(Non) Weigh In | 9.20.10

Since I’m not weighing in again until October 11, I wanted to try to better identify the actions taken of this past week and how I FEEL I’m doing. Usually, the scale is my barometer for my mood and for how good (or bad) I feel about myself. There is so much more than the number on the scale though, and over this experiment of non-weighing, I’m going to try to take inventory to help me stop relying on a number on the scale to make me happy.

The good: Completed all 5 of my workouts for the week, all of my meals were on target with my program. Went shopping to pick up a few new work outfits and ALMOST everything I tried on fit.

The bad: Had a glass of wine on Friday night. Not that I’m beating myself up over it. Did I NEED it? No. But it was a good way to wind down a crazy week.

The ugly: My severe lack of sleep. Must do better this week.

Overall: Overall, I would rank this week as a 7/10. If I had gotten more sleep and left out the individual Donato’s no-dough pizza I grabbed in a pinch, it could have easily been an 8 or 9.

This week’s plan: This week I’m traveling for work: Miami and Tampa. I know my exercise won’t be 5/5 days, but I went to the gym today, and am going again tomorrow. I don’t get back home until Friday night (after 9pm), so my next formal workout after tomorrow will be Saturday with Trainer Rob. My biggest problems when traveling for work are 1) getting plenty of water, 2) getting plenty of sleep (hotels aren’t my favorite places to sleep), 3) Finding good-for-me and satisfying meal options. I’m packing some individual snack packs of nuts and some Atkins bars to eat pre-meals so I don’t overeat. Of course, if I can fit it in, I’ll go to the hotel gym, but my schedule is packed and I’m not really counting on being able to do that. The aim is to just do the best I can, and not stress out too much about less frequent exercise.

Black denim shirtdress from Lane Bryant, size 28

I need to get the pants hemmed and wear a smoothing cami under the sweater

I want to ask you: How did you do this past week? NOT ON THE SCALE, but with the choices you made?

  • http://laurakay428.blogspot.com Laura P

    Last week went pretty well for me. I made a few changes and feel great about them. I’ve recommitted myself to tracking my calories and making sure I drink water each day. We had some great family time this weekend and that was wonderful too. Now though I just need to work on making my health a priority rather than putting myself at the bottom of the pile. It seems to be kiddo, husband, pets, me. That needs to change!

    Love the outfits that you posted. Very cute. Love those pants and the sweater.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      That’s great Laura! The whole making yourself a priority is such a hard thing for some of us to do, but it’s essential for us to be successful in the long run.
      Glad you like the outfit! I was a little “woah, these pants are loud” but I need to get out of my black pants rut.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIM63DZX7ZLPPRF6VPZIQURDZY Heather Roebuck

    LOVE the black dress! Not that it matters much, but how tall are you? I cannot see the weight! You look great!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Thanks! I’m 5’10.

  • http://www.hello-gorgeous.me/ Karen (Hello Gorgeous)

    I think with the choices I make, many weeks are much worse than the scale shows for me. Simply because lately my eating has not been as balanced as it should have been. I am currently looking for a job, so I spend a lot of time sitting at the computer and watching TV. I haven’t been working out at all. I’m losing weight but I’m definitely not getting fit. I did sign up for a zumba class though and am on the wait list right now, so hopefully I will get in. It would start next week.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Karen- I’ve been in that spot before, and it’s tough! Even if you’re not “getting fit,” losing weight will help you when you do start a new workout program. I hope you get in to Zumba, it’s such a FUN workout!

  • Adrienne

    EMMIE! That black dress is awesome on you! it’s sooo slimming! i went straight to lb to buy it, but at $80, i can’t justify it. i’ll have to wait for a coupon. you look great!

    5/5 workouts is so great!!! congrats on getting that mastered!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Oh I had coupons for sure! I had them ring me up 2 separate transactions so I could use both!

  • http://www.kendrathroughthelookingglass.com Kendra

    I had a mixed week. I did really well with eating well but I didn’t work out this week and I had a bit too much wine on Saturday night, I’m not too fussed about it though.

  • http://www.thehealthylivingproject.com Denise

    This week I did really horribly. I was a carb junkie with no self-control (seriously. Five fudgecicles in one afternoon. FIVE!). After our vacation to Florida this next week my husband and I are going to hit things in a hardcore way. While we’re not using our vacation as an excuse to eat boatloads of crap, we will be eating a lot differently than we do at home.

    I’m a little worried, frankly. So fingers crossed that everyone is cool with me eating tacos without the shell and 345345 pieces of bacon for breakfast.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      *fingers crossed*

  • Tex In The City

    Love, love, love the dress! You look great! Did I mention that you look lovely in that dress?

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      LOL, thanks :)

  • http://twitter.com/chasingthenow maria patrick

    I LOVE that you are looking for new ways to judge your success! And I wouldn’t consider one glass of wine a bad thing, either. Everything in moderation! :)

    This was a pretty good week for me last week. I had one small binge, but got right back to it.

  • http://thejourneytofit.wordpress.com/ Danielle

    I did okay…
    The week as a whole was great. Saturday night’s 1/2 a churro and 5 teaspoons of chocolate ganache was not. Thankfully, it was just a one-off thing (I blame dinner out with friends!) and didn’t trigger a chain reaction of more bad behaviour. In fact, it probably did the exact opposite and reminded me how bad I feel when I’m not eating well.
    (I’m still hoping this week is better!)

  • Maia

    I’m stealing those pants. Just sayin’… You look great!! Last week was ok. One really bad night of french fries, but other than that pretty good!

  • http://amerrylife.com Mary (A Merry Life)

    I have to say… I freaking LOVE that dress. You look hot!

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