I am sorry to say that this last week has resulted in another dismal performance for yours truly. Maybe that’s being a little dramatic–I definitely haven’t gone on a food free-for-all, but I haven’t been as meticulous about what I’ve ate and my exercise routine is still non-existent.
This was another busy week–I had observations from my principal as well as parent-teacher conferences. Not only has my professional life been a bit hectic, but my personal life got a bit more exciting this week as well. If you haven’t heard, a little movie called The Hunger Games came out on Friday.
The above is a terrible photo of me sans makeup before heading into work on Thursday, posted just to show you what a nerd I truly am. I went to the midnight premiere, drug myself into work the next day, and saw it a second time over the weekend. I started reading the books a few years ago after seeing my students with them and simply couldn’t put them down. I was just as excited as they were about the film and was very pleased with how it was adapted. I could go on all day–but to make a long story short, I ate lots of popcorn this weekend. Lots.
Today I finally faced the music so that I could see how much of my eight pounds I managed to gain back in a very nonchalant two weeks. Much to my surprise (and delight), I weighed today and discovered that I had only gained a pound. I’ll weigh again tomorrow morning just to be sure, but I was certainly expecting much worse. I am simply frustrated with myself for falling off the diet bandwagon in the first place. Reading other weight loss blogs, I’ve discovered that those who are successful set small goals for themselves each week, so I decided to steal this concept.
For the week ahead, I want to use my Livestrong app continuously. One of my Facebook friends told me about the app, and I just got around to downloading it today. So far, so good–it’s helped me keep track of the calories I’ve ate during the day and the amount I have left. I am a little curious about how it will work if I choose to eat at a restaurant, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. I would also like to head back to the gym this week, for at least three sessions, and schedule my personal training appointment.
I am really going to push myself this week because next week my husband and I are going out of town for a few days. After the rough few months we’ve had, we definitely need and deserve a vacation.
In closing, blogger Beth from the awesome blog weight4us nominated Shrinking Mrs. S for the 3-in-1 Award! As I am new to the world of blogging, I am not exactly sure what this entails but am very humbled that she would consider my little blog. The fact that anyone reads it is simply amazing to me–so thank you for reading!