Power of One Week 3 Check-in

Power of One Challenge
This week: +1.2 lbs
Challenge: -0.8
Overall: -27.6

Gah! I struggle with the days I don’t work. That’s it. I know this. And I can’t seem to change it. This week had 5 days where I wasn’t at work, so that was 5 days of bad choices.

This week I knew I was making bad choices, and made them anyway. I remember thinking things like, “Hey, didn’t I get some yummy apples from the fruit guy at work? Why don’t you have one of those?”, and then grabbing something else…something not nearly as healthy.

So, here’s the plan for this coming week. I’m going to track calories on the days I’m not at work. That means Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I’m not going to say that I have to limit anything…but usually tracking my calories is enough to make me think twice about what I’m eating.

But you know what? My exercise and water/no-pop drinking have stayed on track:

Exercise: Continued the EA Sports More Workouts 6-week Challenge on Thursday, Friday, and Tuesday. (I did Monday’s workout today…so that will count next week). I also hopped on the stationary bike at home to pedal about 24 miles on Sunday. Total of 201 minutes. (Not as impressive as last week, but still respectable, I think.)

Drinking: Made my goal of giving up Diet Coke (and other pop) for 2 weeks! I could have had some on Monday, but still haven’t. I’m at the point where I want my “first” one to be special. I don’t intend to give it up all together – I just want to develop a better relationship with it – I need to look at it as a treat, rather than the main thing that I drink.

Eating: Okay, so I said earlier that I made a lot of bad choices this week…consciously. But I also made good choices, and I want to make sure to honor those choices, too. On days I work at the office, I’ve been making really good choices – fruit with breakfast, fruit and veggies with lunch, and fruit or veggies for a mid-afternoon snack. In fact, I’m writing this while having carrots and hummus w/my lunch. If I can just transfer these decisions to my house, I’ll be doing pretty well.


  1. Brooke said,

    January 19, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    i think you are a super star on giving up cokes! seriously. you’re a better woman than i am!

    also, you know where your weaknesses are. didn’t GI Joe say that knowing was half the battle?

  2. christieo said,

    January 19, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    Girl half the battle is figuring out where things are the hardest and fixing it, and I think you got that covered now! So congrats on a great week and here’s to a great new week ahead!

  3. Tiffany said,

    January 20, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    Great job in knowing where things were difficult. Isn’t it crazy how we so many times do the opposite of what we know is good for us?!?! You are going to have a great coming week!

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