Thursday, March 19, 2009

The road to a better me – end of week 2

I am embarrassed to report that I have failed miserably this week on The road to a better me.

Without my divulging too much information, let’s just say this past week has been an emotionally trying one.

Unfortunately I do not handle stress gracefully. In fact, I tend to just shut down physically when faced with adversity. I don’t eat, I don’t sleep, and as a result I usually end up getting sick - which is exactly what has happened.

Although I have played with the boys for hours outside and taken them on walks, I have not exercised regularly this week due to physical and emotional exhaustion and even more than that a lack of sheer will power.

My eating habits have been just as bad, that is if you can call not eating an eating habit. I have however pretty much stuck with the no Pepsi thing. I say “pretty much” because I am still having a small glass every day. The stress of my situation combined with the stress of eliminating Pepsi out of my daily routine may just be more than I can handle at this time – I told you I was addicted…it’s ridiculous.

Last week my blogger friend Baloney made a comment that if I want my progress to stick, it’s a lifestyle change and not just a numbers change. I couldn’t agree more; in fact, I believe that had I started this journey earlier, I might not have failed so miserably this week.

As I am reading over what I have written thus far, I realize that I am full of excuses and really there is no excuse for how I have treated my body this week. So to all of you who are following along as I travel this road to a healthier lifestyle I apologize for my shortcomings this week but I apologize even more to myself for not handling the curve balls life occasionally throws with more determination and gusto.

So, how did the rest of you do this week? Are you staying on top of things or has this second week gone by the wayside for you too?

**Although I am still posting the chart this week, please know that the numbers you see do not reflect a healthy way of dieting.**

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Weight – lbs. lost

1.1 lbs

7.1 lbs

Biceps - in. lost



Waist – in. lost


1 in.

Hips/Butt – in. lost


1/2 in.

Quads/Thighs – in. lost

.25 in.


Calves – in. lost


.25 in.

Time spent exercising

M - (Wii) 20 min, aerobic, 12 min yoga
T – walked 1.6 miles
W – weight lifting

T – walked and pushed double stroller around park

Everyday I have been stretching and doing a little weight training


Anonymous said...

I have had a bad week, too! But kudos to you for sticking with it!
Sorry you had a stressful week, hopefully the weekend and next week will be lots better!

Lolli said...

I had one of those weeks last week. Seriously terrible. But I'm happy to report that this week has been so much better. I hope for the same for you next week!

Annie H. said...

oh my, I am totally with you on that Pepsi thing. Just thinking about the fizz of it right now... is tempting. But oops, don't mean to tempt you. I am proud of you and I do believe it comes like 3 steps forward 2 steps back. Don't get down on yourself and keep up the good work.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. This is so amazing. 6 pounds? I mean, geez Louize, I am sorry about the stress, but 6 pounds is PRETTY FREAKING FANTASTIC : ). I make mistakes every day. I am so sad about being fat but I do so little about it. Blah Blah Blah. I get depressed writing about it... I did just sniff a green apple for 10 minutes when I got home from work though because I heard that is supposed to help you be less hungry.

Dawn said...

Okay, what are you upset about? You lost a lot this week! That's awesome!

Sorry you had a rough week. I really hope it gets better ASAP!!

I'm hoping to join the Y tomorrow and start working out Monday morning. I really would like to lose 15 lbs.

Catherine said...

Congratulations on having the will power to share all of this. I am the epitome of un-health lately. Unless twizzlers and pretzels are 2 major food groops, I am out of luck. Don't beat yourself up. You are motivating me.

Devin said...

I'm sorry you had such a stressful week. I hope things are getting better. I have to say though, I'm a little jealous of your weight loss. I'm gaining about a pound a day with my pregnancy:) It's not pretty. Have a good weekend.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

I failed this week too. I had an emotionally challenging week this week too - not to mention some other big stressors that I can not do any thing to change. :( Needless-to-say, I was a total couch potato and close friend of Hershey's Chocolate this week. Gearing myself up for a better week next week. We can't let our failures define us. We must just try to move on and do better. {{Hugs}}