Down .4 since last week, 23.8 overall. This week I recommitted to "sobriety" Mondays through Thursdays. I had been drinking during the week and snacking after dinner and it's time to cut that out. I'm two days in and pretty proud of myself. I have my salads for Tuesday through Friday at work so hopefully I can see a bit more of a loss by next Wednesday because I'd like to be down at least a pound or two in September after not losing at all in August. I should also probably pay more attention to what I am eating on the weekends. Monday was all about a giant cheeseburger because after I donated blood, I think I got a bit anemic. I have 9.2 lbs to lose to be back to my goal weight that looks something like this:
This was 9 years ago today at my brother's wedding.
Lifetime Steps: 4,070,928
That's 78,059 since last week which averages out to 11,151 steps a day. I was not consistent with hitting my goal this week because I donated blood on Friday morning and had weird side effects until Tuesday more or less. I did have a nice 18-day streak going until Friday though! On Monday, I skipped my lunch time walk but Christa invited me on an after dinner walk and I finally felt well enough so we went and now my butt is officially back in gear.
Friday - short by 3,344 (no walk)
Saturday - short by 57 (no walk)
Sunday - short by 459 (no walk)
Monday - short by 714 (after dinner stroll with the girl)
Frame of Mind
I gotta admit, I'm a little bummed about how my benevolent gesture of donating blood on Friday turned so sour so quickly. I used to donate all the time in my twenties with no side effects but I guess I am old now so my body turns on me more quickly. Friday night I was exhausted afterwards and ended up asleep by like 9 p.m. I'm talking not able to keep my eyes open tired. On Saturday, we did the beach cleanup for an hour before I got so dizzy I had to actually lie down at the park. I missed Casey's soccer game because I was so tired I needed a two hour nap. When I woke up I had weird tingling in my fingers, like pins and needles, so I ended up in the Urgent Care after talking to the nurse hotline. I'm going to have a blood panel done after I meet with my primary physician next Wednesday. We can check my iron levels, my thyroid and maybe check for pre-diabetes because my uncle was recently diagnosed and my frequent urination is a symptom so I'm naturally paranoid now. Honestly, I pee like twice an hour. It's nuts.
Other than these random bouts of tingly fingers and dizziness, I feel pretty good. I'm beyond excited to go to Disneyland on Monday and it's all consuming. Our matching tee shirts arrived and they are so cute! We have a fun weekend ahead with soccer and cousin visits and a sleepover at BFF's while the boys go to football. I recently bought some "large" underwear because my XLs were getting too big. Today I am swimming in a shirt I haven't worn in some time and that makes me laugh.