I weighed in at 122.5, which is down 0.5 from last week. I increased my calories a bit this week, and my average daily calorie intake ended up being 1,837. I may try increasing a little more this week, to about 1,900 per day, and see what happens.
Last week, a few people asked for me to post a new photo, since this is an all-time low weight for me. I had Jerry take a few pictures today. Here is a new comparison from my heaviest:
|253 versus 133|
Those are size 1 jeans! Crazy, right? I thought it would be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison of me at goal weight (133) versus 10 pounds below goal (122.5). Not a huge difference, but the jeans in the picture from 10 pounds ago are now too big to wear, so it is definitely noticeable in my clothes. Like I said last week, though, I always imagined 120-something would be "too thin" for me, because I just couldn't imagine being that small. But now that I'm here, I don't think I look bad at all!
|133 versus 122.5|
This week was a little unusual as far as exercise goes. I hurt my knee on Sunday, and I haven't run since (it's still a little stiff, and I want to make sure it's good before I run again--maybe tomorrow, but most likely Friday). So, over the last week, I've only run three times instead of five.
|Saturday's heart rate was incorrect--my HR strap needed cleaning!|
Also on Sunday, my Fitbit's battery went dead sometime during my long run. I haven't yet replaced it, so I don't have any idea about whether I've gotten in my 7,000+ steps per day goal. I keep forgetting to buy a new battery! I'll try and get one tomorrow.
As far as my other long term goals, I did stay binge-free--today is Day 196!! And I made a new recipe this week. This one was 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken Sauce:
This recipe got the thumbs down from Eli and me, but Jerry and Noah both liked it. I didn't make the chicken with breading (instead, I just cut up the chicken and put it in the crock pot with the ingredients for the sauce). Jerry liked it enough that I would probably make it again for his lunches for work.
I don't have time to write much today. We are meeting a friend of mine and his family for dinner tonight. He's a health teacher for high school freshmen, and he asked me to go speak to his class about being active and that you don't have to be thin to get involved with sports (I guess he has a lot of overweight girls in his classes that he hopes to inspire). I'll be spending the day at high school tomorrow, so it should be interesting ;) I'm nervous, though! I'm old enough to be a parent to those kids, haha. Anyway, tonight we are going to meet for dinner to discuss the plan for tomorrow.
Thanks for the nice comments on Facebook and Instagram about my new comparison photo! It feels good to be back at this place where I feel in control and happy. xo