the back story is that steve got sick on monday and has had cold / flu symptoms [read: miserable] all week. he's only starting to feel better now, a week later.
so, here's a quick run down of the good and the bad.
good: on monday i did workout video... or about 3/4 of it. [which is more than the 1/2 of it i did the night before, so i count this a success.]
bad: that was the only working out i did all week :(
good: my average weight this week is down .7lbs :) [for those of you who may not have great eyesight, that's *point* seven pounds... not seven pounds! that would not be healthy!]
bad: this is not because i ate healthfully... it probably has more to do with the fact that i'm in a natural ebb in my monthly water retention.
bad: i may nor may not have eaten a whole pint of ben & jerry's...
good: i didn't actually eat the *whole* thing...
bad: the only reason i didn't eat the whole thing is because steve ate a little of it.
good: i was at least thinking about my choices... even if i wasn't making good ones.
good: sitting here on sunday night, i'm feeling good about this up-coming week... like it's not going to be as crazy and unpredictable as last week... and feeling organized and in control helps me to make better choices.
ok, so i noticed that a photo can be worth a thousand words... and while i can't believe i'm putting these very honest photos up, since i blog under a pseudonym, and i left my face out of the photos... i'm ok with sharing what i look like... not holding my gut in or wearing shapewear, or a more flattering outfit... in fact, i even changed into clothes that are fitted, so that you can compare more easily, week to week. also, please forgive the awful photography... it's well after dark on sunday night, and besides... a bad before photo only makes a good after look that much better :)
not awful... but not fit either :) [this is my problem... i don't hate my body... i'm comfortable in my skin... a little too comfortable, if you know what i mean.] but when i look at these, and i know that this is what i look like in real life... well, it motivates me :)
i'm also thinking about taking my measurements... the photos are great, but there are a few key widths... like my hips/backside, and my arms... when they're more toned, clothes fit better, etc. i feel like this will also help me to see if i'm getting the results i want [as opposed to just results in general]. of course, all this planning isn't worth a [darn] if i don't get my booty moving and do some working out :)
so here's to week 4 being even better than the previous three!! :)
also, i'll be linking to the mcfatty monday post over at heir to blair... if my sob story is challenging you to do something, some on over and link up too!