The end of month two! It's been two months diet soda free and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is! Amazing to feel free of that soda itch. I remember Friday the first of June so clearly. I sat at my desk and nearly cried I wanted soda so bad! Last weekend I got a free diet soda and didn't even drink half of it. The desire for soda is absolutely gone, and my health is better for it. I don't feel that much different, but I do look different. My skin looks better now that all I drink is water and coffee. Now I know I post a lot about coffee, but really all I have is a large mug in the morning. So for the rest of the day it really is all water that I drink. A mineral water at lunch, and more water for the rest of the day rounds me out. So happy about it!
Last week's back squats messed with my knees. They are sore and swollen, and I am reminded that I don't have the luxury of going that hard or else I'll hurt for days. Did a little yoga on Saturday, mostly stretching though, nothing really strenuous. Stayed strong all week, clean eating even though we ate out. Had some chocolate and remembered that even though dark chocolate is supposedly good for you, I am not so tolerant of it and it tends to trigger migraines in me.
I purchased a Bodybugg the other day. I am really excited about it, and can't wait to get my hands on it. I went back and forth between the Bodybugg and a Fitbit, but I think that for my needs, the Bodybugg will give me better information on caloric burn, and caloric needs and such. For those of you who may not know, the Bodybugg is a handy little gadget you wear on your arm. It has sensors that calculates all sorts of information to give you an accurate reading on your calories burned. I'm excited to see what kind of information it gives me. I'm most curious about how much I burn during and after a CF WOD. We'll see! I realized though that I finally started to see the weight budge again when I started tracking my calories with My Fitness Pal. The reason I wanted to go with the Bodybugg is that I wanted to have even specific information than I would have otherwise. Using technology for good! (As a note, I'm not being compensated for my use or endorsement of this product. I am buying it and will tell you what I think. Good, bad, or indifferent.)
Now for the Month 2 Wrap Up!!!
Not nearly enough WOD's. Only completed half of my goal. I definitely see the impact of work stress and then my knees hurting. I missed a lot and would give this an F. However, it makes me wonder if my goals are a little too aggressive and may need to rethink them. I would rather keep pushing and striving though. We'll see, I'll let you know if I make any changes to my goals though.
Weight lost: 10 lbs! I finally saw the scale move! Thank heavens! And continued inches lost 5.5 more inches which means I am down over a foot in inches total!!! (14.5 for the record) YAY! So glad to see actual weight lost though, I can't tell you how much I needed to see the number move. It would have been difficult to not be discouraged if it hadn't moved. I hope to make greater progress with the Bodybugg.
Breakfast: 3 eggs, coffee with half and half and splenda
Snack: 2 string cheese sticks, 1 oz almonds
Lunch: 2 cups of spinach salad, 5 oz lean ham, 2 TBS Ken's Lighthouse Ranch Dressing.
Dinner: 8oz Black Tie Ono (fish), 2 cups broccoli, 1tbs butter
Rest day. It's been a rest week due to my knees being angry. Going back to CrossFit tomorrow morning.
I am so encouraged about the scale movement, and I feel like I am narrowing down what does and doesn't work for me. Food journal has been key, and going back to measuring my portions out. Also, less bacon has helped as well. I miss it, but my waistline is improving-so it's ok. Also I hope the insanity at work should slow down more so more frequent posts are in the future. Love to you all!