In addition, I made myself some allowances for both Girl's Night Dinner on Saturday night and Superbowl Sunday. Some friends and I try to get together about once a month for dinner. We meet at one of our houses, we pick a theme for the evening, and we each bring a dish. So, this time our theme was Moroccan food. My friend Sarah made a Moroccan cocktail & I tried one of them. And my friend Jamie made an orange Moroccan cake and I tried a piece of that. And, Superbowl Sunday? Well, I figured I'd just relax and enjoy myself, but I actually came away from eating so much junk feeling quite icky & head-achey.
The lovely table that Paige set
Our girl's night crew
And here's a shot with our hostess, second from left
When I did my weigh in on Saturday I saw that I was only down a few more ounces from my last weigh in....bringing my total weight loss since beginning my healthier habits campaign a month ago to a mere 3 pounds. At first I was really discouraged by this. But, then I thought about it a bit more. And, you know, the most major changes that I've made so far are eliminating caffeine, alcohol, sugary treats, and night-time snacking. I haven't altered much else in my diet at this point. And, if I am still losing weight (albeit slowly) making these relatively small changes, then I'm still on track. And it makes this all seem more do-able.
So to recap:
Week One: Eliminate caffeine and adult beverages
Week Two: Eliminate sugar
Week Three: Eliminate night-time snacking
Week Four: Eat a healthy, Daniel Fast-type lunch
And, this week:
Week Five: Add three days of 30 minute exercise Goal: Get moving!
I really dreaded adding this one in. I'm not a huge exercise fan. At all. When I first was thinking about what I wanted my weekly goals to be, I knew I'd eventually be incorporating some kind of exercise. And, initially I was all gung-ho about making it serious. I thought I should totally make it 5 days.
But, the point of this whole journey is to take things in small increments. I'm still working on each of my goals from Weeks One - Four. And, it's ok to go slow. I want this to be sustainable. I want it to be a new way of living. So, we'll shoot for three days of exercise (which will be difficult enough) and aim a little higher later.