Truth Tuesday

Hey All! So sorry for the delay in posting, but I have had one busy day at work. Well, this week definitely did not go as planned as I ... gained 1.4 lbs. Boo!

Starting Weight: 217.4

Today’s Weight: 167.2

Total Lost: 50.2

Pounds From Lowest: 1.4

Pounds From Goal: 3.2

These final three lbs really do not want to leave my body! I am not okay with this. I am trying my hardest. Okay Okay! Not my hardest, but I am still trying.

This past weekend was really trying emotionally. Nothing seemed to go the way I had planned. My 29th birthday was not at all what I had expected and I just got beat. I tried to head to the gym to work out the frustration, but I also turned to some snacking. I really thought I had gauged the points correctly, but apparently I did not. I really did not want to turn to emotional eating to deal with my stress/hurt/disappointment, but I guess I did. Old habits are hard to break. This journey is ongoing and I cannot change who I am overnight. I think I definitely snacked less than in the past, but I didn't dominate, deal and overcome the emotions like I would've wanted.

But, I am done. I don't want to be upset. I don't want to be hurt. I don't want to be depressed. I don't want to be sad anymore. It is time to look at the positives ... and get some more "me" time in my life. I realized this weekend that I really don't have anything outside of work that I can put my heart and soul into. My wife has hockey. My friends have hobbies. I have work and working out. And I love working out, but sometimes you want more. I have running, but sometimes you want more. I have blogging, but sometimes you want more. Are we getting my drift? :P

This week I am going to take some "me" time. Thursday night I am going to attempt Zumba for the first time since my back injury in December. Friday night I am going to try to have a puppy date with Ellie. Saturday I am going to treat myself to some new clothes at Lululemon with birthday money. Sunday I am going to dominate the PAWSChicago 8k with Ellie. :) There is a game plan. I will report how I am feeling after this weekend on Monday. Hopefully I feel a little better as work begins to wind down and the stress returns to a more normal level.

Oh! I almost forgot. The best part of the past few weeks has finally been approved. I am going to be speaking at a Weight Watchers center opening on Tuesday, September 27 as a success story. Now, at first, I didn't think I fit the criteria either, since I haven't hit goal yet. But, my leader Lisa (who asked me to participate) and the nice person from WW HQ told me I have been successful enough to participate. ;) I am not sure what exactly I will be doing, but I am really happy to share my journey with others and try to help them out as best I can. Now wish me luck that I don't stumble and bumble in front of the nice group of WW newbies!

How did Truth Tuesday go for you all?