Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wellness Wednesday #2

When I stepped on the scale this morning, I was pleasantly surprised. It was Labor Day weekend here in the United States and we spent a good portion of the weekend visiting with family. We were not in charge of the meals we ate while visiting, so I consumed foods I normally wouldn't make myself as they are higher in calories than I would like. However, spending time with family is very important to my husband and me so it was worth it.

Here is my week two weigh in:


I am down 1.8 pounds since last week which is a pretty great loss! It's been about three years since I've seen a number starting with 215 on the scale as an "official weigh in". I have seen slightly below that as a mid-week check in, but not as an official one. I'm definitely very happy with that loss as my goal while breastfeeding is one pound per week. Here is a list of my current weigh ins:

Weigh In Date Weight Change Total Change
August 28, 2018
217.2
Wellness Starting
± 0.0
September 5, 2018
215.4
- 1.8
- 1.8

My goals last week were to get enough rest and drink plenty of water. Most days I got about seven hours of sleep which is my goal right now while the baby doesn't sleep through the night. There were only two days in the last week where I got less than seven hours. In regards to my water intake, it could have been better. Most days I drank plenty of liquid, but I drank a lot more lemonade, soda, and sweet tea than water. This is something I will continue working on as this wellness challenge continues.

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Week Two:

  • Mental/Emotional: Do a good deed. Whether this be paying for the coffee for the person behind you at Starbucks or just opening doors for people. Do something kind for someone else.
  • Physical/Nutritional: Count your calories. Use a paper and pen. Use MyFitnessPal.com or SparkPeople.com. Count your calories all week and decide where you could cut some (if necessary).
I'm pretty excited for this week's challenges. I've always wanted to do a random good deed for someone. I don't know if it will be a monetary deed as we are tight on funds at the moment, but I'm sure I can find something free which would make someone's day. 

I have been trying for the past week or two to log my calories everyday. I normally do great at logging my meals through my afternoon snack, but don't log my dinner calories. I am going to make my personal goal to log all calories for the entire week.

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