A few months ago, I did a weight loss report card to track some progress and I’m here to do another one to see how I’m doing. I decided not to weight myself lately, so I don’t have numbers but pure subjective observations on myself.
Weight Loss Report Card
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption – B I probably stayed about the same here. I have incorporated a few more smoothies with spinach and fresh fruits in them as well as more salads now that the weather is nicer. I did, however, nix all the veggie soups I was consuming in the winter months, so I think we’re about even. I could definitely get more in still. Portion Control – A- I did a little better at this I think. I realized that I was just inhaling food before and actually stop and think about what I’m eating and if I’m really hungry as I’m eating. Again, with a toddler, I still find myself eating whatever quickly and I could be more mindful. Non-Intuitive Eating – B I I did a little better at this I think. I realized that I was just inhaling food before and actually stop and think about what I’m eating and if I’m really hungry as I’m eating. Again, with a toddler, I still find myself eating whatever quickly and I could be more mindful. As I’m sure most of you can relate, when I’m tired or stressed and I can’t take a nap, I go for food to fuel me. I know I don’t need the extra food – I need sleep, but that’s not always possible. I also still get myself a little too many treats than I’d like to admit at the store. I also think sometimes I’m actually more thirsty than hungry, so I can work on my water consumption as well.
Alcohol Consumption – B+ I’ve improved in this area too. I have a glass of wine a couple times a week, which I think is totally acceptable. I never go overboard and since we’re so much more active at night since it’s summer, I just don’t even think of it most nights.
Exercise Motivation - A- This is probably the same as before as well, but I’ve changed my workout routine. Again, due to summer, I’ve been playing with Aiden outside more, going on walks more often, playing at the park, and doing more active playtime with him, so I think that counts as exercise sometimes. I also have been running instead of doing the T25 workouts I was doing before, so I’ve been taking more rest days because I need them. A couple weeks ago, I was lifting weights more than I am now. I need help in that department – I have no motivation to lift weights and I know I need to. Exercise Quality – A I’ve definitely added running into my life which is something that I wanted to do 3 months ago. I’ve run a 5k and am building a good base for 1/2 marathon training. I do a longer run on the weekend and a couple 3 mile runs during the week with the jogging stroller on a hilly course, so I’m hoping that might translate into further run sans the stroller.
Overall – B I think I’ve improved in my current activity level and have been trying to incorporate some lighter meals into my diet. My biggest thing is intuitive eating and choosing healthier snacks versus sugary ones. I have my a pact with myself that I can only have 1 Starbucks chai tea latte per week because that alone was getting out of control. I’d go somewhere with Aiden in the mornings and be tired driving home, so I would gravitate towards that. It’s bad for the waistline and the bank account, so it’s a win-win saying NO! Healthy living is always a progression, so I’ll just keep trying to tweak these adjustments and I know it’ll pay off. Questions:
What’s your favorite fruit/veggie dish of the summer?
How’s your exercise motivation lately?
What would be your overall grade in the heath department?