The past week has been frustrating. It has been a game of trial and error with new medication in hopes of finding relief from my fibromyalgia pain. The first medicine put me in a trance and I could hardly complete a sentence. The second one I am allergic to so its back to the drawing board. So needless to say my focus hasn’t been on the challenge much this week.
As usual, we had two challenges again this week – one physical and the other non-physical. The physical challenges are what count towards team immunity. This week’s physical challenge was to count your miles – basically a redo of the first week’s challenge. Because of pain and meds, I didn’t get any miles. Boooooo!
The non-physical challenge was to journal everything you eat. Didn’t get this one done either. Told you I wasn’t focused this week. I’m trying not to beat myself up though. I still tried to be very careful with portion sizes and make smart decisions. Being off my game for one week won’t kill me (hopefully it won’t land me on Exile Island either but if it does it just means it was my time).
Needless to say I was a little worried about hopping on the scales. My family came to visit this week to celebrate my birthday early (which involved yummy GF brownies – but I did good restraining myself!). I got lectured on being careful not to lose too much weight. They (including hubby) are worried that I am just not eating enough. So now comes the delicate balance of maintaining since I am really close to my goal weight. I did get to go shopping this weekend (since I seriously have NOTHING that fits except for socks & shoes!) and was able to buy size 3/4 jeans! Seriously that is unheard of! The sizes in the store generally run a little big but still it felt good to fit into these jeans and have clothes that actually fit!
I completely forgot to take a picture this morning as I was in a hurry so here is my number: 127.4! So I had a loss of 1.8 lbs! So I am below my challenge goal!
So here are my stats:
Starting weight: 164.4
Challenge Starting Weight: 133.4
Challenge Goal Weight (11/2): 128
Last week’s weigh-in: 129.2
Today’s weigh-in: 127.4
Overall Change: -37
Challenge Change: -6