Weekly Update- Week 4
Hello everyone, this is week four of my New Year’s Resolution to lose weight. It’s not been an easy journey so far, but no one promised that losing weight would be easy! I have in total lost 3.2 pounds, which is 0.8 pounds below my goal. I’m reconsidering my calorie goals, going from 1500/ day to 1400/ day, but what I really think I need to do is establish a more consistent exercise routine. I gained back a little this week, but I’m not going to give up!
Snow day ruined gym plans, but I made it on Monday to see how it was and I did do some exercise on Tuesday. I definitely need to make it more often, but the free gym on campus (where I went) is always packed, so I find it very intimidating.
SNOW DAY! So, this was great for my productivity. I got some school work done and I got some blogging done, but it wasn’t so great because I had planned to go check out the campus gym after class today. That did not work out. So, I’m going to go on Monday. I have a 3-hour break between two classes, so I should have time to go then! I went just over my calorie goal by a smidge, but not too much.
Oh, Saturday, you’re out to get me! Just kidding. Went way over my calorie goal, but had a fabulous time at dinner with my husband then went to a comedy show at the local opera house. I think I ruined my entire week though. We’ll see how this goes.
Woke up with a lot on my mind. I have way too much work to do. I had brunch with my mother in law anyways, and had a reasonable amount of calories. Spent most of the day afterwards working on school stuff. Ended up going over my calorie goal by 300. Ugh. 😦
Busy day! Did end up going to check out the gym, but it was a lot like I would imagine that it would be. Crowded and busy. Although, the equipment seemed relatively well cared for. It turns out- I needed to bring my own lock and it hadn’t occurred to me that I might need one, so I didn’t end up working out. Ended up eating slightly below my calorie goal.
I did end up working out today! Yay! Did 45 minutes of fairly intense cardio. Was under my calorie goal by about 200.
Long day, but ate 400 calories below my calorie goal.
Finally, a short day. Followed my diet today. Pretty pleased about the last few days.
Had a special lunch today with my mentor that included other students and their mentors. I even won a gift certificate for a free brunch! Chinese class, then Chinese language table. At language table today we got to have jiao zi, which are dumplings. They were delicious. Exhausted by the time I got home and took a 3-hour nap! Ended up slightly below my calorie goal. But reconsidering my calorie goals due to weight gain.