After church today I went to the gym and kicked some booty - I will contribute it to my cute new gym pants and my old "fit and fierce" shirt I haven't work in almost TWO YEARS!
As I walked past the medical scale I decided I would see what it showed.
Put it on my normal bracket.... uh no? Go down a bracket???? Ok.... wait why am I still pushing it down? IS THIS RIGHT? IS THIS RIGHT?
Well I honestly don't know if it is right. Which scale do I trust? I feel like a medical scale is more accurate and I feel like the fact that my digital scale hasn't budged for over a week is a big indication something might be not right.
I weighed at the gym here in Marshall and I haven't used that scale in over a year so I don't really know how to compare that. I decided tomorrow at the Longview gym where I have used the scale in the past month I would see what it said to get a more accurate number.
Right now if I go by the weight I just saw I have lost 18 pounds. E-I-G-H-T-E-E-N
I do know that I feel lighter. I do know that I have been able to button clothes I couldn't button last month. I do know that seeing that alone be it right or not has given me the motivation I desperately needed to continue working towards being healthy!
It is very hard for me to not focus on numbers. I know I should be focused on the process and being active and eating well, but sometimes you just want to feel skinny! Is the goal to be healthy and fit and set a good example or to see a "skinny" number on the scale? I think if I focus on the previous the later will be a natural result and make me far less crazy every time I step on that scale.
Last night I cheated hard. I had a roll at Texas roadhouse with cinnamon butter. It was GLORIOUS. I only had one and truly I didn't feel guilty about it, but then I went to the school formal and had bread and some alfredo. I felt like I needed to eat it because the booster club provided it for us and I didn't want to just not eat anything they sat in front of us because SOMEBODY (no names...) didn't tell them we were going to eat before we came. I ate some of it and then tried a bite of some dessert. I was surprised that the dessert was GROSS. I hadn't had sugar in almost a month and EWWWWW I didn't miss it apparently. ME the sweet lover. The give me more cake, donuts, cinnamon rolls, pie lady was disgusted at the flavor of sugar. It was cloyingly sweet and disgusting. That alone was a total WIN!
Tuesday marks the end of my 24 day challenge, but I definitely have started a journey that will continue until I no longer feel like it's a task but it's just my lifestyle.
I meal prepped a full week of lunch. I decided that I would do my meal shake every once in a while for breakfast and sometimes lunch, but felt like I needed more food at lunch to give me the energy to go to the gym after work. I made baked chicken, roasted broccoli, and roasted butternut squash and purple yams.
These colors are so pretty!
I also made breakfast with my new sesame Ezekiel bread. I topped it with mashed avocado and a poached egg with a sprinkle of cayenne and paprika and of course a side of asparagus.
I could eat it every day I swear.
This morning I had Great Grains Protein blend with almonds, pumpkin seeds, oats, and sesame seeds with hint of honey almond milk. OMG It was quite delicious. And with 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber it was a GREAT choice.
So next week I am going to decide if I want to continue on some advocare products. I feel like I definitely can't live without my Spark! I think maybe catalyst and I might try another product I hadn't gotten that users say is like "liposuction in a bottle". I still have a ton of shakes and may do the "cleanse" again at the beginning of May. Excited to see where I am at the end of April!