I know it's been a minute since I've been here and I really need to get myself back into a better routine. I've been dealing with some personal health issues. I will say this, I am not a fan of doctors that do not listen. I will be calling another doctor to see if I can find one who does listen. I will say that the last few weeks have been a struggle to move because the medication made me feel horrible.
I did join a challenge last Monday, which I did pretty well at until Friday when I got sick. I am trying to string more good days together where I hit my "challenge" goals. While it may not seem like a huge deal, it's a start to move in the right direction. Currently I'm working towards getting a blue dot (this may only mean something to those of you on WW), hitting 5,000 steps per day and getting in at least 64 oz. of water everyday for 6 weeks. I normally do at least two out of three of these during the week, no problem, but the weekends are not so good. Here's the thing, honestly, since my weigh-in on June 30th, I have lost 10 pounds. I'm feeling pretty positive this time around. It's taking me a bit to get back here, but I feel like I'm doing what I need to do without compromising too much on fat free or fake foods. Everyday isn't perfect, but I'm striving to put more good days together. The first time around when I got in the 180's, I was working out a lot. This time around, I'm realizing that it really is about what I can do consistently. Meal planning is getting a little easier, but not super easy by any means for me. My Mom wasn't a huge meal planner in the traditional sense.
This week, I have meals planned for each weeknight. The weekends are a little harder to plan because we may or may not be eating all together. I prepared a cauliflower potato soup that smells amazing for lunch this week. If it tastes as good as it smells, I'm in for a treat. I have pre-tracked my dinners for the weekdays. I tracked the soup for Monday, the spaghetti squash, marinara and the chicken meatballs that I will have on Tuesday. They are already prepared and in the refrigerator. I do feel like I have a good start on the week. I hope everyone has a GREAT Monday!