For the last few weeks I have been participating in the weekly goals link up over at Operation Skinny Jeans. Last week my goals were:
1) Do not succumb to stress eating.
2) Make time to walk/workout at least 30 minutes per day.
3) Don't gain weight.
I did pretty well with number 1 with the exception of some pizza at a review session and a Reeses that may or may not have snuck into my basket at CVS when I was there buying sunscreen. I have no idea how it happened, I swear! In any case I stayed within my calorie budget for the week even though I used those calories for things I would normally try to stay away from, like the aforementioned sneaky Reeses. I also went back to drinking Diet Coke, mainly for the caffeine. It definitely wasn't a perfect week food-wise, but let's get real here: I've had worse.
I actually accomplished number 2. I walked to class every day last week and started back going to the gym a couple of days ago. It felt really good to get some movement into my day and I genuinely think that little bit of workout time has made all the difference in my stress levels going into exam period.
Number 3 was a bust. Despite getting in more activity this week and doing my best to keep my calorie intake below 1600 everyday (which should be within my maintenance range at my current weight) I still weighed in at 151.2. I was disappointed, but it is what it is and I'm moving on.
Going into next week, my goals are:
1) Workout for at least 30 minutes per day.
2) Drink more water and tea.
3) Avoid the free donuts my law school supplies during exam week (but the free fruit and granola bars are fair game.)