Well from "actively" working out. I wrestled with my children, climbed up and down my stairs, and seemed to have been constantly cleaning or folding something. So it's not like I was a couch potato but I didn't go to the gym or do a workout video or anything yesterday.
I've been worn down lately. Tired. Blah.
So, I wondered if I was perhaps pushing myself too hard. I got to thinking. I've been on my healthy journey for 60 days, basically 2 months. Now healthy weight loss is 1 to 2lbs a week which means I should at the most have lost 16lbs and at the least 8. I've lost 23. While I'm ecstatic at my loss, I can't help wonder if my tiredness is because I'm losing too fast. And while I can't eat anymore. I eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full (which is a MAJOR accomplishment for me), well mostly. I have to do something else to balance out.
I think I'm going to kick back the exercise to 5 days a week instead of 6 and give myself the weekend to recoup and spend more time with my husband. Not only do I want to lose the weight but I want to feel great while I'm doing it. I haven't been feeling great lately. I've been cranky and tired and generally icky. So, we're going to see how having two days off a week instead of one does for me. Because as I said, it's not like I'm not getting exercise throughout my day anyway. Sort of hard not too, when you have a hyperactive 5-year-old and a 7-month-old baby.
And now the moment you've all been waiting for. My weekly recap:
I've lost 2.4lbs making it a total of 23.1
a pants size! (almost 2 -- if I lay on the bed I can button and zipper the next size down as well -- but it's not very comfortable)
Today was measuring day as well for the month. I've lost *drum roll*...
a total of 6 inches off my body!
--Previous Day Tracking --
Exercise - Took the Day Off.
Only Water - Day 56.
Breakfast - McDonalds Egg McMuffin (no cheese) and Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (no granola)
Lunch - Cajun Chicken Sandwich, grilled zucchini, homemade potato chips, and 2 pickles spears
Mid-Afternoon Snack - Banana Pecan Muffin, grilled zucchini, pack of 100 calorie chocolate chip cookies
Dinner - Garlic Lime Fresco Chicken, Broccoli, and Herb Pasta
total calories = approx. 1243
total days = 61
total pounds lost = 23.1