This was a really busy week, but I was so thankful to have my mom and sister in town. Things are just so much easier when you have family to help. This was a long Weight Watchers week for me as I weighed in last Wednesday instead of Friday due to my trip to Chicago. As I shared Wednesday, my trip to Chicago was outstanding. The company was amazing and I really enjoyed having some time away from DC for a few days. I chose not to track my Weight Watchers Points there and I still feel good about my decision. I didn’t go crazy in Chicago by any means, but it was nice to eat and drink without worry.
Last weekend was a little hectic, with getting into DC Saturday morning at 3AM, going to the Billy Joel concert, and turning over the house between family visits. I also ate my fair share of Garrett Popcorn, which used up a lot of my Points on Saturday and Sunday. As the work week arrived, I was focused on eating only my daily Points, enjoying my workouts, and working to minimize the stress in my life right now. I have a lot of my plate, more than normal, and I have to work to control my stress and to take care of myself.
When I am emotional, I tend to over eat. When I am stressed, I tend to under eat. Neither are good, so I tried hard to eat meals on schedule, to bring healthy foods to work, and to enjoy my workouts. I made time to me this week, going for walks with my family, going to a goodbye happy hour after work, and connecting with my support system around the country. It has definitely helped! I won’t deny that it was a stressful week, but I am working to stay focused on what I can control and to be positive.
Thursday and Friday in Chicago were really yummy! Thursday morning I ate breakfast at home and then had lunch and dinner in Chicago. I had a burger for lunch Thursday and then appetizers, salad, salmon, and a few bites of dessert for dinner. I also had a few glasses of wine. It was a fun night with the bloggers. Friday morning I had a few protein balls after yoga and then eggs and potatoes for breakfast. For lunch we had a catered meal from Whole Foods, which was awesome!! I also enjoyed some of the Now Foods snacks, which are addicting! Friday night, after getting stuck in the airport, I had a Torta in the airport, which was really yummy.
After my trip to Chicago I focused on filling breakfasts (eggs, english muffins, and/or protein smoothies). I ate a salad almost every day and enjoyed all the healthy dinners my mom cooked this week.
Thursday – Didn’t track
Friday – Didn’t track
Saturday – 41/41
Sunday – 54/41
Monday – 40/41
Tuesday – 39/41
Wednesday – 43/41
Thursday – 41/41
I got some awesome workouts in this week and feel really good. Exercising really helps my stress levels, so I’m glad I was able to get some good workouts in. I will say, I think I need to practice yoga more. It revived my soul on Friday and I think I could use that during the work week.
Wednesday – OTF
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Yoga
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – OTF with Jenn
Monday – OTF
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – Long walk
Thursday – Rest
This week was all about balance. I have a lot going on and it was important to give my all on whatever I was working on, whether in the office or at home. Going to Chicago was really good for me. I really enjoyed spending time with other moms who blog and I really enjoyed the laughs and wine! I’m also glad I took the time to get my workouts in this week. One area I really need to work on this next week is getting enough sleep. I stayed up until midnight or 1AM most nights, working to get things done, and I was just exhausted the next day (shocker). I still want to go get a pedicure and to see Bad Moms. We’ll see if I can do those two things this next week.
I was really happy with this week. Like I’ve shared, I was really stressed this week and definitely felt the pressure to have a good work week. I enjoyed my time in Chicago and am proud of my focus after returning home. I also hit the 10 pounds lost mark!! YAY!! It feels good to hit that milestone. My next goal is to hit 234, which is my pre-pregnancy weight from December 2014.
Starting weight: 254 pounds
Week 12 weight: 243.8
Week 12 results: -1.8
Total weight loss: -10.2 pounds
Neal and I have a really quiet weekend ahead of us and I want to leave it that way. Between having contractors in the house and family visiting, I think we’re both ready for two quiet days. My mom and sister will be back Saturday night, so we might have to do a girls night that night!
All in all, it was a good week and I’m proud of my weight loss. On to week 13!