That is I am jumping back on the healthy, healthy, healthy bandwagon with both feet. I did so well during the Biggest Loser Blog Edition, I actually came in 3rd on my team...but then life hit me square in the face, with my family in town, graduation, five weeks of summer school and stress, stress, stress. I didn't journal, eat enough fresh fruits or vegetables, drink enough water, take my vitamins, or exercise like I should have. Don't get me wrong, I didn't completely revert to my old ways, I did manage some healthy, some days, for a little bit. But now, finally, my head is in a good spot, and I am ready, willing and able to ramp it back up.
Good news is that over the 10 weeks of craziness, I am down .2 lbs. I know that doesn't sound like a good weight loss for that amount of time, but knowing what I know about myself and my prior patterns of weight loss and gain, I am definitely pleased. I am in this for the long haul, and unlike other times I have started this journey, I just took a small detour that ran along the main road, not completely in the opposite direction.
To help get re-energized, I have joined Amy's 15 Week Challenge. Today was Day 1, and for my first weigh-in, I was UP .6 pounds. This means I am 100.25% of my starting weight, not the most auspicious start to say the least. BUT, I did a 5K this morning (in 45 minutes, apparently, not running for 3 weeks is NOT the best training method), bought healthy groceries, and a new bottle of vitamins.
As an added facet, Amy challenged us to re-work a favorite recipe, so I took pictures of what I cooked tonight (my version of Olive Garden's 5 cheese marinara*), but I reworked that awhile ago, and it felt all cheaty, so I am going to think about something NEW to do for the challenge...that is the true spirit of the challenge, to have something NEW to put in the food repetoire.
And now, all today's healthiness has worn.me.out. Thus, I must sleep.
*Mix 3/4 cups of Prego Chunky Vegetable with a 4 ounce container of low fat cottage cheese, microwave for 30 seconds...it looks sort of gross, but is so delicious and filling. Tonight I had it over wheat pasta and sauteed carrots, green pepper, onion and mushrooms. If you like spicy, add in 1/2 a jalapeno.