No bells, no frills, no whistles today, friends. Just a good old-fashioned weigh-in post, harking back to the posts of yesteryear. Here’s hoping that the bucketloads of sweat that dripped out of me at last night’s Zumba class were well worth it…!
Woot! And the trend continues! Since my declaration of real, TRUE recommitting to my weight loss last week (y’know, as opposed to all those faux-commitment declarations in all the weeks before, haha), I’ve been doing okay in terms of sticking to my “rules” — a term I use VERY loosely, because as you already know, I don’t really do too well with rules. They’re really more like “guidelines”, anyway.
In case you don’t feel like going back to read through the drivel from last week, here’s a general summary of what I’m trying to stick with:
5 – 6 small meals / all-day grazing rather than 3 squares a day Check! I’m doing pretty well with this, if you don’t count yesterday, haha.
Eat breakfast. Check! I’m back on the breakfast train, and it feels good. It is admittedly a readjustment for me with how much hungrier it makes me throughout the day though. Though counter-intuitive, I suppose that’s actually a good sign? My metabolism is getting kicked into gear and all that? Maybe?
Limit coffee intake. Check! I’ve switched to tea for the most part, and only had one actual coffee beverage last week.
Hydrate better. Check! I’ve been doing really well about upping my water intake during the week, I just need to be better about it on the weekends too.
Cut out dairy. Not check. I’m being better about it, for sure, but I still haven’t kicked the dairy habit completely. I’m back off milk though, which has helped me out a lot (you know… digestively. Heh, gross.) Cheese hasn’t been giving me too hard a time lately, so I think I’m okay with still having that in my diet, but I really need to be more stringent about frozen yogurt and sour cream, at least for now.
Calorie count. Not check. I’ve been doing this haphazardly, although it’s still better than I was doing before. I even managed to get in a couple days of Daily Eats posts, so there! I know I need to get back on the calorie-counting train, it’s just going to take me some time to readjust. It’s just… you know… I hate it! Hahaha.
Starting juicing again. Fail. I haven’t juiced once since making that declaration. I have, however, partaken in the new green veggie smoothie being offered at the froyo place in L’Enfant Plaza. It’s delicious and veggie-tastic (though it doesn’t taste like it), the only downside is that it has yogurt in it. Soooo, it kind of defeats the point prior to this. I swear I shall begin juicing again! It would probably help if I actually went grocery shopping, eh?
Hokay! So. There you have it… again! Here’s hoping that these habits continue to lead me down this good path, eh? Downward, that is! 😉
Sidenote: as I’m reminded of the aforementioned Zumba class last night, I want to give a shout-out to my new UnderArmour Armour Bra. Since Daxter ATE my last sports bra (grrrr…), my sister recommended UA’s new bra to me and this was my first time really testing it out. It was an especially, er, bouncy class, and this bra REALLY strapped me in, haha. It’s pretty cute too, as far as sports bras go, with each cup size having it’s own color and closure system.
Oh, and I can’t forget the obligatory, totally-unrelated-to-this-post picture purely for the purpose of my own visual gratification:
I can’t decide if he looks really cute or really evil here. #blackeyesofdeath
Well, I think that answers that.
Have a great Wednesday!