Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Week that Took Me Down

Yes, last week was the week that took me down - in SO many ways!

First, last week took me down to the lowest weight I have seen in at least 8 years - YAY! Good eating + walking 1.5-2 miles/day = one happy and healthy girl. I also saw my parents for the first time in three months, and they were pleasantly shocked to see my weight loss progress, so that was a huge source of boost in my motivation They were so supportive, willing to go on walks with me, and mindful about the things that I have chosen to eat (and not to eat). It was an excellent visit.

Unfortunately, when I came back from that glorious weekend, real life hit me like a ton of bricks! I have two really big concerts placed a week a part, and all the stress really started to bog me down on Wednesday. I started the week off strong, exercise and food-wise, but used stress as an excuse to relax on that front, and am paying for it now!

All of that stress manifested itself this weekend as a nasty sick bug of some sort, including fever, chills, aches, and really not wanting to do anything. The bad news? No exercising for this girl over the weekend. The good news? Being ill has allowed me to reset my eating habits and prepare for the week ahead. I'm not feeling 100% better yet, but I think there might be a short walk or exercise video in my future today - I've got to keep fighting for a healthier me!

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