Friday, February 08, 2013

Crocheting My Life Back: Update 4

The Statistics
Current Weight: 297
Weekly Loss/Total Loss: -1/-3

Squares Allowed: 5
Squares Completed: 0

Thoughts on my weekly change
Honestly... I'm disappointed.

I'm really disappointed.

I'm disappointed in myself and in the scale. While I am getting ready, in about an hour, to go do the kabillion flights of stairs with my friend, we did not get to do them earlier in the week. Her son got sick and she left - and I got lazy and allowed interruptions in my day to interrupt my goals.

I did do much better on drinking my water at home rather than choosing the lemonade mix (I really like that stuff). I did do some bits of exercise at home - such as 5 minutes here and there. I do them in bursts as a way to get up and moving from my yarn addiction. I was happy with that but again - like last week, I could have done so much more.

Why I'm disappointed in the scale is that I set Friday aside as the day to share on my blog - and yesterday, I was a pound less. Today, I'm not. Granted, I am a pound less than last week BUT I would have been 2 pounds if I had weighed in officially yesterday.

I really just need to get my arse in gear.

I did do better with food. I am currently at a place where food is just "blah" - I don't like having to set aside time to eat, let alone prepare it. So, the fact that I forced myself through that feeling and did it anyway is a big step. I fight with depression and I know that right now I'm having quite the tug-of-war with myself and my emotions. It will get better - and honestly, I know that if I continue to have these small wins, it will get better - my depression always seems to improve as I feel better about myself - there is a definite negative correlation between my depression and my weight. When I am healthier, I am much less likely to be depressed.

So... I am happy that I'm a pound down. I will admit - I wish it were more, but at this point, I'll take what I can get, right?

Things I have changed in the last week
Well... I think I went into this last week with a pretty bad outlook on where I was. I had a list to change and I think I did somewhat ok with it. More exercise is where I failed.

So what did I do:
- I didn't do the stairs like I thought I was. I lost my gung-ho nature soon after looking at the stairs
- I STILL didn't get those cards. *sigh*
- I did watch my water intake
- I did eat pretty good on my dinner out with the Man for his birthday and with the ladies on my day out yesterday
- I did splurge on cake last night *cringes*
- I did get up and move several times at home which included a lot of running in place and jumping jacks.

Things I want to do next week
A'right - next week.

First, I don't know of any celebratory stuff I need to worry about as far as things that would bring whole cakes into my house. I know I will most likely eat out on the 14th simply because my kids have their first Scholastic Bowl meet with 2 other schools that day. The Man and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day... so, the only thing that would push us out to eat is the kid's needing to catch a quick meal. But I can tell ya one thing - I don't eat fast food so I know it won't be that (at least for me it won't!)

I want to do the stairs more (at least twice, if not three times) and I really want to get to wear I'm only drinking water outside of 8 ounces of milk in the morning.

Other that that, I just want to keep making good decisions.

Picture Time
No pictures this week as I haven't hit a 10 pound milestone.

Responsing to Last Week's Comments
Again, I just want to tell those who read and comment than I really appreciate your support.

If you are doing a crafting for fitness challenge (regardless of how you are using crafting to represent your health), please post a link to your latest update in the Mr. Linky.  We can support eachother!!!!


Sara - momwithahook said...

Hi Cris. I finally got around to choosing a project to work on. I'm trying to change my focus which for me is related to my heart so I decided to crochet hearts. Not sure what I will do with them at the end of the project but I'm sure I will think of something.

Cris said...

Excellent! If you are ever in need of a heart pattern - I make the 6: heart squares. My intent, in the end is to donate those. They are really cute!

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