Thursday, October 22, 2009

Week 5 Results

Although I had a great weight loss this week and was down 3 lbs, I did not make my weight goal. Because I have kick-ass teammates that I'm playing with, they allowed me to take advantage of the . pass (even though I took it last week). We're definitely taking liberties with some of the rules of the game, but I can't spend too much time thinking about it. As one of my teammates very nicely pointed out, it's not like I'm not all out playing this thing.

I am so in this. And I don't think the weight appearing on the scale is an accurate reflection of that. But I'm so beyond using that as the most important measure of my success. That in and of itself feels great too.

To really try and boost the number on the scale, I was putting in double workouts for three days before weigh-in. I did cardio in the morning and weight training in the evening. This last week on the game is going to be very similar. And with an added challenge of my birthday, I'm really going to have to kick it up a notch.

This past week has proved to be really stressful. A major work challenge was thrown into the mix on Thursday, right about the same exact time I picked Meghan up from the airport and right when I was supposed to stop working for the rest of the day. I opted to take both Thursday & Friday afternoon so I could spend time with Meghan and just take time to relax. But life had different plans in store for me. As it turned out, I put in nearly 30 hours on Thursday & Friday alone.

I have spent the past seven days completely stressed, over-worked (like most of the people I work with) and anxious. Too much time working. But the great thing is that when I felt like I was getting to the breaking point, I stepped away from work and went to the gym! Upon waking up for the past four mornings, I chose to go to the gym instead of getting right onto my computer. I actually thought about how good orange chicken and diet coke would have tasted. How the old Molly would have normally walked right over to Panda Express and grabbed that shit, only feeling better temporarily, and beating herself up later.

So despite the fact that I didn't technically make my weight goal this week, I'm very proud that I've continued to make positive changes and altered bad habits. It makes celebrating my birthday tomorrow so much sweeter!


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