Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Busy week! 22 weeks down!

Well I gained 0.6 lbs this week.  Not a big surprise.

I've been good, but I did go away this weekend with my sister to a silent retreat that is known for the glorious food!  I also started weight training last week and that'll add a little increase too, so I'm not stressing.

The silent retreat was at Manresa Jesuit Centre in Pickering.  I've been maybe 4 or 5 times but this was the first time going as a parent and leaving my kiddies!  I didn't know what to do with myself!  I missed sharing a bed with my husband, missed morning cuddles with Zaryah.  I made it through though :)   The whole point of a silent retreat is to not talk and spend the time in silence with only your thoughts and no one else's noise.  We were allowed to talk outside though if we needed to.

I went on a few good walks on the 21 acres there and earned enough activity points to not feel guilty about the 2 snickers bars I ate (I haven't had one since before Zaryah was diagnosed with a peanut allergy) and the 3 pieces of bacon I had on sunday morning with breakfast!  The food was pretty good!  Mostly low fat dishes, lots of fresh salad and veggies, the food was healthy and I didn't feel deprived of the rich food I thought I was going to have to contend with!  I did have bigger portions though, and didn't track, but I planned for that. This was MY weekend.  Time by myself, to recharge, contemplate, plan, feel renewed, realize I'm lucky to have the family that I do and to reflect on how healthy I am now compared to last summer!  On Sunday morning I went for a walk after breakfast while mary had a nap (also a common occurrence on retreat!).  I can back, went to see what she was up to and we went out for another walk!  Last year I didn't have the stamina for 10 minutes!  I walked for over an hour and was ready to go again!  Amazing!

I'm really starting to notice the differences in myself with losing almost 40 lbs.  I've lost 15% of my body weight now!  There are just in the past week!

I wrote down many nsv's of losing weight that I've noticed recently and

I've also updated my goals page with my skinny girl bucket list :)