HYC Update – Week 24

I’m pleased, and a tad surprised, to report a 2.8 pound loss from last week (-1.6 from Friday). I honestly don’t expect to see those kinds of losses this close to the goal range, but then I’ve never been anywhere NEAR a goal range before, so what do I know.

Average exercise was good last week, somewhere around 75 minutes per day. That includes a significant amount of heavy yard work (my neighbor keeps yelling at me to rest! LOL), two strength training sessions, one walk and one 8-mile bike ride.

Tonight is the first session of the nutrition class I signed up for. I’m really looking forward to it, as I’m starting to feel the faint stirrings of anxiety as I get closer to a maintenance lifestyle. Even though I’m the one who has made the healthy eating decisions, and I’m the one who exercised six days a week for the past year, and I’m the one who changed her longheld beliefs about fitness and weight loss, it all still feels a little bit “magical”, as if I didn’t really do that much. Which is crazy girl talk, I think, but then again, I never said I wasn’t a teensy bit crazy. :)

Oh well, if the first year was “Getting to the Promised Land”, we’ll make the second year “Building a House in the Promised Land.” I’m going to do everything I can to make it a sturdy house, able to withstand the fiercest storms, because it’s where I hope to live for a long, long time.

I hope you all had a magnificent week. I’ll try to check in throughout the day, but I’m not sure how far I’ll get due to the class tonight. But I’ll catch up eventually!