Sunday Funday: Week 24 Review

All of my lovely green checkmarks

It’s a big week in the LE world:  this is their metaphorical halfway mark. “Metaphorical” since it makes their “year” of coaching only 48 weeks (which isn’t quite the 52 weeks that make up an actual year) (so close, though!). The coaching does last a full year, but measurements are done on an abbreviated schedule to allow for final photos to be submitted and winners to be picked before the program ends.

Nice to know about this, though — I only have until May 31st to get myself in prize-winning shape!

To celebrate being halfway through a Lean Eating year, I had get on the scale, take measurements, snap photos and have someone pinch my fat to get my skinfold measurements. Since I wasn’t really expecting to do this for another 2 weeks (since I usually operate on a standard year), this wasn’t as big a change from last time as I would have liked (it doesn’t seem fair to have this RIGHT after the holidays).  Still – everything moved in the right direction.  And for the first “6 months”, here are my stats:

  • weight down 9.4 pounds
  • 14.7 inches lost, with my waist and hips seeing the biggest loss
  • skinfold measurements dropped 40.4mm
  • body fat is down 5.32%
  • 11 pounds of fat mass are gone
My resolution to focus and get these done is working so far.  I’m feeling all empowered and proud of myself for making the time for these.  I’ve gotten back to running (a little) and even got back on my bike and spun away on the trainer for awhile.  Feels good.

Eating only whole foods is the current habit, and I admit that I haven’t been very committed to doing this.  Most of my meals are good, but without a lot of inconvenience I can’t make that happen — and frankly, I’m not into inconvenient things right now.

Intermittent Fasting
I got out of the habit for a few days and it was a touch difficult to get back in gear. Found myself pretty hungry — but as I’ve learned before, hunger is not an emergency, at least not when I know lunch is waiting for me in another hour or so.  And this is still going a long way to curbing impulse eating.

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
Weeks 17-18: Create a sleep ritual
Weeks 19-20: Drink only zero calorie beverages
Weeks 21-22: Use targeted recovery strategies
Weeks 23-24: Eat only whole foods

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