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Measure-In Monday | Week #3

Wooo!!!! Another week down in the books! As most of you know it’s been a busy time in our neck of the woods!

Between moving out of The Place We Do Not Speak of, and moving into this cute and quaint house, getting furniture, filling out paperwork, and doing the whole Super Mom thing, I haven’t had time for much social media or even my own hobbies!

The one thing I’m happy about is that I’ve been physically moving my body a lot more throughout the day! We have stairs too, so you can bet I’ve been going up and down multiple times a day – imagine being very forgetful and blanking on why you went upstairs, only to go downstairs again and remembering! Yeah, that’s a thing!

I still haven’t managed to find my tape measure so I don’t really have an accurate set of numbers to share, but I have a feeling it’s within an inch overall loss (and hopefully a bit of muscle gain with all the lifting and moving I’ve been doing lol).

Until next week, catch y’all later!

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Measure-In Monday | Week #3

I have some good news, and some bad news! Let’s start with the bad because why not?

Ok so if I haven’t mentioned it enough, my husband and I have finally signed a lease for a much bigger place, which means we’ve been in the process of packing. The only things not packed and/or already in the truck are bigger furniture pieces and the essentials. You know, bathroom stuff, food, some clothes.

Unfortunately I made the rookie mistake of packing away my tape measure… I know, I know. How could you, Raine? HOW??

Idk, mom brain, I guess?

But here comes the good news! I’ve lost .4 lbs since last week. So in a way, it’s still a measure in. It doesn’t seem like much but we’re going for slow and lasting results.

Anywho I’ve got a bit more to do here before we’re ready to dip out of this place so I’ll catch you guys next Monday!

Measure-In Monday | Week #2

Well, folks, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I lost 2 and a half inches all over… the bad news is I didn’t reach my daily water intake last week, so this week, I’m sticking with that as my goal until I can manage an entire week without missing a day!

Last week was a trial, given the stuff going on with the house we’re currently in, and moving within the next week. It’s been stressful!

But my husband and I had our anniversary yesterday, so we went to this restaurant in the town we’re moving to. It was so good! I got this veggie filled cajun alfredo with blackened chicken, and my husband got a classic chicken fried steak. Our eldest ended up with this huge mac n cheese burger!

A few bites in and I was filled to the brim! Obviously I took the rest home for leftovers lol

This week is going to be heavy on the packing so I probably won’t upload my workouts, but I assure you, they are getting done! Until next time!

Measure-In Monday | #1

That’s right folks, if you missed my last post on reverse dieting you might be surprised to see the good ol’ measure in mondays are back!! This is the first of many, and I hope I can keep this up! Drop some motivation in the comments to keep me accountable!

I haven’t measured my fat at all in quite awhile, so I was floored to see the inches I had packed on. It was a punch in the gut. Sure, I noticed my clothes were tighter, I had a lot more pain days than good ones, I even noticed jowels on my face. I’m not even 30, so I definitely shouldn’t have skin hanging off of my jaws. Daisy, the double chin, is back as well, someone I haven’t seen in quite some time.

I won’t keep you waiting. Below are my measurements and goal for this week:

I don’t want to start my deficit just yet, mostly because I’m worried my body will react badly so for now I’m sticking to 1,800 kcal per day, and working out 3-4 times each week.

Speaking of workouts, my hope is to do a 20 minute interval workout today followed by a couple of weighted shoulder-centric exercises.

Wednesday we’ll be doing a ton of walking, so I’ll stick to a simple, light lower body workout.

Friday I’m hoping to implement some different moves for an interval workout and a little bit of back strengthening yoga.

As mentioned, I’m not going into a deficit but I still need to have a goal, so this week I’m going to focus on getting my daily fix of that lovely liquid, H2O!

Here’s to hoping for a productive and successful week! What are your goals this week? Let me know down below!

Another food battle

I guess this isn’t so much a battle as a personal issue in my work to repair my relationship with food, but I digress.

Today, my husband and I were debating where to get food for dinner. My first thought was Panda Express, but since it was only him going, I knew the ordering of food would be… eh, difficult? I think that’s the simplest way to put it without sounding like a complete jackass.

So I was like, ok how about Subway instead? After an interesting exchange about the stereotypes of women not being able to make up their minds with food, we landed on that second choice of Subway.

I got a spicy Italian (something I haven’t had in years, but I had a hankering for it), with lettuce, bell peppers, and strangely enough, red onions. Why is it strange, you might ask unless you literally could not care less? Well, I’m not overly fond of any type of onion, let alone in sandwiches but for some reason, I just really wanted red freakin’ onions!

My husband got home, we ate our sandwiches (I added some of my sliced jalapenos from the fridge) while watching another episode of Dexter (*spoiler alert* the one where Miguel cheats on his wife with LaGuerta). After we finished our sandwiches, my husband mentioned he bought some chocolate chip cookies too.

Here’s the thing. Last night on snapchat, my friend posted her freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies. I could practically taste them, and I don’t even like sweets. My husband is the cookie monster in this household!

So I had an inner debate on whether or not I should take one. I was full, so I didn’t need it. But that craving from last night could be satisfied still, right? The extra calories might not be worth it though…

After the back and forth, I decided to take one. I bit into it’s chewy exterior and savored the flavor of… soap. Why did my chocolate chip cookie taste like something I’d wash my dishes with?

I relayed the thought to my husband, who found no issue with his own cookie, and couldn’t help feel disappointed, and confused.

Was this a sign that I shouldn’t have taken a cookie? Were my taste buds mixing signals? Was my medication affecting taste now, too? Ever since starting, I’ve definitely noticed a difference in what I gravitate towards with my food.

Hopefully I can take the next couple of weeks to reflect and answer those questions, to pay attention to my emotions and thought processes when I eat. Maybe then I’ll be able to shut down the negative feelings. A girl can hope!