My Journey to a Healthy Me, Days 244-254

Well, it has been too long since I blogged. I won’t lie, August was a bit of a struggle. It was mostly emotional. I struggled hard with the mental game. Even when I was coming out of it, I dropped back into nasty emotional feelings.

Now though, I am coming back out of the mental fog. With the mental struggle, other aspects of my goals suffered some.

My food stayed keto! I may have had a few (maybe even more then a few) days over overeating, but each day I kept it keto. I think one day I was slightly higher carbs because I didn’t calculate it correctly until after I ate. Not too big of a deal though. So #1 this stayed mostly on track.

My exercise did not however. I had my arm injury to deal with. That prevented me from bowling, and starting on the body weight workouts I wanted to get done. The mental struggles made it that much easier for me to give in, and not workout. A few days I did try to push on. One particularly bad day, I still made myself do some squats while I was cooking food in the oven. Eventually, my arm felt much better. I am back bowling now, and pain free. I am still babying my arm a bit. I don’t want to stress it out too much. I have done some of the body weight workouts I wanted to start with, and my arm seemed fine with those. Of course, I haven’t been on point this week with workouts. Still trying to get myself adjusted to the schedule of getting my son to school.

Probably one of the worst goals to mess up, is my sleep. Which I have done multiple times over this last month. Even last night, I was going to bed after 1 am. This is a no go when I have to be up at 7 am. I get too tired to want to do anything. It just creates a poor situation to start the day off with.

All that happening, and technically, I still lost weight. 🙂 Only 5.3 lbs this last month. Mostly these last couple of weeks really. During my struggles, I gained some weight back. Just like a couple of pounds.

Now for some Power of Positivity

It hasn’t all been bad news this last month.

First off, I am now down 89 lbs since January 1st of this year. I weighed in yesterday at 275.8 lbs. I was trying to have a goal to get to 100 lbs down by my birthday (November 2nd). I should be able to crush that goal.

Since I will crush that 100 lbs gone before my birthday, I have been thinking of a new goal today. My official lowest weight ever (at least pretty much adulthood), is 257 lbs. I got to that weight in October 8th, 2014. I was 225 lbs though pretty much all of middle school. My new goal, is to see if I can get lower then 257 lbs before the beginning of next year. That basically gives me 3 months to drop 18.8 lbs. Who knows, maybe I can completely crush that number too, and hit my middle school weight.

People have been noticing more. It is time for the winter bowling leagues to start back up. Some people I haven’t seen in a couple of months. They have noticed a different. My son is in 2nd grade this year. He still sees his old kindergarten teacher from time to time. She saw me at the beginning of this school year. She told me that she barley even recognized me. she was amazed.

The jeans, I still had from when I was this low before, are feeling a lot looser. I feel like I need to go get a new pair of jeans soon. I am fitting into some of my smaller shirts that I saved.

Overall, despite the mental struggle last month, I am feeling great.

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