Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Slim Down Saturday (on Wednesday)

I am joining Third Grade Tidbits for her slim down party. I am late to the link up but I need to stay motivated and figured this is a good way to keep myself in check.
I love this link up because of the focus on being a better me. Being balanced means better health, better wellbeing, and having more options.
Here are my results.... 
Ultimate Goal: Lose 20 pounds, and be more fit. I am trying to accomplish both with T-25 workouts after school 4 days a week and making better eating choices.
I missed Monday's workout, had a killer headache. I am doing better with food choices, but the temptation of chocolate is tough.
Gains/Losses for last week: Last week I did not lose anything. That is OK. I did not gain either. Since I was snowed in, I was pretty inactive. I played  a little outside with the boys, but my heart was not pumping as much as during the workouts.
I have lost and maintained 4.2 pounds since getting back in to the workouts since January. Totals: Woohoo. Last night, I even thought I could feel a change in my body shape. And for the first time, someone said, "Are you losing weight?" I will take that.
Positives for the week: Saying no to food is not my forte. I like to eat. I was taught to comfort myself with food as a child. I am slowly breaking that. I am working at not turning to food to ease my stress. I am not feeling guilty if I indulge a little. I am learning to stop when I am full. These steps are making  me feel better about myself.
Something to improve: Workout even when I am home. That is tough with 3 boys at home, an always growing chore list, a school bag full of papers to grade, and projects I want to complete. I need to make time to take care of me.
Goal for this week: Drink more water. I am simply bad at it. If I have water on my desk from the get go I may do better with drinking more.
One word: Overwhelmed. The snow days last week really wreaked havoc on my class. They forgot how to do everything and we are so behind. I am taking it one day at a time, one crisis at a time, and one behavior at a time. I am leaning on my friends and we are working our way through it together!

It isn't too late for you to link up with Third Grade Tidbits. I will be posting again in a few days, since it is also my goal to be on time to this party!


  1. Laura! Glad you joined the Linky even if it was late!

    Kate :)
    McDee's Busy Bees

  2. I am late on checking out your post. I am waiting to link up this week, and decided to see if I missed anyone last week! Glad you are linking up and I am excited to see your progress also!

  3. I love food. I would marry it if it were acceptable. True story! You got girl....4.2 pounds! I'm proud of you!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Hi Laura! I just started reading your blog and really like it. I just nominated you for a Liebster Award! Hop on over to my blog and follow the directions to accept it.

    Btw...keep up the good work on your health journey! You CAN do this. I just recently lost 50 pounds and am over halfway to my goal. We can help motivate each other!

    Southern Fried Teachin’


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