I decided not to do weekly posts for my weight loss. I may post about how it is going, but I won't give updates on how much I've lost weekly. I think I'll do that monthly. This week was rough. After losing over 7 pounds the first week (mainly water weight), I was stuck the entire week at the same weight as I was when I weighed in on Monday. I counted calories and I worked out every day. I even ended up "upping" my game and added more time to my work out and started running some of it. I was still stuck. Then, since we hadn't ordered out for 2 weeks, I told Mike that we could order pizza yesterday. We are going more for a lifestyle change than a diet, so we decided that it is alright to have good food every once in awhile. Well, I weighed myself this morning and was up 2 pounds. Boo. :/ Today we were out shopping and decided go to our favorite Mexican restaurant. Bad idea...I know, but it was yummy. I did choose chicken in my tacos instead of beef. That's a healthier choice. :)
|Oh...and I had a large margarita! ;)|
I wanted to share with you some new items I've purchased or received recently to help me with my new lifestyle change.
Item #1: A couple weeks ago I posted about having to replace our treadmill. Well, here is the replacement. I think it is pretty great for only being $500. My Saucony's left yellow on the walking belt. :( Stupid shoes.
|Dick's Sporting Goods: Proform ZT4|
Item #2: My SIL and her boyfriend got me a rocket blender for my birthday. I loved it at first. I was looking to buy my hubby one because he wants smoothies for breakfast too, and I found it online. I noticed that the rating was pretty bad, so I decided to read the reviews. They were not good. One said that the gasket came off and got shredded in the smoothie. The person ended up starting to eat it because he/she thought it was chunks of fruit. Eew. My gasket came off the other day, but I caught it before it got shredded up inside my smoothie. The blender still works, but leaks a little bit. I may return it. I bought Mike one before my gasket came off. I will keep using mine until something else goes wrong with it. Kohl's has a great return policy, so if I want, I can return it and get something else. I'm not sure what we will do with Mike's. We may return his and get something better.
|Kohl's: Bella Sport Rocket Blender|
Item #3: Like I mentioned earlier, I started running some. All of my athletic shoes are a little tight and uncomfortable. My toe is incredibly close to the end and the width seems to be a little snug on my Saucony's that I've been using. My Nike shoes that I got last year are also really small even though they are the size that I've always worn. They felt fine when I tried them on, but my toe is also close to the end. I should have returned them, but I never did.
My hubby also needed new shoes, so we went to Shoe Carnival earlier today. He found some New Balance shoes and I finally found some Nike's that felt wonderful on my feet. My toe is not at the end, the width is perfect, and the heel doesn't slip off when I walk. They also have great support. They didn't have the black/red/blue pair in a size 9, so I got the grey/pink/blue pair. I can't wait to wear them for my walk/run tomorrow morning!
|Shoe Carnival: Nike Reax Run 8|
I am enjoying being healthier overall. I really do feel better. If only we could be as disciplined on the weekends as we are on the weekdays!