Sunday Funday: Week 17 Review

Nothing like a little excitement to spice up an otherwise boring Sunday — severe weather moved through the area and the tornado sirens sent me and the dogs down to the basement. Belle hides in the closet whenever there are storms in the area, and I practically had to carry her downstairs because she was so reluctant to leave her hideaway. 

There was a confirmed tornado touchdown in the town just adjacent to mine, but we came through unscathed, thankfully.  Thoughts and prayers out to those who were affected by the bad weather.

It’s been a mostly lazy week for me — took a few days off and was just a little bit productive (enough so that I didn’t feel guilty for being a sloth the rest of the time).

And the weekly round-up:

Measurements:
Well, through no fault of my own, I dropped almost all of the weight that I put on last week.  Measurements also dropped back down again.  It’s frustrating to have lost time, but I’m pleased with the recovery, especially since I didn’t always turn things around this quickly in the past.  Next week is the end of phase 4, which means photos will have to be taken, so that’s motivation to be extra good this week.

Workouts:
FINALLY working out again!  And feeling pretty good.  I’m a walking collection of sore muscles, but that’s sometimes the best feeling in the world, ya know?  I’ve been kind of babying my back (and – I think – for good reason), but I’m as healthy as can be in terms of my cold and so that won’t be holding me back.

Habits:
This week was all about the best thing on earth — SLEEP.  I love sleep.  I would marry it if I could.  Because this is a habit I tackled a few years ago, I haven’t had to work too hard at it.  About the only thing that I ought to try is not turning on the TV to fall asleep.  I use it for white noise more than anything (it certainly doesn’t keep me up), but I wonder if the light it throws off makes that sleep less than restful.

Habit Log:
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Weeks 9-10: 5 servings of vegetables a day
Weeks 11-12: Make smart carb choices
Weeks 13-14: Plan Meals
Weeks 15-16: Log all food

Week 17:  Create a sleep ritual