August 2 - 200.8August 9 - 200.8
August 16 - 199.8
August 23 - 201
August 31 - 201 (*Thursday edit: -23.4 lbs, 199.6 lbs!)
Happy to have just maintained this month minus that measly .2 I went up. Summer was a blast. Celebrating Casey's birthday was a blast. I didn't really do great on meal prep or moderation so this is where we are and I'm okay with it. Friday is my 1-year Fitbit Anniversary and I've lost 22 pounds.
Lifetime Steps: 3,807,982
That's 77,790 since last week which averages to 11,113 steps a day. Thursday I was short 2,678 steps because I had lunch with Husband in lieu of a lunchtime walk and spent the evening at Chuck E Cheese celebrating the boy so I didn't really have time to make it up at night. Missing a walk on a high activity day makes me an anxious mess. Note taken. Friday, however, I had a high step day at 16,507! Sunday I was short 4,120 steps but I don't really count that because I spent half the day running around without the Fitbit on and the other half of the day driving home. Plus we got to swim in the pool! I also earned a badge on August 14 that I wasn't even aware of.
Frame of Mind
Truth be told, not awesome. Work has been a bear. PMS is likely right now. Our home life has been hectic and I'm not used to it. Like the weekend away, company in town, birthdays and soccer all happened last week. I think today we go back to a somewhat quiet and normal routine. I am going to hide away from society on this upcoming holiday weekend and reset my gears. I need to get back on my meal planning and recommit to my walking because it has been a month since I've seen any real loss and that's no bueno.
Husband and I are on this fit journey and he has lost like 22 lbs since May and it really shows how much more committed he is than I am. I'd be lying if I said I didn't envy that. And yes I am aware that he had more to lose and men lose easier than women but still. I have ten pounds to go for my first goal and then another 30-40 after that. I need to remember to be gangster. My adorable niece told me that my belly sticks out in my bathing suit and my darling son told me I need to "hit the weights" so in case I was lacking motivation, there it is. Out of the mouths of babes.
But since I want to leave this on a high note, I will say this of being on my "#fitby40" and "#fitat40" adventure: my brother sent me this picture this morning and I love how thin Husband and I look and how happy I am in that moment, surrounded by my family. I may have a long way to go, but I have come a long way. And as always: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP!