Days 7-14

I have to say I’m quite proud of myself for sticking with this plan for 14 days with no major set-backs. Usually at this point I’ve had a really off day or two and struggle to get back on track. While I’ve had lots of cravings during these two weeks, and many days where I simply wanted to stay in bed and not work out, I’ve sucked it up and carried on with my plan. And while I’ve only lost an additional .2 lbs (for a total of 5.2 lbs lost), I’m feeling much better and much more focused. Over the weekend, I DID make dairy free cookie dough and ate on it for a couple of days, and then I realized my heel and shoulder were hurting again and realized that sugar really is the devil. I don’t know if I’ll ever be completely sugar free, but I’m definitely cutting back on it so that I don’t have to deal with the aches & pains.

Here’s the day-to-day:

Day 8

Weight: Ended first week with total 5 lbs lost!

Sleep: 8 hrs 8 mins

Exercise: 1 mile walk; Day 8 of 30-Day Workout; basic yoga stretches

Total Steps: 12,880

Food: on point!

Water: 72 oz

Feelings: Things are good

French: Done

Grammar course: nope

Day 9

Weight: lost .2 lbs

Sleep: 6 hrs 55 mins

Exercise: Aerobics for 31 minutes; basic yoga stretches

Total Steps: 13,080

Food: on track

Water: 56 oz

Feelings: all is good

French: done

Grammar course: started unit 2

Day 10

Weight: stayed same – no gain no loss

Sleep: 6 hrs 40 mins

Exercise: REST DAY (mainly because my knee has been bothering me)

Total Steps: 10,381

Food: caved and made dairy free cookies (was really trying to not eat sweets but …)

Water: 64 oz

Feelings: feeling good

French: done

Grammar course: done

Day 11

Weight: lost .2 lbs

Sleep: 8 hrs 40 mins

Exercise: Another rest day to let me knee stop hurting

Total Steps: 10,328

Food: on track

Water: 72 oz

Feelings: all good

French: done

Grammar course: finished Unit 2

Day 12

Weight: gained .2 lbs

Sleep: 8 hrs 8 mins

Exercise: 1-mile walk; Day 10 30-Day Workout; simple yoga

Total Steps: 12,997

Food: on track

Water: 88 oz

Feelings: feeling good

French: done

Grammar course: done

Day 13

Weight: lost .2 lbs

Sleep: 6 hrs 33 min

Exercise: 1-mile walk; Day 11 30-Day Workout; simple yoga

Total Steps: 13,830

Food: on track – but craving pizza big time

Water: 72 oz

Feelings: doing good

French: done

Grammar course: done

Day 14

Weight: no change

Sleep: 6 hrs 50 mins

Exercise: 42 min aerobics; simple yoga

Total Steps: 13,176

Food: on track

Water: 64 oz

Feelings: honestly feeling proud of myself for sticking with this for 2 weeks with no major set backs

French: done

Grammar course: done

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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