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Accountability for Weight Loss Check-In September 7, 2020
It has been a great, but exhausting week!
Last week was my first week at my new job, and waking up earlier to get things done. It’s amazing how different I feel waking up when the sun is shining versus when it’s still dark out! But– I did it!
I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes because you get up much earlier than 6am, but I’ve spent the last several months getting up naturally with my dogs at about 7am. It is WILD to me how much of a difference it makes. I have definitely been going to bed earlier.
I think I am going to continue to wake up at 6am, so I can try to get as much as possible done before I get my work day started. I am so much more productive in the morning, so having an extra hour really helps!
My new job has been great and I am so excited for what is to come with this opportunity. Everyone was very warm, welcoming, and willing to help. I am really hopeful that this will be a company I stay with for a long time!
I am proud to say that I was published in two different publications this week. Most of my posts that I publish here, I also publish on Medium. An article I wrote was featured in one of their publications, Better Programming and I was also featured in GirlCode. It definitely made me feel pretty cool!
Another exciting thing that happened this week is that I decided to get a new mattress. It is funny the things that become exciting as we get a little older.
My old mattress was using was approaching its end (I’ve had it for close to 7 years), and I decided to splurge on an adjustable bed. I’ve been thinking about getting a new mattress for a while and read that the summer holidays are the best time to buy. I got a great deal and 2 years financing with no interest! Thank you to Mattress Firm on Glenwood Avenue and Talos for their help!
Last night was my first night sleeping in it and I loved it! My lower back has been hurting me and having the ability to adjust the end of the bed so my back is supported is awesome.
Finally, I am excited to say that I paid off my car! Outside of my mattress, I am debt-free again.
Accountability for Weight Loss: Weekly Weight Average & Goals
My weight is up about 2 pounds since I have been writing this blog. I am not thrilled, but 2 pounds is really not a big deal. It seems like a bigger deal to me because it took me an entire year to lose 10 pounds.
I am continuing to reverse diet, which is probably going to generate a few extra pounds because I’m eating more. For me, I need to focus on my measurements and how my clothes fit to stay motivated and sane.
Weekly Weight Average: 145lbs
Last Week’s Goal: Wake up at 6am Monday thru Friday.
Accountability for Weight Loss: Monthly Stats
For better or worse, my measurements have remained the same over the last 3 months. There’s not a ton of difference between my photos from last month, other than I have a tan.
In addition to taking my pictures and measurements, I also try on shorts and pants that I bought a few months ago to make sure that they still fit.
Next Week’s Goal: In bed by 9pm.
Daily Macro Goals
Total Daily Calories: 1,720 calories
My lower back has been hurting me and I think it might be due to running, so I am going to pivot on my workouts and get back to lifting weights.