Monday, January 25, 2016

Weigh In (1/23) + Uncharted Territory

You guys... you know how the internet always jokes about "man colds"? Well, I'm pretty sure I got slammed with a "mom cold" last Thursday. I woke up on Thursday feeling not quite right... sore throat, runny nose, body aches... and ended up leaving work at lunch time to go home, where I proceeded to lay on the couch and do absolutely nothing except watch Blue Bloods the rest of the day.

Speaking of Blue Bloods, do you watch it? It's really good! My boss told me about it--Tom Selleck is a police commissioner, and his dad was PC too, and Tom's 4 children are in law enforcement as well (3 cops, 1 ADA). It's great because they're a tight-knit family, they come together every week for Sunday dinner, and so far everyone's on the up-and-up; no one's cheating on anyone, no one's involved in any dirty dealings. It's refreshing! The first 5 seasons are on Netflix :)

Friday I woke up feeling even crappier and stayed home from work and watched more Blue Bloods all day. Saturday and Sunday involved more laying around and Blue Bloods. I did manage to go to my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, and Sunday we took the kids to the mall (they love the Disney Store) and caught the end of a parade afterward. After we got home on Sunday, I was wiped out and did some more laying around.

Since I've been sick, I've not been doing any exercise whatsoever; I'm not worried about the 10K training though because everything I had down for the first week was basically what I'd already been doing. Hopefully I'll be back on track this week; I actually made it to work today, so things are looking up!

Okay, so, back to the weigh in part of this post:

Y'all, I lost FOUR POUNDS last week, and I'm now in the 220's! I just kept staring at the sticker because it's just such a foreign number to me. I'm getting extremely close to "uncharted territory"--I don't remember being below 223 since probably 2006! (Actually, I got to 219 when I lost weight between having Karinne and getting pregnant with Ryan; however, I only saw it that low once before I started gaining pregnancy weight, so I don't think it really counts!) It kind of freaks me out a little, my weight getting this low. I'm realizing that I might actually see Onederland (weight in the 100's)--maybe even reach my goal weight!--this year, and that scares me. Just typing that out, I felt my heart rate increase and anxiety kick in.  I've identified as being fat and unhealthy for so long, what happens when those words don't describe me anymore?

With that, am reminding myself of my mantra, "just for today." I'm taking this one day at a time, one pound at a time. Losing weight slowly helps my mind adjust to my body. Worrying about will happen tomorrow or next week or next month does nothing good for me now; just focus on where I am today, right now.

I'll be completely honest... I have not been tracking my SmartPoints. I love Weight Watchers, and I really love the meeting--I still just can't wrap my head around SmartPoints. I'm still tracking in My Fitness Pal though, and I've been staying within my calories. I will say that even though I'm not actually tracking my SP, it still has made me more aware of my sugary choices. I'll probably give it another go this week and see how it goes.

Despite the slight anxiety, I'm really pleased with my weight loss this month; I've lost 10 pounds since Christmas! I think Marc's getting a little nervous; I've always weighed more than him (inevitable since I'm taller than him), but now I'm only about 12 pounds more than he is. Time to step it up!

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