I realize that it is technically week 7 but this is a week 6 update. Well, I'm down to 144 lbs which is 9 lbs from the beginning of this journey. So woo-who! Even with Halloween treats and left over candy hanging around.
Don't get me wrong, I've been indulging in that candy dish. Something I'm not exactly proud of but I found a great article on Lauren Conrad's website on how to curb sugar cravings that has a great strategy of identifying the trigger for the sugar craving. Mine is definitely stress or upset feelings. For example, yesterday I was preparing figures for my committee meeting and I couldn't get one figure to match the others. I literally spent 30 minutes trying to put a frame around a text box. So annoying! In the middle of the struggle I had to take a break and straight to the Butterfingers I went! I could definitely use L.C.'s advice and drink more water, distract myself or just walk away.
Last week I aimed to hydrate my nail beds and increase my walking to 30 minutes a day of cardio. Well, I have started training for the zoo run run 5K with Mr. Collier. Two days last week I did some brisk walking and Sunday night Mr. Collier and I went on a 1.1 mile jog. Sure, my pace was slow I've been reading a lot lately about winter running since the 5K is going to be in January and have been enamored with all of the clothing and accessories. What I have learned about getting the running shoes back on is that you have start slow and stay comfortable with your breathing. If you can still talk and are not straining then you are probably at a good pace.