Previous Weight: 192.8
Current Weight: 192.8
So this week I stepped on the scale and had maintained from last week. At the end of the day I'm okay with this despite being a little disappointed. I was up a couple of pounds at the beginning of the week due to lady business and all of that, so I feel happy that things swung back down, but of course it's a bummer to not have actually lost anything. I am just very impatient to have the scale move, I feel like I've been dicking around with the same 5 pounds for like 7 months. I'd love to be in the 180's by next month, but we'll see I guess.
I've done fairly well with fitness this week, it's mostly been my work walks because as any fellow woman can attest, there is always one week a month where working out sucks. Y'all know what I'm sayin'. Anyways, yesterday was the first day I did one of my Fitness Blender workouts. It totally kicked my ass because I am able to go deeper into squats and more adequately do some of the exercises that were in this particular workout. It's great to see that progress and be able to go a little harder, but I was shaking by the time I was done! I have to admit, I am getting to where I love that feeling. I know that makes me a freak, but I love feeling the effects of a good workout and knowing that it will help change my body.
I am also going strong on my dumbell arm workout challenge for the month. The ten pound weights are still hard as hell but are getting less so.
My nutrition has been steady this week, although on Tuesday I had a bit of a blip in a dinner out with friends. I looked over the menu ahead of time and chose a gluten free pizza that I thought I'd be able to customize. Unfortunately the chef let me know actual crust had garlic in it, so I had to quickly choose something else, which unfortunately ended up being tater tots. I could have chosen a salad with chicken, but the the chicken would have likely had garlic because it's in MF'ing everything, so I went safe. There is a debate online of whether tater tots are gluten free, but regardless, I did the best I could. I have to say, the absolute worst thing about this FODMAP crap is eating out. It is so incredibly stressful, especially since I pride myself on not being a fussy eater and having to make all of these special requests and be THAT person at the table sucks. I know it's worth it, I know it's for my health and I'm not just being a hipster white girl hoseweed, but it still sucks. I did discover that I can have Pad Thai, which makes me so happy since I really missed eating Thai food!
I do have my business together at home and at work at least. Last night I made a really nice stir fry with chicken, vegetables and tons of fresh basil. I've continued to do grains with tons of frozen vegetables for work lunches, and that has been a really low maintenance and enjoyable way to approach things. It takes 100% of the stress out of it and will be something I continue no matter what I'm ultimately able to add back into my diet. The bonus is that I've been able to get 3 servings out of each regular sized bag of veggies, which is why I gently side eye anyone who says it's expensive to eat healthy! Each of my lunches is probably like $2-$4 when all is said and done.
I've also been on an oatmeal kick lately for breakfast. Sometimes I make an actual bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter and berries, and sometimes I just throw a half cup of rolled oats into the blender when I'm making smoothies just to bulk it up and give it more fiber. I know that probably sounds gross, but it's really good and filling, plus you don't really notice it! It's also fast, because usually I don't like to bother with the whole to do of cooking oatmeal.
It's been a really good week on a personal level. I booked a ticket to Minneapolis in June to see a very dear, longtime friend of mine whom I've known since we were wee babes. I haven't seen her in about 6-7 years, and I'm so very happy and excited to meet up with her and catch up. I've really missed her! The best part is that I only paid $12 for the flight because my stellar husband gave me all of his airline miles!
I also have this side project thing I do on Twitter that I don't want to be too specific about because it's something I run behind the scenes, and don't want to have my face/personal information attached to it. I know that sounds all sexy and mafia like, it's really not all that exciting, I just don't want to get doxxed and have crazy people know where I live! It's just a passion project of mine that has to do with the Rock Hall. ANYWAYS, I had some movement on this project this week and had some bigger name people reach out to me and we corresponded back and forth a bit. One of these people was pretty meaningful to me and it was a huge head trip to be chatting with this guy on private message. I could not stop freaking out all day yesterday!
And also, Molly is 100% back to normal. Of course normal for her is clawing my face and almost getting my eye in the process (the bitch is trying to turn me into Harvey Dent/Two Face, I swear), smacking into my face and jamming her nose into everyone's delicate areas but you know...she's back to normal. Admittedly it's great to see her back to her old self, even if her old self is kind of a jerk. ;)