I am not doing well with losing weight at all. I can’t decide if it’s emotional stress from losing my job, physical obstacle from hitting my late 30’s and changes in metabolism, or just plain laziness on my part. To be honest it’s probably a little bit of all of these with an emphasis on the lazy.
I was really frustrated this past week when I gained weight after thinking I had cut down on my calories and had exercised 3 times. But it was also that time of the month and I always seem to gain about 3 pounds during that week. I am also incredibly moody and lean toward depression. I realized this because I felt so great yesterday – playful, happy, thinner… and the timing works out that every month I feel great after my period is over. Which is wonderful, but how do I capture those hormones so I feel that good all month?
Since I can’t really do anything about my cycle and I think not having it at all would make things worse, I guess I’ll just live with it and apologize in advance to my husband for being
a bitch snippy with him. Or maybe I’ll mark those days with a BEWARE sign on our family calendar…hmm.
Anyway, rather than wallow in my failure to lose weight, I am wiping the slate clean. This is my new week one. Hopefully, a fresh start will help motivate me to get my butt in gear (literally).
How’d I do?
- I lost 1.4 pounds.
- Total weight loss = – 1.4 pounds.
- First goal = Lose 10 pounds (8.6 to go)
Goals for this Week
My goals for this week include:
- exercise 3 times
- lose 2 pounds
- Start Couch to 5K
So, far I haven’t won the 10 week fitness challenge, but it is definitely motivating and we have 3 winners already!
Week 2: Gina @ Special Happens
Week 3: Le’Ann @ Lark’s Song
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Some of the other women that are in the fitness trenches with me include:
Darice @ Grown Up For Real
Also, Barb, Heather, Jill, Lois, Melissa, Laura, Katie, Helen, Carrie, Alisha, Katherin, Leah, Sheila, Pam, and Merrill.
Weekly Weight Loss Tip:
Pay attention to your moods and associated eating. Try to differentiate between hunger and emotion.
Does your period affect your weight and mood? If so, how do you handle it?