I did NOT fare well while out of town. There. I confessed. I feel better now.
I don't know if it was the grief that clouded my resolve. Or if it was the over abundance of food that was delivered to my aunt's house at every meal. Or perhaps it was because Southern cuisine is notoriously lacking of much that isn't breaded or sweetened or thrown into a casserole that contains who knows what. Seriously, for those of you who may be unaware of the culture down there, sipping sweet tea is a regional past time!
I spent the entire plane ride home devising excuses and reasoning with myself as to why I allowed this crazy time to get the better of me. And then I got back to my internet. And I visited the THM fan page. And I read Serene's encouragement, "How to Choose Health When Life is Crazy". Her words, "mute the excuses and take action" truly touched my heart and I knew exactly what I had to do. And so, in spite of an illness, I made my next meal "on plan". I am neither excusing myself nor beating myself up, I am determinedly moving forward.
Now that I've cleared the air, I can get on with.....
Every Monday I will post a photo of my progress, my weight and my jeans size. I will also give an account as to what days I exercised and whether or not I went off plan during the week. The accountability of our community is so key for me!
Here goes nothing!
When I began Trim Healthy Mama about six weeks ago, my stats were:
Weight - 192
Jeans Size - 14 ... ok, so maybe I should've been wearing a 16. Those 14's were awfully tight, but I would rather have died than have to go shopping for size 16 clothes. The snug jeans were a good reminder as to why I was starting this plan in the first place!
Unfortunately I don't have a good picture of myself from then. So here are my first progress shots, taken last night:
Today my stats are:
Weight - 181
Jeans Size - 14 ... but a much looser 14. I'm almost a 12!
Last week, I did not exercise at all. This coming week my goal is to do the SPEW and Body Resistance Max 5 times.
Would anyone else like to share their progress? Let's encourage each other to stay the course!