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Weight-Loss Challange: Week FIVE Update

Yes I know I am late on my weigh-in. Sorry about that. Last week was crazy!! So crazy I never got a chance to sit down and blog about the weight-loss challenge.
 I also had a hectic and stressful weekend full of not good things but somehow I managed to refrain from using food as comfort as much as I normally would. The only down side to this is that it means I actually stopped doing the million things I had on my list, climbed in bed, cried a little then slept. But you know what, today I feel great! It’s okay to let our feelings out from time to time. I am so guilty of always trying to put on a happy face and not letting anything phase me.  The truth is sometimes I just push stuff aside instead of dealing with it. Then I start worrying on the inside or start stress eating.  I am starting to think this is worse than just letting myself get a little sad or upset from time to time. I quickly get over it anyways and am back to the happy fun Jenny I like to be in no time.
I am back to walking regularly and hope to be jogging next week. I miss jogging!! I also stopped and spent time with the kids a little more this week. This was a much better way to lift my mood than driving to McDonalds. It ACTUALLY made me happier!!
 I am PROUD to say I lost 2.8 pounds since my weigh-in Friday 5th. That means I lost what I gained (1.6 lbs) and then some for a total weight loss of 8.6 lbs to date!! I am glad I decided to hang in there. I will have good weeks and bad weeks but by the end of this challenge I will have some new habits I will be able to hang on to for a lifetime!!
Here is one of my new favorite quick breakfast recipes  
1 cup chocolate soy milk
2 scoops protein shake (I used visalus products)
3 ice cubes
½ tsp of vanilla extract

This weeks goal:

Take things, "One thing at a time"

Yes I know this is kind of lame, but I need to slow down this week. In an effort to keep myself from getting overwhelmed again I will use this mantra or motto all week long.

This week is about balancing my stress, feelings, homelife and workload while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Check in with the ladies in Journey to Milfhoods Weight-loss challange:

These Lovley Ladies keep me motivated and it is a pleasure to be doing this challenge with them.

I also have a new virtual weight-loss buddy who is an avid garage saler like me :) Yay.

P.S. Even though I gained weight last week I was able to fit in these jeans the day after I did my weigh-in. I have not been able to wear these jeans since before summer!! 

Yes, I know I still have a big tummy but the jeans fit.
That's a start!!


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