg. This week is my maintenance week-so I’m going to crack back down on the things I’ve been learning and:
Week 5 May 12-18th:Write Down Fruits, Veggies, & Sweets Eaten Daily; Workout 3 times, 1 Pepsi serving when eating out every 2 weeks I hope to build upon each new habit each week—since I’ll have several new things I’m doing at this point I want a week to just build upon and strengthen these!
One last good thing is that I ran my best mile ever–in 10 minutes flat! Last week–so another good thing!
I have my first Pool party date of the season next Monday and knowing that I’m actually *backwards* from my goal is going to spur me on to be super good the remainder of this week and get back down to at least my start weight! Next week is when I begin to cut back on portion sizes, and I know that will be when I begin to really see the differences!