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Wednesday Check-In: Power of One #2

Power of One ChallengeI am not going to lie. My first week of this challenge had absolutely no power. None whatsoever. *Sigh* A disappointing start to the New Year and new challenge. My pain levels were absolutely crazy this weekend and when I flare like that I have absolutely no willpower and seek comfort in food – namely anything sweet or fattening (like nachos…yum…nachos). A trait that I really do not like about myself that I really want to get under control.

So while last week I said that I was going to pack up the scale, I pulled it out this morning to give myself a kick in the pants and sure enough I had gained. I am up to 126.2 while I’m not going to hate myself for it (I’m still well within my goal range of staying between 125-128), I don’t want to let the trend continue. My trusty scale also gave me my body percentages: 29% body fat (yuck!!!), 51.8 % H2O, 6.3% bone density and my BMI is 21.6.

So this week starts a new week and a new determination to find the power within myself to make healthy choices and develop healthy habits. I want to be a role model for my daughter as she is going through the copy-everything-mommy-does phase and she wants whatever I am eating or drinking so I want to be able to offer her healthy foods. So here is my goal rundown (I didn’t have time to do my measurements this morning):

Here are my goals for the challenge:

  1. Hit the gym on my lunch break at least 3 days a week. So far not good do to pain levels but I’m going to! I promise!
  2. Remove all soda from my diet instead replacing it with water and other healthy drinks. I think I lasted 1 day this past week. I’ve decided that going cold turkey never works for me so I am going to strive to decline first then omit completely. So I will have 1 a day (in the morning) then I’m done for the day. We’ll see if I have better results!
  3. Prepare dinner at home at least 4 nights a week, trying a new recipe at least once. Didn’t do well last week but I’ve got meals planned for the next week! Tonight, beef brisket with rice and veggies. Tomorrow, vegetable soup made from leftover beef (here is the recipe I am using). Friday, spaghetti with salad.This weekend I will sit down and plan next week!
  4. Lose at least 5 inches overall throughout the course of the challenge. TBD

This challenge is doing weekly projects again which I love! Here is the link to the first half of the project which had us look back at our letters to ourselves we wrote last year to our 2011 selves! It was so eye-opening!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Tirah

    I’m sorry you’ve been having a lot of pain this weekend. That isn’t fun at all. You have some great goals set out in front of you and I know you will do awesome. You are an awesome Mom and your daughter already knows that and loves you for it.

    p.s. nachos are my weakness too.

    January 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    • Reply Jamee

      Thanks for the encouragement Tirah! It helps my spirit so much!

      January 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    hey i think going 1 day without one is a good start! i’m struggling too, but as long as we’re trying that counts for something.

    January 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    • Reply Jamee

      Its so hard! But it helps knowing that I’ve got support!

      January 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Bari

    Sorry about the pain levels this week, but I’m sure you will be able to work through it. Awesome job on the meal planning. I’m trying to do the same thing, if for no other reason than to deal with the “what’s for dinner?” question every night.

    January 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Jamee

      That is definitely a perk! I am tired of having the “what’s for dinner – i dunno – what are you in the mood for?” conversation with the husband!

      January 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm
      • Reply Nadine

        I laughed out loud when I read this — so happens at my house too! Planning meals makes it SO much easier to deal with…oh, you’re not in the mood for that? Sorry!!

        January 6, 2011 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Tami Q

    I understand the whole pop issue. I gave it up and I know you’ll get there! Water tastes so much better when it doesn’t have to follow behind the pop.

    January 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Hang in there. It is hard when the pain can be so unpredictable. Good for you that you are giving yourself grace and not beating yourself up. Great goals too!

    January 6, 2011 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Trish

    I have to totally agree with Tiffany, she said it best. I am so sorry you were in a lot of pain last week, I really truly hope this week is much better for you!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:31 am
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