Week 17: Food, TUMS, and Personal Trainers...

Quote of the Week: "...in my Active Wear!"

Journaling the Last Week:

That quote is for you team NextLesson! Hahaha Check it out, my pic this week is of me standing in my active wear! ;) 

I feel like I am getting into the swing of this cooking thing. I am starting to try out new ideas for food. Today, I got to have non-fat Greek yogurt and berries for the first time since July. Let me tell you, it was amazing! :) As difficult and time consuming as meal planning and prep is, I am really feeling the pressure to not mess this up. So I am doing pretty well. I still have a ways to go in my weight loss journey and need to be smart about what I eat, now that I have more control over it. 

Unfortunately, the downside of eating again is that my gastro esophageal reflex disease has decided to show its ugly face again. I have not had issues with it since High School. Sigh. I am trying hard to stick to things that are not acidic or too spicy. I think it is just my stomach is working over time to build up acids it has not needed to create for the last 4 months. My body is not enjoying that much. The last 3 nights, I have woken up in so much pain I was in tears. I even tried to nap while standing by learning my head on my arms against the bathroom counter. Laying down just made it all so much worse. Sigh. Tums will be my new best friend for a while. Hope it calms down soon! Fingers crossed. 

I will say, I have not been very active these last 2 weeks. I have however, been sleeping much more than usual. As much as I enjoy my freakish ability to live on very little sleep, I am also realizing I need to get better at sleeping more to maintain my health. Since setting my sleep goal a few weeks back, I have only failed to meet it once. :) All this sleeping though, means I have been going to bed earlier and getting up later, which means the gym has not been happening. I will do my best to get back into workout mode next week. Hey, I will be kicking it off with the Great San Francisco Santa 5K! I am really excited to be doing this race, even if I have to do it in a very warm Santa suit. 
I am totally loving my new fitbit. While I have to admit, I do not use the HR feature much, it is interesting to track. My favorite addition is the ability to track flights of stairs. I have been challenging myself to go more flights than the day before. Luckily, if you have seen my house, I have a great head start to my day just running up the 3 flights of stairs several times getting ready each morning. Also, I no longer take the escalator at BART, ever. I hardly feel it now. In fact, often times the stairs are much faster anyway. 

I spent some time this week going through my closet. I had already gotten rid of a ton of stuff that no longer fit. This week I tried every item on. Things I thought might still fit, did not. I got rid of 5 paper grocery bags full of clothes. It felt good to free up space in my closet, neatly hang the things that fit, and think about a small shopping trip in the near future. 

I have been thinking quite a bit about the next goal for myself. I think I have decided. When I hit -60 lbs. I will get a personal trainer for a few sessions. I want to work with someone to learn which exercises and machines are best for me and how to do them in proper form. I should be stepping up my weight training now and this will be a great way to ensure I am doing it right. This is an exciting reward. I am glad too because it will for sure better prepare me for the Insane Inflatable 5K I signed up for in April. :)

End of Week Stats:

Steps Taken Last Week: 46,302 steps
Steps Taken Total: 962,187 steps

Distance Walked Last Week20.1 miles
Distance Walked Total: 426.54 miles

Weight Lost Last Week2.1 pounds
Weight Lost Total: 52.2 pounds

Inches Lost Last Week: 4.75 inches
Inches Lost Total: 36.55 inches

BMI Decrease Last Week: 0
BMI Decrease Total: 8.9

This Week Compared to Week 1:

My Weekly Progress in Pictures:

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