Whoops, I accidentally took a week off of writing.
Things I learned this week: I do not handle stress well at all. Okay I’ve known this all along but I had the most stressful week since I started this new job. Of course it was one of those things where everything sort of happened at once.
I had an intense work week where I actually had to bring home work every single night, and also my personal life was a little frustrating as well. On top of all that there was the diet. And let me tell you, I had a super hard time keeping the diet together.
But by the end of the week all was good again, and here I am updating my blog on time.
First things first…DOG UPDATE!
LUNA HAS ARRIVED. She is the cutest dog to ever walk the planet. She is fresh from the track so she doesn’t know how to act like a normal dog quite yet, but that’s okay. We have a lot of training to do, but she will be a perfect dog in time. Just look at her face!
Okay now lets update you about the diet.
I’m human okay. I slipped up all week. Like.. ALL week. I did really good at work. Meal prep goes a LONG way. If I can grab and go I am 100% successful. Where I struggled this week is when dinner came into play. Luckily Dan did most the cooking this week because I was shacked up in the bedroom working for hours after work.
But then came the “I’m so stressed I just want a cookie or a glass of wine, or both.” So there were a lot of cookies and lots of glasses of wine. And probably a martini or two.. okay three.
Let’s see what this did to me.
Height: 5’6″ (why do I keep putting this here, it wont change.)
I STILL LOST! Now the last time I did the 17 day diet, I lost 11 pounds in 14 days. Here as you can see I’ve only lost 6.4 which I think is still great! Also, all my measurements are down just a bit, except my biceps, they are exactly the same… because fuck push-ups. Dan has lost even more and you can visibly see his lost weight in his waist and face. Hoodies don’t fit him anymore. He looks fantastic.
I still don’t fit in the bridesmaid dress which is another thing I’m using as a scale on my weight loss. I can zip it all the way to my mid back, right before my bust line. Maybe if I went bra-less it would zip, but that’s not real life.
I can tell you that there is a difference in the way I feel. Not my mood, I am still grumpy AF because I want to drink wine every day BUT I haven’t had heart burn in 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. This is huge for me as I get heartburn over EVERYTHING.
Also this might be TMI but I think all the yogurt I’m eating is actually helping to control the ridiculous amounts of yeast infections that I’d been having, since starting 2 weeks ago I haven’t gotten one. I was seriously getting one a week, and it was terrible.
So I guess you can say my body is happy. Which I hate admitting, because I want to live in a bag of Cheetos for the rest of my life.
We decided because we were so bad we are extending cycle 1 out one more week. Then we’ll switch to cycle 2 starting 30 January.
You know what was amazing this week? The fact that I screwed up on the diet a bunch, & I’m still feeling motivated to move forward. I ate cookies and they made me happy, and that was 100% worth it. I think if i deprived myself I would have given up already.
Knowing I had the blog update helped a lot too. There were days the chefs made burgers at work and I was like “nope I’ll eat this packed lunch instead, or everyone reading the blog will judge me” So I’m making small progress when it comes to my willpower which is great!!
I plan putting together a post of what I ate in a day if anyone is interested. let me know?
How’s everyone else doing on their New Years Resolutions/Goals? Let me know! Have you fallen off yet? Do you think a bag of Cheetos would make a decent home?
See you Thursday –