Food - I did ok.. that is until Friday and yesterday. Friday I went out and ate Chinese food. And every single time I do that, I gain about 3-4 pounds (probably because of the sodium). Then yesterday Mr. Skinny Geek and I imbibed just a bit too much. No regrets though. It's been a rough week. Just gotta pick up and move on past the 3 glasses of wine and 2 beers. Today back on track with the food. Next weekend will be a challenge with eating out but I'll try to do my best. No way am I not going to NOLA and not eating a beignet though.
Exercise - I did better with that than the food at least. Even on the Icy days, I still manged to get the elliptical done at home or walking when everything thawed. Streak is still going strong even though I really, REALLY wanted to skip it on Friday. I'm glad that I didn't.
Tuesday - 31 minutes walking
Wednesday - 42 minutes walking
Thursday - 65 minutes elliptical; 20 minutes weights
Friday - 22 minutes walking
Saturday - 50 minutes elliptical
Sunday - 44 minutes walking
16.88 miles this week. Down less than 2 from last week.
The challenge with the streak is going to come next Saturday. We decided not to stay overnight in NOLA on Friday. We are only staying the Saturday night. But that morning we are going to get up and leave our house by around 6am so we can get there early, eat breakfast at Cafe Du Monde and then get in line and ready for the con. Maybe while we are in line, I can get Chris to hold my spot and I can walk up and down the length of the Convention Center or something. It's either that or get up and do it around 4am.
Overall with the streak, I have to say that I am really glad that I am doing it. It's gotten me back in the mindset that exercise can be squeezed in no matter what and I have to say that physically I just "feel" better. I'm planning on taking measurements this coming Wednesday. I'm pretty sure I feel skinnier. I was in a nightgown last night that was normally too tight and it felt loose in the ribcage area. Sorry, no pics there even though it can actually qualify for a NSV. :) A girl has to have some modesty!
So I totally forgot to do measurements at the beginning of the month. But judging by the whole suckfest that was the month of December, I'm pretty sure I went up in measurements anyway. So this week when I take them, I will post the difference (if there is any).
I started January at 193 and ended up at 186.2, so I am THRILLED with that. 6.8 pounds down. Not too shabby!
This post is getting quite long and I guess that's really all I have with the recap stuff. I'll leave you with 2 cat extremes. Doyle being super gross and Oz being super cute (for once!)