The hard part about publicly losing weight, is that you become accountable to everyone. Or maybe no one really gives a damn, but I have to admit I feel a little disappointed when I look at my past week. I didn’t exercise enough. I didn’t take enough steps, and I overate…albeit slightly. I could make all of the excuses in the world…I was busy, the kids were being demanding, I have shin splints and didn’t want to run…but in the end, none of them matter. I made choices and rather than dwelling on them, I’m going to celebrate my successes.

This week, I managed to get in some exercise despite my shin splints and a new dumping of snow outside. I pulled out my “Your Shape” for Kinect and used it three times through the week. I did some extensive housecleaning that counted as physical activity, and I ate a lot more good carbs, like fruit and vegetables, and a lot less of the sugary kind. I sent myself to bed at a reasonable hour and managed to get a little more sleep than last week.

My bodyfit armbad regularly reminded me what I needed to do, and without it I don’t know if I would have found a way to exercise despite the shin splints. At the end of the week, I managed to lose another 1.5 inches off of my waist, and I lost 1 pound…bringing me to a total of 1.8 pounds lost and 3″ lost off my waist.

I also improved my eating habits by increasing the amount of protein I’m eating, and cutting out a lot of the breads, cereals and unhealthy carbs I was eating. I introduced myself to a vegetable I have never had called bok choy (I live in a small sheltered town, lol) and I loved it, and I’m going to continue adding new fruits and vegetables to our diets.

How was your week? What obstacles did you have to overcome this week?



Influencer at Kidsumers
Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


Lifestyle Blogger. Traveler. Writer. Social Media Marketer. @SunwingVacay #Kidcations Expert Panel. Member of ITWA @PTBAssoc IG: familyenroute
Follow Sheri and her family's travels on Instagram.