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Week 1, Day 3

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I pre-tracked for today and tomorrow, so that's why it says I have 20 weekly SmartPoints left as opposed to the 28; I still technically have the 28 as of now. I am using 2 extras tonight and 6 tomorrow.

Embarrassing confession time: Wednesday, I went to an orientation for a six-week boot camp deal I got on Groupon. My friend Erin and I are planning to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week. Yesterday, I started getting some pain in my left hip and I was like...was this from the BOOT-CAMP ORIENTATION WHERE I LITERALLY WORKED OUT FOR LIKE FIVE MINUTES MAX?

So I ended up skipping my run last night because I have eight miles to get through tomorrow morning and didn't want to mess my hip up more (luckily I'd done 2.5 miles before the boot-camp orientation, so I didn't feel too bad about skipping), but as the night progressed, my entire body started aching hardcore. In the middle of the night, I had to try very hard to roll my ass out of bed to get up to pee. Today I'm very sore.

It's a nightmare. I can't believe I'm this out of shape! Running is one thing, but my body is clearly telling me I need to mix it up since I'm this sore. I'm glad we're not going to do a real class until Tuesday because damn. I feel 87 years old right now. I hope I can make it through the eight miles tomorrow morning OK. Luckily Josh is coming with me, because I will probably need the push. The Princess Half is in six weeks (it'll be five years since my first half - the same race!), so I don't have any wiggle room to slack off.

But I'm choosing to look on the bright side: I'm starting to get back into cross/strength/circuit training, and that's an awesome thing. I know from past experience that it helps my running endurance a LOT, especially when I get a good amount of core work in. So I'm looking forward to that very much. I really want to enjoy the Princess Half and not trudge my way through it, the way I did with OUC last month. I actually ended up hurting my calves and had to walk the last two miles - and I almost didn't even accomplish that, sadly.

But the big race is going to be the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, which Josh and I are signed up for. Ahhh! I am going to get this outfit for it, to match my yellow version of Belle's dress! The race is Sept. 25, which I know is going to be here before we know it. We're taking our dream trip to Paris, Munich, and London - the latter of where we are also going to see the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I'm so so stoked. We already have our plane tickets, all the accommodations for the race (registration and hotel stay), and the play tickets for London. In the next few months we'll book our Air BnB places and a few other things we want to do, like a wine tour, the Harry Potter WB Studio Tour in London, and an overnight train from Paris to Munich. We are also planning to buy a townhouse this year, so needless to say we will be very busy.

Tangent over for now, though I'm sure I'll be updating with lots more Europe and homebuying stuff in the future. And work stuff, considering I started writing for one of my dream publications HelloGiggles last year and am contributing fairly regularly to them now! And Josh got a new job too, with UCF. He graduates with his MBA this May. So much stuff going on, so we're very busy, Writing all this down makes me realize how many cool things we're accomplishing and gives me some time to reflect, which is pretty cool. Usually I'm just working out the details of all this stuff and don't take the time to appreciate it.

This weekend, I'm going to get through this eight miles tomorrow even if I die trying, and I'm going out for sushi with Mels and Erin before we see The Sound of Music at the Dr. Phillips Center. I already pre-tracked, woot! And even stuck a glass of wine on there because duh. Sunday, Josh and I are taking some anniversary photos, but the day should be pretty normal other than that so fingers crossed I can have a really substantial loss this week. We're going to Mardi Gras Feb. 5-10, so I'm working on getting as close to 130 lbs. by then as possible.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Week 1, Day 2

So. This upcoming Saturday marks a year since I tried to jump back on the blogging bandwagon. As you guys can see, that failed a little bit hardcore.

The good news, though: I did get back on the health-and-fitness wagon a little. I lost 20 lbs. between January and October.

To be perfectly honest, I lost most of that weight between this past June and October. While the ideal situation was to be at my ultimate goal weight, which I still need to lose about 18 lbs. to do, I'm proud of myself. It was not easy to overcome the mental roadblocks to lose 20 lbs., and the fact that I pretty much maintained through the holidays (which included our first-anniversary celebrations) makes me feel very proud.

A little bit of backstory, for those I haven't spoken to for a while: I gained a pretty good amount of weight from the time Josh and I started dating (March 2011) and the month after we got married (January 2015) - about 30 lbs., to be exact. And I don't think I can begin to describe how much I never want to see the body in those top photos again. Not because I'm disgusting or look terrible or am OMGSOFAT (let's be real, I'm still nowhere close to obese there). But those photos remind me of a time when I was over-stressed and not making my health a priority. I had just gone through an amazing time in my life between marrying Josh and going on a beautiful cruise for our honeymoon, but I was still super stressed and clinically depressed; my brain was telling me anything I was doing to prioritize myself was making me selfish and taking away from something I could be doing directly for someone else.

But I'm done thinking like that. I'd be lying if I said those thoughts don't still creep into my mind, but if I take a few seconds to step back and really ask who is losing out by me being healthier, the answer is no one. People will make comments and people will imply I don't need to lose weight, or should eat X, Y, or Z, etc., but I don't care anymore. I know when I'm eating well and moving my ass, I have the feeling that I can take on the world. Everything else seems to kind of fall into place when I'm practicing these habits, including my sanity and attitude in general - not to mention my stress levels - which tells me that I'm doing something right.

I re-joined Weight Watchers yesterday. Technically I've been a member and have been using the tools for pretty much forever now, but yesterday I recommitted after a month of being absent from the meetings - absences that were mostly due to me being too scared to face the reality that I was letting the holidays and my anniversary be an excuse to eat like shit. And honestly, if it had just been me indulging in holiday treats, it wouldn't have been a big deal. But I used those things, as we all have at some point or another I'm sure, to justify overeating at regular meals and snacking at 2 a.m. more often than not. But...I forgive myself. I do. Because I know this is a lifelong challenge I will have, and I know I have battled it enough times to know I'm strong enough to make it a priority.

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You can also follow along with my weight/inches-loss progress here, and view my workout schedule here. Gonna start my entries by posting my WW Trackers for the previous day(s) again, like I did back in the day. I think it helps me to have that accountability. Here's yesterday's:

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I have a lot more to say about some (both health- and non-health-related) stuff that happened within the past year, big plans for this year, etc., but I'll save it for tomorrow. :o) Thanks to anyone who is still reading this and will be following along with me. 2016 is the year I finally want to reach my weight goal, and I'm excited to really commit and kick some ass.
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It's 2016. I have more weight to lose and fitness to gain.

Let's do this shiz. New entries coming later this week. XOXO
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Week 1, Day 3

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Yesterday wasn't bad points-wise, but I'm definitely seeing a pattern. I keep snacking on bread and the snacks at work - particularly the Fiber One brownies. Yes, they're only 2 PP apiece, but two at a time is 5 PP. Still not as bad as your average candy bar, but still not exactly what I want to be doing to my body. I've had THREE of them today, so something's gotta give. My goal next week is to have no more than one office-kitchen snack each day. I'm thankful they provide snacks (and healthy ones, at that), but I need to get it under control.

The bread is usually a middle-of-the-night snack. I think my body is used to being carbed up before bed and since I've cut out most grains with dinner, my body is angry. I'm going to incorporate a starch for dinner at least for a while to see how that works. I had butternut squash last night and that seemed to work - I didn't wake up with a craving. Granted, I also had the M&Ms, so that could've had something to do with it.

In a nutshell: Old habits die hard.

I still haven't seen this whole movie. Josh made me watch it once and I think I fell asleep. Much of my nerd cred left my body that day.

Anyway, you'll also see I didn't get to the gym. Which is not good, but...I don't know. Something inside me is saying it's OK and that focusing on getting my eating under control is the important part right now. Which doesn't quite work since I have to complete a half marathon in six weeks, so I'm working on it. Tomorrow my goal is to complete a 30-minute circuit workout. Nothing too crazy, but something. Oh, but my FitBit did decide I earned an APP, so that's cool I guess.

This weekend I have a couple challenges. The first is dinner out at Toojay's with Josh and my mom tonight. I already planned my meal: baked tilapia and steamed veggies. Regretting the brownies now though. On days when I know I'm eating out, I need to be a little stricter than usual.

Tomorrow night is my friend Katlyn's birthday party. Josh and I are going to watch the Disney half marathon in the morning (to cheer on our friends Krista and Liz/lizblizz, woo!), then to Publix to do our grocery shopping. So I'm going to make sure I pick up a PP-friendly dessert to have when everyone else is having cake. I'll have dinner before, then pack some snacks just in case. I know there will be a veggie tray but ehhh. Also, no alcohol. I'm driving. And I don't need it.

Sunday I'm going to run/walk 30 minutes if it kills me.

Those are the plans. I'll be working on the hard part - making them my priority/a reality. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Week 1, Day 2

Quick check-in entry while I'm still on lunch!

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I realize my first goal is 17.6 lbs. away, but my current weight is extremely high for me and I'm pretty confident I'm going to drop a large number this first week. Generally I'm going to be trying not to step on my home scale, but this morning I did and I'm already down over a pound from yesterday so I know these first 10-15 lbs. will come off easily without me having to even be too crazy strict as long as I stick to the program and am honest with myself.

I'm confident. These are numbers I have hit before and numbers I was confident at. I know what my body is capable of when I feed it the right things and work out consistently but not obsessively.

I wanted to go to the gym yesterday and didn't. I WILL go tonight and get through 30 minutes on the treadmill. As long as I get that in, I will be happy. Plus, "Friends" is on Netflix now and I have the app on my phone, so I'm totally going to be watching that while I run/walk. I hooked my FitBit up to my WW app, so I'm going to test that out tonight and see if it works. I hope so. At the very least, it will keep me honest about how many APPs I'm earning.

I've started trying to use my Instagram a little more, posting motivational pics and such. If you want to follow me, I'm @jenislosingit.

More tomorrow with today's food log and plans for some weekend challenges!
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I'll be 30 in a couple of months. Wow. I immediately want to say something profound about it, but everything bouncing around in my head is really cliché, like, "That went by fast!" or "I'm not ready!" or "Old people are 30!" But those are just words and to be honest, they aren't really true - in general, and in the sense that they are what I really want to say.

Parts of my late teens and twenties feel like a different lifetime, so I can't say it went by quickly. It didn't. It didn't drag, but it went by in an adequate amount of time. And when I think about it, a lot of things happened during this time in my life:

  • I fulfilled my first huge personal goal of going to college, supporting myself, and securing financial independence.

  • I met a ton of friends whom I still love and keep in contact with, as well as kept in touch with my closest friends from high school.

  • I secured not only a steady, full-time, practical career - I began building a long-term one in something I truly love to do and feel like I could be fulfilled doing forever. A book I edited ended up on the New York Times Best Sellers list. I still can't wrap my head around that, but I can say I'm confident it means I've found my calling.

  • I traveled to multiple places, with the most notable probably being New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Caribbean, and two continents that aren't North America - one of which was my dream-of-a-lifetime trip to Australia. That trip was something I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to go through with. And I did it at 26.

  • I proved to myself I can live a healthy lifestyle and maybe even identify as an athlete.

  • I completed a marathon. Me, the girl who was always walking the mile run in middle school while silently praying for it to be over. I am in the tiny percentage of people who have completed an actual marathon, and it is a surreal feeling.

  • I lived with roommates, alone, and with significant others. I really got every type of living experience.

  • I battled anxiety and depression, and learned to overcome and live with them.

  • I figured out what is really important to me in life, and am almost to the point where I know exactly what I want out of it - mostly because I have learned to see the grays.

  • I almost married the wrong person. But somehow, I found the strength to let him go and marry the right person who is amazing not only because he is him, but because he makes me a more well-rounded person and doesn't shy away from the challenges he has to endure to make me see beyond my comfort zone. He is the reason I've grown, and he is the reason I will continue to grow.

I also had a lot of fun in my twenties. I got the opportunity to do so many things I truly love to do and/or that really changed and enriched my life for the better, including but to limited to owning a cat, going to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios a ton, going to lots of concerts, getting lost in albums, getting my heart broken, partying (something teenage me never thought I'd do), SKYDIVING (WHAT!?), learning that I'm actually kind of great at baking, and so much more.

Lately, I've been feeling very, very down on myself. I say "lately," but this has been ongoing for I'd say the better part of the last two years - probably beginning from about six months before I was let go from my job at PowerDMS in April 2013. But somehow, writing down these things I accomplished and learned and experienced in my twenties makes everything seem so much better than I've thought it was for a long time. Looking at this list makes me think of how 17-year-old me would feel reading it, and I'm actually getting teary eyed knowing I made that girl proud. I really, really did. Because even as an almost-30-year-old, I can truly say that if I looked at that list without knowing who wrote it, I'd be like, "Wow. I hope I can accomplish even half those things."

And that 17-year-old girl didn't really think about the fun parts too much because she felt like she didn't have the extra time or energy to even consider them. She was too busy wanting to get out and do her own thing and put her stake in a piece of the world. And I did that, but I did it while somehow also managing to explore sides of myself I didn't even know I had let alone could actually locate and cultivate. I'm grateful I found that balance between responsible Jen and adventurous Jen, because both sides make up the person I am. The person that I am is extremely goal oriented and finds fulfillment in life from reaching those goals. And I love that person. That person managed to check off so many things she wanted to do in her life AND had a good time doing it. She faced struggles and challenges, but she came through them a better person than she was before they happened.

I'm excited for my 30s. Now that I know myself and am happy with the person I have become (I'm still working on it, but generally), I know I can accomplish even more - and maybe even do more of giving that confidence to others. Giving is going to be my personal theme for my 30s. And 2015 is going about building myself up to the person who can do that healthily.

This entry was going to be a "2015 is my year to lose the weight!" entry, but as I started writing, I obviously figured out there's so much more behind the reasons I've gained weight. And I need to work on telling myself it's OK and really meaning it. I deserve better than what I've been doing to my body. And it's time to start putting that into practice.

I'm going back to Weight Watchers meetings tomorrow. And I will be at my goal weight by summer - because I deserve it.
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Race Follow-Up, Weigh In, and This Week's Motivation

So I'm down 1.2 lbs. this week. Considering I didn't follow WW except for maybe half the week, I'm happy (well, content) with this. I think the Tower of Terror 10-Miler had something to do with having any kind of loss, the details of which I'll get to in a minute. But I've lost 5.2 lbs. in five weeks. Which is awesome, generally, but I can do a LOT better - especially at this higher weight I'm at now. I'd really love to be as close to my "normal" weight range (130-135) as possible by the wedding. I realize that's asking a lot, as I'd have to lose like 1.5 to 2 lbs. a week to hit it. I know I can do that but the bridal shower, bachelorette party, holidays, etc. are all very real hurdles I will have to consider while at the same time making sure I have a good time. All that on top of the stress of the wedding and this new job and aaccckkkk. I need you guys' encouragement now more than ever, so anything you can offer up would be great.

Anyway, the race was actually amazing. I almost skipped it... :[ I have been having on-and-off stomach pains - likely from stress - and they were REALLY bad the afternoon of the race. But Josh calmed me down a bit and I rested and took it easy, and the pains went away just in time, thankfully.

So glad I went because I had a blast, which I attribute to the nice weather and the fact that I got my favorite medal I've received from a race so far:

It glows in the dark, and the little elevator moves up and down on a spring. Yesssssss. ToT is my favorite WDW attraction, so it's extra cool for me. It's hanging nicely amongst my other medals - way too many of which are runDisney medals, with my marathon medal right in the middle. :o)

I also somehow managed a sub 12:30/mile pace, which is faster than my current 5K or even like, two-mile pace, so whatever. I guess my adrenaline was high and, like I said, the weather was gangsta. Low humidity, a breeze here and there, 71 degrees when we started and like 68 when we finished. It was pretty much a 24-hour nice-weather phase that is now gone but I don't even care. I will take it, universe. Thank you, universe.

Anyway, here are a few more photos of me with my buddy Liz (lizblizz) and Josh before the race, and Liz and me after the race.

Liz did freaking awesome! Killed her time by something like a half hour over last year? She is also down 25+ pounds since the beginning of the year. Look at this:

Gorgeous either way but still very motivational and so awesome. ♥ You rock, Liz. Give me some of your motivation juice.

My goal this week is to STICK TO PLAN - count everything and stick to my workouts! The only thing I will most likely skip is my 5K run on Saturday, because we're going to Halloween Horror Nights the night before and have a full day of fun stuff planned Saturday. But that is known ahead of time and I'm OK with it. I'm doing a longer run Sunday evening, and that is non-negotiable.

Speaking of HHN and fun things, these are my challenges this week. HHN I know like the back of my hand: Pack snacks but make sure to eat beforehand because the D-bags at security will likely tell me I can't bring them into the park. HOWEVER, this year I have a plan to tell them I am gluten intolerant. That's common enough now for me to totally get by, I think - especially because last time they asked me if I had a medical reason and I said NO, DO I HAVE TO!? all pissed off. So this time I'll be ready. And if not, Richter's Burger Co. or whatever that restaurant is has shitty salads and I'll just chug water all night. NO DRINKING.

Saturday we're going to Sweet, our wedding-cake (well, cupcake) shop. *shoots self* It's only to finalize our order, though. There will be cupcakes lurking behind me, but they're behind a glass case of emotion, so it's safe. Or something. We're going to this yearly fall pumpkin patch (!!!!) and carnival after that. There isn't anything super tempting there, though I may get an (iced) light pumpkin-spiced latte from Starbucks to take over. I'm very white and IDGAFFFF.

Josh and I signed up to do the Lake Eola 5K the Saturday before our wedding. I considered doing the OUC Half Marathon that same day (it's part of the same series), but with my luck I'll injure myself, so I decided to play it safe. I have the Princess Half in February to look forward to, but yeah, watch me injure myself at this 5K anyway. Knock on wood.

Nothing else to say, really. I'll be blabbering about shower-food fears soon enough, so get ready for that excitement.

On my way!

So I've been going back to Weight Watchers meetings for three weeks now. I'm down 4 lbs., which is nothing to sneeze at, but I know I can do better. Currently, I'm at 148.4 and I know 120 isn't going to happen by the wedding. It's 11 weeks away and um, yeah. So my new goal is 130. That is still something I will have to hustle for, BUT I'm almost positive it'll get me into my dress and I know I'll look and feel great. Then after the honeymoon I can drop the last bit. Honestly, at 120 I feel like the dress might be too big on me, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Hooray justification.

I'm three weeks into this new job and it's going pretty well. I had orientation last week and I have in-depth product training next week, so right now I'm twiddling my thumbs a little...but that's not such a terrible thing, especially considering we have a quarterly software release tomorrow. The next one is Dec. 26, errrrrr.

Anyway, work talk is boring. Let's talk about health things.

I ran/walked a 15K Saturday, woohoo! It rained the whole time which surprisingly made the experience a lot more pleasant than it probably would've been otherwise. It wasn't heavy rain but more than a drizzle, and constant. It cooled things down immensely, and I finished without wanting to die, which is a big plus. I did not expect to even finish let alone finish in one piece, so I can't complain. I ran with a girl from my old Galloway group, Bree. Super sweet. I'm running six miles with the group early Saturday morning and I'm really excited to see everyone again.

THENNNN the Tower of Terror 10-Miler is next weekend, ack! I'm more excited than nervous because I've never run this one and I love nighttime races. I say "races," but the only other nighttime race I've done is the Wine & Dine Half, which has been my favorite Disney race so far - maybe even my favorite race in general. Lots of fun. I'm worried about the heat and humidity friend Liz (lizblizz) did it last year and is doing it this year too, and she said last year it was REALLY hot and humid, bleh. The Wine & Dine is the first weekend in November, so it is usually pretty mild by then. is saying 87 degrees is the high for Oct. 4 so I hope that goes down and the humidity stays at bay. Bleh.

Speaking of Disney, we're going to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this Sunday. Hanson is playing, yessss, I am going to see all three of their sets. Which will probably be almost the same songs but I don't care. I'm also packing a salad for lunch and a sandwich for dinner plus some snacks, but I pre-tracked some of my favorite dishes:

- CANADA: Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee, and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette (6 PP)
- BELGIUM: Belgian Waffle w/Warm Chocolate Ganache (8 PP)
- FRANCE: Tartlette Aux Escargots (9 PP)
- IRELAND: Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie (6 PP)


I also really want the baklava but it's 10 PP and not worth it. I will bring a sweet treat with me so I'm not tempted. Anyway, I tried to piece together the ingredients and estimate as best I could, so we'll see. Between the gym yesterday, my run tonight, my 6-mile run Saturday, and walking all day at the parks Sunday, I should still have all 49 of of WAPP at the end of the day Sunday. That is my goal, and to hit it super hard Monday and Tuesday to get an amazing loss Wednesday.

I'm really proud of myself. I was going to go into Sunday with just my lame sandwich and snacks but I KNOW I would've felt deprived. And honestly, maybe I shouldn't eat anything there, but I think I can and still lose a really good amount this week. So why not? The catch is just that I have to be really on the ball the rest of the week.

My Halloween costume came in! It's this...

It actually fits me right now but it's snug. So in a month I expect it to look amazing. :o) Mels and I are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on either Oct. 24 or 26. I'M EXCITED, I've never been. So I'll wear it then and also to work and any parties we go to. With pantyhose, obviously. The slit isn't too crazy on, The children. My wig came in too and it looks like it'll work nicely. I almost bought an Olaf-shaped candy bucket to bring to Disney but decided against it because I the last thing I need is candy-collecting container. We will steer clear of the trick-or-treat areas, thank you.

I bought this dress today because it was on sale and I've had my eye on it for a while:

I got it in the Medium and am planning to wear it for my bachelorette party in Vegas the weekend of Nov. 22. I can't wait.
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16 Weeks.

16 weeks. That is how long I have until I'm walking down the aisle to marry my best friend in the whole world. I'll be doing it in a size 6 wedding dress I've already purchased - one with a 10-inch-long zipper that I still have about four to five inches to go on until it zips up all the way.

Needless to say, I have some work to do - especially since, if you want to get technical, it's more like 15 and a half weeks. And in those 15 and a half weeks, there are some pretty serious challenges, including but not limited to:

- holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving, namely, and the events surrounded those)
- my bridal shower and bachelorette party (VEGAS!)
- my good friend's wedding
- the Tower of Terror 10-miler, which I am VERY behind in training for

This is obviously not a comprehensive list, but you get the idea. I am currently hovering around my highest weight ever, which is not a great thing. But you know what? I'm going to give it everything I have, and wherever that gets me is where I'll be on the day I get married. My ultimate goal is still in the 120 lbs/size 4 range, but that might come later if my body says so.

What I know now is that I want to be like this guy:

Granted, I don't have 300+ pounds to lose, but issues with food are issues with food. If that amazing man can work up the inner strength to get up every morning and jog in place, then so can I. There is absolutely NOTHING holding me back except myself. No one is forcing me to eat garbage, or sleep in instead of run. No one is requiring me to complain about how hot it is outside, or take the elevator instead of the stairs. My brain is the culprit, and it's time to reprogram that bitch.

I'm starting a new job Tuesday. I'm the editor of a book on the New York Times Best Seller list. I am marrying the most awesome man ever. And I deserve the body I want.

So it's time to get it back.
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Week 2, Day 4

I couldn't think of a witty title, so there it is.

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Aaaaand the damage.

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First the good:
1. I'm not nearly as over on my WAPP as I was last week. So that's a win.
2. My nighttime snacking has gotten a LOT better.
3. I have been very good about both counting/measuring what I eat and getting my workouts in.
4. I somehow lost weight (albeit a little, but still, SOMETHING).
5. I am skipping a post-work function where there will be lots of beer and food to go to the gym.

Now the bad:
1. I had a peanut-butter binge at work a little bit ago.
2. I'm still going over my WAPP. :-/

Hm. Honestly that's really it. I'm not too upset with how I've been doing in general. I mean, I feel kind of down, but then I realize I had treats yesterday and still managed to keep myself in check. That's a win. Today hasn't been great so far, but I know that is going to happen from time to time and I just need to accept that and move forward. Same with Saturday - it was shitty, but we had a party and I counted all that shiz. Not ideal, but better than saying F it.

I didn't have a great day yesterday in general, both work wise and personally, so I feel like it was a big NSV that I didn't go over my DPP. I still have a ways to go, but I'm confident I'm making some mental (and hopefully physical) progress. I'm on W3 of the C25K program and it's kicking my ass. Still can't believe how out of shape I am, but hopefully soon I'll start to feel like some semblance of an athlete again.

Oh another NSV: Went to Dixie Crossroads in Titusville for lunch with Josh, my mom, and my aunt and uncle. Everyone got fried stuff, but I resisted the fried corn fritters and had a glass of beer, a pound and a half of crab legs without butter (even though they brought butter when I didn't ask for it and it spilled all over the plate...), veggies, and about half a sweet potato. I had a couple bites of things, but I'm really proud I was able to stay in control because some of that fried stuff looked legit. The crab was cooked PERFECTLY, though, so that helped.

I don't have any other real food challenges the rest of the week, so I'm going to strive to stay within my DPP these next three days (because it isn't happening today) and get my workouts in. Friday we're going to Jacksonville for Mother's Day/Josh's mom's birthday, so I will need to come up with a game plan for that soon.

Hope everyone is having a great week!