anxiety, goals, weight loss

131 Program Update – Week 2

131 Program Update (check out the week 1 update here)

Another week on the  131 program and and this time 3 lbs lost! That might seem like a small amount considering how much i’ve been toting the program, but that is with me having friends over for fajitas, finishing off the leftovers, and facing birthday cake at work twice this week! (I succeeded in saying no to cake once, couldn’t do it twice lol.

But I am very happy that I have still lost weight. You guys are helping me! I’m feeling a bit of pressure for you to see the results come Sunday, so it’s really helping me keep on track. Other than my usual Monday at trivia tomorrow, I don’t have any plans this week, so it’ll help me stay on track with my eating.

Plus the 131 program isn’t a diet, as I keep saying, and as Chalene keeps saying. They give you the information, and it’s up to you to take it and do with it what you will. And I like that. It makes me feel less guilty. As long as i’m doing the best I can as much as I can and continuously working towards my goals, i’ll be ok.

Other Updates

I had a pretty good week, didn’t stay late at work once, and things feel genuinely good there again for the first time in a while. That’s not to say they have been awful, but it really was a good week, with lots of good news and good stuff in it. I really don’t want to jinx anything, but it feels like maybe things will start to turn around now. Not just at work but in general. I had even been thinking I would like better chairs for my table on the balcony and there they were, 4 wicker chairs in good condition beside the garbage cans, so I too em!

I had a lovely dinner with two of my good friends, they’re really supportive of the not wanting to spend money. Not that my other friends aren’t supportive too, but not all of them will come over for dinner since I don’t live as close. Went kayaking today with another friend. Something about being on water really makes this girl feel relaxed and I need more of that in my life! Going to try and do that more often.

This week I will make myself a promise and I will start doing Piyo again. I need more activity in my life, and I know it will help with my anxiety too. Want to contribute as much as I can to my weight loss goal. Meal planning will also help with that. I am making a casserole with mashed cauliflower, taco meat, cheese and tomatoes, and garnishing it with some sour cream and hot sauce (all 131-friendly!). And i’ll also make up some sausages with cauliflower and green beans for some other meals.

What’s Next

Believe it or not I haven’t gotten my FabFitFun box yet! I will do a video for that when I get it. Also please sign up for my email list on the right (or on the bottom if you’re on a mobile device), I want you guys to be the first to start getting my freebies and newsletters that I’m working on and do not pass go and like my Facebook page. I will be sharing a video there this week of my own story and why I started this blog and what I want to do with it and with my life in general so you can get to know the girl behind the blog 🙂

Update: check out the unboxing of the fabfitfun box here.

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anxiety, Getting out of Debt, goals, mental health, personal development, self-esteem, weight loss

131 update – week 1

131

I didn’t get the results I was hoping for during my first week on 131, but to lose almost 2 lbs even with all the unplanned eating out, that’s a testament to the plan! Just please disregard the first thing in the morning feet. I need a pedicure lol.

I had my usual trivia went out with my coworkers for dinner and a movie on the Tuesday and worked really long hours all week so I didn’t eat as well as I’d like for dinners.

That’s ok. I just need to plan better this week, and I did. I have my pork tenderloin ready to go for 3 lunches and thawed some sausages out so I have them ready when needed. Going to go into the week better prepared!

Other than trivia tomorrow and having a fajita night with some friends on Wednesday, I should be okay to stick to plan this week. And as Chalene says, you shouldn’t aim to be perfect all the time. This 131 program is not one size fits all and you just have to do what works for you and do better the next day if you slip up.

I am happy to be headed in the right direction at least. And I have set up a budget too that so far I’ve been sticking to.

Finances Update

Of course life is what happens when you’re making plans, so it turns out I will need to buy new snow tires come winter. Not impressed with the second-hand car. Never doing it again! As soon as my credit card is paid off I might look into a trade in.

I also decided to sign up for the WordPress event happening here later this summer. I am really enjoying the blogging and want to continue. Hoping that you guys seeing my progress can help you in some ways too.

Anxiety – Fear of Abandonment

I had some anxiety when it came to my friends this week. I just can’t shake these fears of abandonment. This is a new goal. I really need to find ways to not fear being alone in future. Right now I am ok, and that’s what matters and what I can control. I feel sometimes like Chandler from Friends, and that every fight or argument equals a breakup lol. And it’s not healthy.

Call to Action – Upcoming

Alright. Well I would really love it if you guys followed me on social media, you can check out the links below and would love to hear your comments on the blog, anything else you’d like to see from me. Sunday’s will always be an update, but the other post or two during the week are for other related topics, so let me know if there’s something you want to see in the comments!

Oh, and I should be getting my fabfitfun box any day now. I will do an unboxing so you can join in the fun!