It's Labor Day and I have the day off from work, but that doesn't mean I'm taking a break from a Hot Mess Monday update!
Original weight: 142.5
Last week's weight: 134.2
This week's weight:
Loss from last week: 0.6 lbs
Overall loss: 8.9 lbs
Biggest challenge this week: Exercising. I've been eating really healthy, budgeting my calories and being a really good kid when it comes to passing up fast food and french fries. But I don't exercise. Probably because I've never been an exercise person. I don't really know how to do it. I pinned a few ideas for simple, mommy-fied exercises that I think are possible. I know that the weight is going to stop falling off at some point because there's only so far a healthy diet can take me. I've got to WORK to get the fat to come off.
What worked this week:
1. Better lunches. Instead of throwing a ham sandwich with mustard in a bag and calling it lunch, I've found better, more exciting options. Whenever I go to the grocery, I cut my vegetables up as soon as I get home and put them in tupperware containers in the fridge. That way, when I'm making my sandwiches or salads or sides, I can easily throw them in. Normally, I'd be in a hurry in the morning, want some green peppers on my salad, but decide it would take too long to get it out of the fridge, cut it up, put it back in the fridge, so I'd just leave it out. I highly recommend doing this extra step when you get home from the grocery. It's easier to eat healthy when veggies and fruit are within easy reach.
2. Better snacks. I struggled with snacking when I was at work. My go-to snack was always chips. Greasy, not filling, but fulfilled a salty craving I would have. I've found something better.
I'm OBSESSED with these things. I've only tried the crackers and cheese together, but I'm thinking of all the possibilities.....like sundried tomatoes! Best part? Only 105 calories for 9 crackers and one wedge of cheese.
Not much else to report. I'm just taking it day by day, eating healthier....and hopefully beginning to exercise soon. Till next Monday.....