Well I feel like I pretty much failed this week at making any improvements to my health. That's my overall feeling, but let me detail how I did with this week's goals.
stay gluten free: nope, had gluten a few times
little to no added sugar or artificial sweeteners: pretty good with this
eat a fruit and/or vegetable with every meal: still not always getting them in at breakfast. Fruit is easier than veggies. Well, not really, but it's a habit.
stop all fried foods: I had French fries one time this week.
do some kind of exercise at least 20 minutes 6 days/week: fail. I walked (1-2 miles) 3 days.
drink more water: pretty good on this.
Weight today is 247, up a pound. This is going in the wrong direction.
On a positive note, I think less about food than I used to. I am not caving in to my cravings as often. This is not due to any magical surge in willpower but probably more likely because I am tired and don't care enough to make a store run to get what I crave. I also don't crave as much when I am not eating chips and bakery junk and candy.
So my goals for this week are pretty much to do better at my goals from last week. I feel more positive and energized this morning so maybe this is the week I will really start working it and seeing results. I am going on a mini vacation, leaving later this week and coming back next Monday (thank goodness because it has been like 5 months since I got out of town for a few days, and I need it!). So my next weigh in will be on the following Tuesday. Having a weigh in right after a trip is usually not something I like to do, but I made a commitment to report my weight here weekly so that's what I'm going to do. There will be a lot of opportunities for walking and hiking in nature on this trip, so I will take advantage of that and take some photos to share when I get back.
Basically I physically feel sluggish a lot of the time (achy joints and tired and find it harder to move) so I need to start getting something done about the weight. I miss the freedom of movement I had when I was thinner. I will figure out what I am going to eat this week and on vacation and blog about it sometime in the next couple of days. I do want to succeed. I don't know why I have not been working harder at this, but I do know I will keep trying!
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