succeeding when you least expect it and weekly reflections: 6/8 – 6/14

change in weight (6/8/21 – 6/14/21): -1.2 LBS

I was nothing but tired this week. I got sick, the kids got sick, the baby didn’t sleep because he was sick, and I was a mess because of it. I think I averaged less than 5 hours of sleep per night this week and it really caught up with me. So I barely worked out. I think I had 1 run and 1 ride this past week. I usually average 5-7 workouts per week and this past week I barely moved. That was tough.

I expected it to be a bad week because of this. Exercise regulates me. It helps me cope, to deal with stress and feelings, and obviously helps me work towards my calorie deficit. The less stressed I am, the less dumb eating I do. As you can see, so much of my success ties to routine exercise. But I succeeded this week. I accomplished weight loss anyway.

I know I have written about this before, but I sometimes succeed the most when I do not overthink it. I know what works and when I stick to it, it… works… amazing! It is nothing profound or earth-shattering. When I track my food and watch what I eat, good things happen.

The other win for this week is I showed restraint. Old me would be stubborn and try to push through the fatigue. I actually did this when we brought the baby home from the hospital. I did not listen to my body and I crashed hard. I was not going to make the same mistake. Pushing through fatigue, real fatigue, does not build you up to be stronger. It handicaps you and makes attaining your goals harder. I am proud that I took it easy. I am proud that I worked out minimally and tried to rest the best I could. Because of that I was able to do a run this morning as I have been feeling better and this week will pick up as I pick up.

So now I am raising a small glass of bourbon to myself. I succeeded when I was sure I would not. I again proved to myself I am more capable than I think. Add it to the countless examples I have acquired of this reality over the past year an a half and maybe, if I am lucky, I will start to internalize my own potential.

Love you all.

Action Plan:

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Every day goals:
1.1 gallon of water
2.Track every bite
3.20 Body weight squats


Daily goals

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
WalkWalkWalkWalkNo WalkWalkWalk
Low impact RideUpper body Strength and stretchPower zonePower zoneStretchRideStretch and recovery
Meal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanModest takeoutMeal Plan





Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.

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DateChange in Weight
12/1*
12/2*-5.4 lbs
12/9-5.4 lbs
12/16-3.4 lbs
12/23+2.8 lbs
12/29-1.2 lbs
1/6-1.4 lbs
1/13-1.6 lbs
1/20-1.4 lbs
1/27+0.4 lbs
2/3-1.2 lbs
2/10-4.6 lbs
2/17+0.4 lbs
2/24-1.6 lbs
3/2-3.2 lbs
3/9+1.8 lbs
3/16-3.2 lbs
3/23-0.6 lbs
3/30+0.4 lbs
4/6-1.6 lbs
4/13+0.8 lbs
4/20-1.8 lbs
4/270 lbs
5/4+2.4 lbs
5/11-5.2 lbs
5/180 lbs
5/25-1.0 lbs
6/1-1.2 lbs
6/8-0.4 lbs
6/15-0.8 lbs
6/22+0.8 lbs
6/29-1.4 lbs
7/6-2.4 lbs
7/13+2.4 lbs
7/20-1.6 lbs
7/27-0.4 lbs
8/3-1.2 lbs
8/10+0.4 lbs
8/17-1.4 lbs
8/24-1.4 lbs
8/31-0.2 lbs
9/7-0.6 lbs
9/14-1.4 lbs
9/21+0.2 lbs
9/28-1.8 lbs
10/5-0.2 lbs
10/12-1.0 lbs
10/19-1.0 lbs
10/26+0.8 lbs
11/2-1.4 lbs
11/9+2.0 lbs
11/16-1.8 lbs
11/23-0.4 lbs
11/30+0.2 lbs
12/7-0.2 lbs
12/14-1.2 lbs
12/21+1.8 lbs
12/28+0.8 lbs
1/4-1.2 lbs
1/11-0.4 lbs
1/180 lbs
1/25N/A – no weigh-in
2/1-0.6 lbs
2/8+1.6 lbs
2/15-1.2 lbs
2/22-0.4 lbs
3/1-1.0 lbs
3/8-0.6 lbs
3/15-2.2 lbs
3/22-1.2 lbs
3/290 lbs
4/5-0.8 lbs
4/12-2.2 lbs
4/19-1.6 lbs
4/26-1.0 lbs
5/3-0.6 lbs
5/10+1.2 lbs
5/17-2.8 lbs
5/24-1.0 lbs
5/31+0.8 lbs
6/7-0.6 lbs
6/14-1.2 lbs



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