Friday, February 14, 2014

Follow Through Friday - # 5

Time to review the past week via a link up party!


Last week:
  • Walk my required km for each day - 5.70 km
  • Lose 1.50 lbs
  • Continue with the 30-Day Water Challenge
  • Avoid the TOPS restricted food for the week - Chips (again)
  • Log my food
  • Blog my food journal
2 out of 6 (details below)

  • While I lost a bit of flow with my walking challenge, it still is fairly easy to maintain and I like watching my numbers move along.
  • I lost .25 lbs, which is great considering the week I had
  • The water challenge is a great way for me to see what my water intake is like naturally.  I had a few rough days with that too, but now find myself chugging a couple glasses at night before bed to meet my qouta!
  • I ALMOST managed to avoid chips, until the weekend and then I had just a tiny few, but enough that I consider it a FAIL!
  • I lose all steam with this come the weekend and foods I can't easily log and track
  • This went out the window with the logging!

Goals For The Week

  • Walk my required km for each day - 5.70 km
  • Lose 1 lb
  • Continue with the 30-Day Water Challenge
  • TOPS CHALLENGE - eat more fruit and veggies


Food is 100% my most difficult part of this whole change.  I like the same foods, but those foods are not necessarily healthy. I don't ever see myself filling half of my plate with veggies.  I have a sweet tooth that can't be denied some days.  I NEED TO FIGURE THIS SHIT OUT!  I truly feel like it is what is stopping me having success!


I'm still pretty pleased with myself that I am almost 2 months into my walking challenge and can still find my way to the treadmill most nights.  The weather here has been mild for the past couple of days so I have taken that opportunity to get a bit of fresh air and extra km.

How has your week been?  What are you planning for next week to help you reach your goals?


  1. I'm with you on food. While I tend to like more heathy food then you (am I right?), I too have a MASSIVE sweet tooth that I give in to almost every day!
    Water is also my down fall.
    Hopefully when I get signed up at the Y, I will get some excersise in
    Good luck this week

  2. Chips were my absolute weakness. Like, I can sit and eat a family size bag of Doritos like no one's business. So, I gave them up. Cold turkey. 100%. Got rid of them in the house, and if John wants chips I tell him to keep them in his work van because they will get eaten otherwise. I also started substituting. Baking apple "chips", eating organic banana chips. But, I have a trick: I portion them out in sandwich baggies before, so if I feel a snack on I grab a small bag instead of the whole thing. When they are gone, they are gone and I'm done for the day.

    It takes a lot of focus and dedication, but I wouldn't worry too much. You're doing excellent keeping up with your walking, and you have got a lot of other projects you are juggling.... chances are some of your intake is being burned off chasing your little princess around the house! ;-)

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3