Starting Weight: 159.8 (June 1)
Last recorded weight: 156.4 (Aug 24)
Current Weight: 156.2
A loss of .2 from last week – which is exactly what I wanted…to maintain my weight from last week. Now my goal for next week will be to weigh in at 155.7 which is about a half pound. I’m all about taking it slow and steady! Good news, I made it through this past weekend with no binge. Reflecting back on things I did which could have helped, I woke up both days and hit the gym right away. That isn’t out of the ordinary though so I’m not confident that’s what helped prevent a binge. It isn’t just that I didn’t binge this past weekend but that the feeling of wanting.craving.needing to eat diminished to what I would consider is somewhat normal for me. My choices were still conscious but I wasn’t fighting with myself.
I got some easy-to-grab-n-go veggies from Trader Joe’s this week to help make sure I have something quick & easy to eat. Does anyone have any fun recipes for a broccoli slaw salad?
My working out has been pretty good the past two months – I’ve gotten at least four workout days a week since the beginning of July and most recently have gotten five days a week for the past couple weeks. To go with my Polar HRM, I have a Polar Flowlink that syncs my data up online. I love being able to look at all my workouts on a fun calendar to see how I’m doing with things.
If you notice above, there are a couple lower calorie days which are days I’ve been doing solely weight lifting. Other days, I’ll do weight lifting + cardio and even other days where it is just cardio. Most of my cardio has been running but I’m really trying to keep it balanced. Note the August calendar doesn’t yet have my data for this mornings workout loaded.
My first meeting with my new therapist last week went well but was basically me talking for an entire hour about my “story.” Tonight we are meeting to talk more about my goals with therapy. I’ve been trying to think of what my goals are and here is what I have:
- Continue to work on fighting through binges (it’s been a while since I had one but I struggle with the feelings a lot)
- Find ways to not feel so overwhelmed with life
- Work to better allow myself to feel emotions (I tend to skip right into justifying or rationalizing events and often skip over really actually feeling things)
- Strive for a “healthy” relationship with food (eat to live vs. live to eat)
I feel like I should have some more goals or I’m missing something obvious but I guess it is a start. I look forward to digging in deep so we’ll see how things progress from here. If you were in therapy for eating, what would your goal(s) be?