Oh it's been a long long time with no update and I'm so sorry. The truth is, I was too embarrassed to update. When I first started this blog, I told you Luke said I should make this my "job". Okay well if this was my job last week, I would have been fired. I sabotaged myself like crazy (aka going to In-N-Out and getting a double double??? Eating 2 candybars in one day??? Grabbing a "healthy" pita from Pita Pit which ends up being 805 calories? yep) and played the "It's my birthday! I get a treat!" card way too many times. It feels crummy and I'm a little discouraged. I think the reason I let everything get so crazy is that I felt so discouraged only having lost 1 pound with all of my hard work. That may seem ridiculous but usually I drop like 3 lbs the second I lift a finger to try to lose weight (and realize I am a very lucky girl for that). Working so hard and losing like 0.8 of a pound made me so angry and grumpy that I sabotaged myself. I really want this though and I need to recommit and make smaller goals so that I can feel accomplished when I make a tiny dent in this big health goal.
New mini goal: Lose 5 pounds by Camille's wedding (June 2nd)
So like I said, it was my birthday on the 1st (I'm 25!) and I am so grateful for all of the amazing wishes and gifts people gave me, it was lovely. I especially wanted to point out that a bunch of my gifts were health/fitness related and that made me so happy. My mom and dad got me awesome Pearl Izumi biking shorts and a biking shirt (so I can look like the pro that I absolutely am not :), aunt Laura gave me an awesome lunch box with special little compartments so that I can take my lunch to work, and Luke gave me a trip to Moab which meant lots of lovely hiking and outdoorsiness! It was so fun.
I never thought I was a hiking person. I've realized that thinking things like that does such a disservice to yourself because then you don't try things which can be really fun and beneficial to you. Anyway, I never thought I was a hiking person so when Luke suggested we go to Moab for my birthday I was excited but a teensy nervous because I had visions of myself huffing and puffing up a cliff in the baking sun while Luke zoomed ahead of me. Much to my delight... I am a hiker! I loved it! We hiked to Delicate Arch, a couple of other arches which I can't remember the name of, and my favorite Corona arch. Corona arch is HUGE and it was such a fun hike because there were "obstacles"-- like you had to hike up an insanely steep cliff holding onto a chain and climb a ladder up one part of the hike. It was so fun and it felt awesome to hike and be active all day. It really was a big thing for me, I can't wait to go back!
So. much. fun.
Okay so I'm going to blog everything I eat this week. Daily. So stay tuned and let's hope I can drop a little weight.
ps. On the menu this week:
pps. This post is highly inspired by my awesome cousin Brennyn, who has her own weight-loss blog and is kicking butt.