Friday, March 23, 2018

FFF: Two Months - Eight Weeks In!

It's been 8 weeks since Fit for Friday started. That's two months! Wow, what time has flown! 

This was a good week in general for me. I got to spend more time with Sir. Sir got fantastic news about the job. I gained three points in a skill I'm working on for sports (I need another 6.5 points for this skill, but still, progress!) I got to snowshoe for the first time. And I had a good weigh-in this morning.

Workouts: 3.5/7 -  Sports practice on Sunday and Thursday. Hour long hike last Friday. 2+ hour long hike on Saturday. Snowshoed yesterday.

Eating: 2/7 - This was a week with some extravagances. Saturday was St. Pat's so on my way home from work I picked up Shamrock Shakes and apple pies from McDonald's for Sir and me as a surprise treat. Sunday, Sir took us to Five Guys for date night, then we came home and watched the new Ghostbusters with some ale. Did you know they now have shakes at Five Guys? We got more shakes! Then of course on Wednesday we had our Booze n Brownies extravaganza. The other four days I ate at or below maintenance, and one day I even had over 200 calories left over. It all balanced out because...

Weight: Down 1.6 lbs! 😊 (I'm lower than I was last week, so I guess it wasn't dehydration after all! I'm counting it! I did actually lose 2 lbs last week somehow, haha.) Since FFF started two months ago, I am down 3.6 lbs. I'm down 12.6 lbs since last year. I would like to see more progress, but I am happy with this. I have another 25 lbs to go to get to my first "goal" weight. Which is really a check-in and evaluate weight: Stop here, lose more? Tone up and gain weight/muscle? The problem for me is the holidays it seems. I do pretty well, then holidays happen. Myfitnesspal has a nifty chart that can show you your ups and downs, if you record them!

Stress: 😏 I think I'm doing a little better this week. But having time off on a random Wednesday probably helped. I also did my nails green for St. Pat's day. Taking care of feminine things like that always make me feel better about myself and definitely help with de-stressing. Its maybe an hour out of my week where I pamper myself. And since I'm doing it myself, I don't feel guilty about money, though I'd love to get professional manicures/pedicures.

Starting to chip after a week, but still looking pretty good!

Decluttering: Absolutely not. This is my struggle now that I'm back at work. I can barely keep my house afloat; the bare minimums of dishes and clutter in the living room is too much for me to keep up with on a regular basis. I try when I have nights off, or a day off, but with work, the commute, sports, and the "rest" of my life... this is where I compensate I guess.

Sleep: 4.5/7 I do feel a little more rested this week than last week. 3 days with more than 8 hours. 3 days with over 7 hours. One day at about 5.5 hours (last night, haha). My "sleep debt" is at -45 minutes right now. Last week at this time it was about -5 hours. Which may explain the tiredness I felt last week and the fact that I feel pretty okay right now (Though I do want to go to bed early tonight; tomorrow is another 5:30 AM wakeup).

How are you guys doing after two months? Are you happier? Is your home less cluttered? Are you less stressed? Are you working out more? Are you eating better? Are you getting more quality sleep?

Charting has really helped me think about these, and I think improved me working on them.


  1. Hi Lea, so happy to read this, you have been doing so well with your goals and woo hoo on the weight loss! Sounds like a wonderful week all round, especially with the great job news :)


    1. Thank you Roz. I am trying really hard, but I tend to go up and down, like most folks! We are so psyched about his job news!!

  2. Fabulous Lea, you are doing so well. Its amazing we are all still here at the 8 week mark. I must say I am feeling much much better in myself and doing a heap more exercise than before. all thanks to the lovely Fondles.
    Hugs Lindy xx

    1. All i did was put the thought out there. YOU GUYS ARE THE REAL CHAMPIONS HERE!

    2. Thank you Lindy. I feel pretty good this week, but I have my ups and downs. I'm so glad that you're feeling better about yourself too.

      And thank you Fondles. Yes, we're doing the work, but you gave us the push!

  3. You are really doing fabulously. I'm doing somewhat better, but not nearly as well as you are, nor as well as I'd planned. Sigh... But thanks for being a great role model!

    1. Thanks Olivia. I am stunned that folks find me someone to look towards.

      I think all that matters is that each day, you are better than you were the day before, right? I'm not doing as well as I want to, or as well as I planned. If I was where I planned, I'd have lost an additional 4.5 lbs at this time! But all that matters is that I'm better than I was before, right? And you too!

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    1. Thank you, Ancilla. You're doing fantastically as well!

  5. I'm so glad your weight loss last week WASN'T just water weight! It's great that you're continuing to lose some more :) Those exercise numbers are really good. I'm nowhere as committed!

    1. Me too! I try to remember that this is about my whole self, not just the number on the scale. I am sleeping better. I am more fit, even if the numbers aren't moving as much. I am doing things to relax too.

      I think you're doing fantastic. I think we all are harder on ourselves than we need be!


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