Hot for the Holidays Week 4

What a great week! Things are really falling into place for me in this fourth week of the challenge (check out Christie at Baby Tea Leaves for more info). I must admit, last Friday after weigh in I indulged more than necessary. We had pizza for dinner and I followed it with sweets. Saturday we went to the zoo. We grabbed breakfast on the road (so not healthy!) and ate lunch at the zoo (again, not a lot of healthy choices). However, the hills kicked my butt and I think it really got my metabolism going.

The rest of the week went very well. Water has been my best friend and I can tell how much it has helped. I have made very good choices in my food for the most part. We did bake brownies as part of our letter B week activities but I only had a few little bites.

My weight loss this week: 4.5 lbs!!!
Total weight loss so far: 7.5lbs

Christie asked us to write about our "push it" moment this week. A moment when we pushed just a little outside our comfort zone. The hills at the end of a long day at the zoo while carrying a very fussy Little One definitely pushed my limits (I forgot the sling. Not fun carrying Little One without it and she was not happy riding in the stroller). When we made it to the top of the hill I was ready to call it a day. Instead, we stuck around to check out a few more displays. I wish I had done it with a smile on my face but at least I stuck it out!

Another "push it" moment was on our family walk the other night. We did the big Hill near our house. Big One usually gets tired about halfway up the hill (as do I, especially with Little One in the sling). When we all get tired we channel Dory from Finding Nemo and sing "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, Just keep swimming swimming swimming." I've been exhausted lately so the Hill was more difficult than ever. But we sang our song and made it to the top (although Big One collapsed dramatically in the grass a few times for a break).

I'm cautiously optimistic going into next week. Since I lost a significant amount this week, my fear is I'll gain some back or plateau. Fortunately, it's getting much easier to resist the temptations in which I usually indulge. I hope everyone else had a great week!


Jessi said...

AWESOME job! 4.5 lbs plus your ability to resist eating more than a few bits of brownie is AMAZING!

Keep up the good work.

Honey Mommy said...

You are amazing! That is a lot for one week!

I think I need to do better at drinking water..

Christie O. said...

Wow!! I love that, channeling Dori!! Sooo funny! (My little one LOVES her and we say that all the time!)

Great job to you for that loss!! That's awesome!! (We made brownies for "b" week too! but it was the week before HFH started so it didn't count. Hahah!)

Julie said...

Good Job on that huge loss! Wow ... I have never even lost half that in one week. Sounds like you are on the right track!

Anonymous said...

WTG! Great job with staying motivated and keeping with it :)

By the way, you won something over at S.I.M.P.L.E so I wanted to give you the heads up before they pick someone else :p

Jessi said...

Just checked out Christie's new HFH post....Congratulations on being this week's weight loss winner! Woohoo!

((Pat on the back)) :-)

Mz Diva said...

Congratulations on being the biggest loser on the "Hot for the Holdiays contest!" I love seeing people do good! Its really motivating! Good luck this week.

Tameka said...

WooHOO!!! Congrats on your lost! Wow... 4.6 - I've never seen that in a week!! Way to GO!!!

Betty said...

Congrats to your loss! You go girl!
I think I am not drinking enough and you brought that to my attention.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Congrats on your loss! You did great :)

Angie said...

Just like on Nemo - "You're in inspiration to us all!"

Great job this week.