Had an awesome workout this morning. 30 mins on the stairmaster and 1hour of weights - I've never left the gym with my shirt soaked before and it felt great. I workout alone - yes there are people to my left and right in the room, but it would be so nice to have a buddy to workout with. I don't mind being alone at all...but I often find myself thinking it would be nice to have someone to share interests with. While my family has changed their eating quite a bit, I often feel like I'm on this journey alone. Not that I', the only one doing without...as I don't often feel like I missing out on the junk food I no longer eat, but I feel like no one understands me anymore. I'm still the same person, just making different choices, and that leaves me with not much in common with so many of my "friends" and family now.
This year for the 1st time in my adult life - I am not going to spend thanksgiving with "my family" we are instead going to my husband's family for the big meal. I felt like it was time to be a bit more open minded and less selfish and try to get to know them all better and spend some time with them at holidays too. It was decided several months ago, but as the feast is only a week away I think this will be such a good thing for me personally. My parents support my weight loss efforts but don't really "get it". They are the WORST sabotagers - totally unintentional but just really want you to eat it all. Even after 7 months of changes - I know inside that I'm one holiday binge away from blowing it all...I don't want to move backwards, I must progress forward.
HOT 100 UPDATE
1. lose 5lbs per month - still at 2lbs, hoping for a good loss this week!
2. workout with weights 2x's a week - DONE
3. no bread for snacks - I've been bad on this...I should have never bought saltine crackers in the house as I rationalize 5 crackers for 50calories as "not too bad"...NO MORE CRACKERS!