This is the first weekend in a while that I haven’t ended up with a sugar hangover, and I think I’ve pinpointed the problem! As I said in my Friday Favorites from this week, the mister and I love to go to the movies. But that means snacks and treats. That’s not bad in itself, but when you pair a little candy and popcorn with 32 oz of sugar-filled Coke Icee, then you might have a problem brewing. When we went to a movie this Saturday, I skipped the Icee in favor of a Coke Zero and had no sugar hangover this morning.
This week was the last of our 4-Week Challenge workouts. Every single one was a killer. But that meant results. And we certainly got results! I wasn’t the only one to gain a little back last week. Yesterday morning showed a loss of everything we had gained plus a bit more. Progress!
I also had a small non-scale victory this week when one of our suppliers brought in mini-bundt cakes for my mom and me at the office. Normally, I would have been all over those babies, especially since one was a pumpkin spice cake (the other was red velvet). But, aside from them smelling lovely, I wasn’t actually tempted to eat one. I had no regrets when my mom suggested that we give them to the office next door to ours. Luckily, she is also following a similar plan to ours, so I didn’t have to watch her eat one. That might have been too much.
I don’t have anything bad to report this week, but I did have a few revelations! I realized that since we have given up a good amount of sugar in our diet, I don’t crave it nearly as much as I used to. For a while there, I had a hard time walking past doughnuts at the grocery store. Or the candy aisle. Or the cookie aisle. At this point, I don’t even look at them anymore.
We do all of our weekend grocery shopping on Sunday morning after putting together our weekly menu. This morning, I realized that our shopping trips have become very streamlined. There is a huge section of the store that we just completely bypass at this point. Cookies, crackers, snacks, chips, cereals, bread, bakery…we just breeze on past. The only reason we go down the soda aisles anymore is to get diet lemonade and to hit the gift card stand (we get double gas points on gift cards, so we buy them for the days we eat out).
It was interesting to realize that our shopping habits have changed so drastically. We used to do most of our shopping in the middle of the store, now most of our shopping is limited to the perimeter: produce, meat, dairy, frozen. It’s an interesting shift!
So what were my results this weekend? Promising!
Weight: 279.5 | -1.2 | Total since 10/1/17: -3.9
Body Fat %: 55.2 | -0.1 | Total since 10/1/17: +/- 0
BMI: 47.9 | -0.2 | Total since 10/1/17: -0.7
Bust: 55.5″ | -0.5″
Waist: 51″ | -1.25″
Hips: 57.75″ | -0.75″
R. Thigh: 27″ | +/- 0″
R. Calf: 17″ | +/- 0″
R. Bicep: 14.5″ | +/- 0″
I had a total, overall inch loss of 4.25″, quite worth the work I’ve put in over the past month. Here’s hoping next month’s measurements are even better!