A few months ago, I did a weight loss report card to track some progress and I’m here to do another one to see how I’m doing. Â I decided not to weight myself lately, so I don’t have numbers but pure subjective observations on myself.
Weight Loss Report Card
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption – B I probably stayed about the same here. Â I have incorporated a few more smoothies with spinach and fresh fruits in them as well as more salads now that the weather is nicer. Â I did, however, nix all the veggie soups I was consuming in the winter months, so I think we’re about even. Â I could definitely get more in still. Portion Control – A- I did a little better at this I think. Â I realized that I was just inhaling food before and actually stop and think about what I’m eating and if I’m really hungry as I’m eating. Â Again, with a toddler, I still find myself eating whatever quickly and I could be more mindful. Non-Intuitive Eating – B IÂ I did a little better at this I think. Â I realized that I was just inhaling food before and actually stop and think about what I’m eating and if I’m really hungry as I’m eating. Â Again, with a toddler, I still find myself eating whatever quickly and I could be more mindful. Â As I’m sure most of you can relate, when I’m tired or stressed and I can’t take a nap, I go for food to fuel me. Â I know I don’t need the extra food – I need sleep, but that’s not always possible. Â I also still get myself a little too many treats than I’d like to admit at the store. Â I also think sometimes I’m actually more thirsty than hungry, so I can work on my water consumption as well.
Alcohol Consumption – B+ I’ve improved in this area too. Â I have a glass of wine a couple times a week, which I think is totally acceptable. Â I never go overboard and since we’re so much more active at night since it’s summer, I just don’t even think of it most nights.
Exercise Motivation –Â A- This is probably the same as before as well, but I’ve changed my workout routine. Â Again, due to summer, I’ve been playing with Aiden outside more, going on walks more often, playing at the park, and doing more active playtime with him, so I think that counts as exercise sometimes. Â I also have been running instead of doing the T25 workouts I was doing before, so I’ve been taking more rest days because I need them. Â A couple weeks ago, I was lifting weights more than I am now. Â I need help in that department – I have no motivation to lift weights and I know I need to. Exercise Quality – A I’ve definitely added running into my life which is something that I wanted to do 3 months ago. Â I’ve run a 5k and am building a good base for 1/2 marathon training. Â I do a longer run on the weekend and a couple 3 mile runs during the week with the jogging stroller on a hilly course, so I’m hoping that might translate into further run sans the stroller.
Overall – B I think I’ve improved in my current activity level and have been trying to incorporate some lighter meals into my diet. Â My biggest thing is intuitive eating and choosing healthier snacks versus sugary ones. Â I have my a pact with myself that I can only have 1 Starbucks chai tea latte per week because that alone was getting out of control. Â I’d go somewhere with Aiden in the mornings and be tired driving home, so I would gravitate towards that. It’s bad for the waistline and the bank account, so it’s a win-win saying NO! Â Healthy living is always a progression, so I’ll just keep trying to tweak these adjustments and I know it’ll pay off. Questions:
What’s your favorite fruit/veggie dish of the summer?
How’s your exercise motivation lately?
What would be your overall grade in the heath department?