change in weight (5/18/21 – 5/24/21): -1.0 LBS
I am down another pound this week. I am happy about it, as I write every time I lose weight. Ultimately, there isn’t much to say about the weekly routine because it’s working. I don’t need to change, because I continue to find success in my daily plans.
Part of the reason I love this plan so much is that I am not upending my life. There is plenty of other things to upend life. The little one is going through his 3/4 month sleep regression. I have averaged 4 hours of sleep each of the past 3 nights. That is enough of a change for me, thanks. And let’s be real, I love food. I love dumplings, pizza, and doughnuts. I also love salad, fruit, and lean meat.
I love food because I think food represents more than simply utility. For some it is just that and good for them! For me, food transports us to emotions, to nostalgia, food can serve as a common area for us to come together with loved ones. What I am saying is this low and slow health journey of mine is embracing my love of food and altering how I think about the consumption of it. It rebalances things for a healthier me. So this past week, with fatigue in full swing and a stressful life, we had pizza, takeout Chinese food, and doughnuts. And I still stuck to my plan.
I finally got new running shoes. Now that my running shoes are not warn out and falling apart, I am back on it to start my 10k training. The race I am aiming for is in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod in November. I figured that gives me plenty of time to shed another 20-30 pounds, and to up my distance.
This morning I went out and broke the shoes in. I felt like a wet brick (whatever that means), but I did my intervals and it felt good. Once I get a bit more sleep I expect for my body to respond a bit better.
I know I told you all I have a post about binge eating coming and I still do… I am going to blame the sleep regression!
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Every day goals:
1.1 gallon of water
2.Track every bite
3.20 Body weight squats
|Low impact Ride||Upper body Strength and stretch||Power zone||Power zone||Stretch||Ride||Stretch and recovery|
|Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Modest takeout||Meal Plan|
Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.
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|Date||Change in Weight|
|1/25||N/A – no weigh-in|