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Healthy Mama Challenge {Week 7}

healthy mama challengeOh I did not want to write this post.  I’ve had difficult weeks before where I barely lost any weight, but today I weighed in and I gained weight. A lot of weight.

Weight Gained

I weighed in this morning and since last Wednesday I have gained 5.6 pounds. Since beginning 7 weeks ago I have lost  3.0 pounds (1.7 %) overall. I have a few weight loss goals-

  • Get to a healthy BMI (8.0 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-pregnancy weight (10.0 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-marriage weight (15.0 pounds to go)
  • Total Weight Loss Goal {Get back to my ideal weight} (25.0 pounds to go)

I was not surprised.  My week was busy and stressful and I made poor choices.  I completed most of my workouts but I did miss boot camp on Monday because I was busy working on building the kids’ play kitchen over at my in-laws and I completely lost track of time.  On the other days I did work out as planned but my eating this week was all kinds of wrong.

I ate fried chicken, donuts, pizza, sausage, candy, cookies and more.  I just turned my mind off and did not count my calorie intake like I usually do.

But you know what?  Instead of beating myself up and feeling like a total failure I am choosing to extend myself some grace.  One of my favorite quotes from Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made to Crave is this:

one good choice quote

And so today I try to take small steps back to being on that path.  Yesterday I planned out the week’s meals and stocked up on some healthy options.  I’ve nothing on my schedule for the day so I’m staying home, hunkering down and watching each bite.  Once the kids are in bed tonight I’ll get in a good workout on the elliptical.  I’m making it easy for myself to make good choices today.

Anyone else have a bad week food-wise?  How do you pick yourself back up and keep going?

Mary Martha Mama