It's amazing what a week of restricting calories and getting off my ass and exercising will do. Oh wait, everyone knows that's how you lose weight. Duh.
My Mom and Aunt Julie bought me a Fitbit Charge 2 for Christmas (yay thank you!!), and wearing it has been the motivation I need to get up and move. I even set reminders on it so it will vibrate if I haven't taken at least 250 steps in an hour. I love it!
At some point today I'm going to be heading over to the gym to sign up for a gym membership. Kaiser has a new program that will reimburse you the cost of a membership if you work out 45 days during the calendar year. Totally doable. I don't NEED a gym membership, but I'm excited to attend workout classes again (my college gym was amazing for that.) I also enjoy watching cable while running on the treadmill (who doesn't?). AND, they have childcare in case I want to go when Justin is working. :)
I've been working on a blog post this week about my life as a dieter--how I feel like food and eating has shaped how I grew up and my family culture. These ideas and reflections have stemmed from a couple of things. I started watching This is Us, and a character on the show struggles with obesity (the show is amazing, if you haven't checked it out yet.) It wasn't so much her current weight struggles that got me thinking, but rather the flashbacks of when she was a child, and how the weight struggles were already there. In one scene, her brothers are eating cereal for breakfast, while she has half a melon stuffed with some cottage cheese. When she scoffs at her breakfast, her mother replies, "We talked about this." The whole scene resonated with me SO much--eating different foods than the people around me; being made aware that my body was different at a very young age.
Having experienced this myself made me think about how I want to raise my own daughter. At least for now, it appears Adalei has Justin's metabolism (thank God!), but that doesn't mean I want to raise her with unhealthy ideals about the way your body should look and a bi-polar relationship with food. It's not done, mostly because I feel like right now it's just a random rambling of my thoughts. Hopefully I'll get some nap time to finish up here soon. :)
See you next week!
Previous weight: 180.2 lbs.
Current weight: 177.2 lbs.
Weekly weight loss: -3 lbs.