I weighed in last Wednesday, (a day early due to a conflicting appointment). After being frustrated initially last week at my weigh in, I changed my outlook and went knowing I would be down, but not worrying about how much it would be.
I had a good week overall. I have been wanting to incorporate some strength training but I can’t seem to figure out when to fit it in. I am walking in the morning, but if if I don’t get home at a decent time at night it seems to just not happen for one reason or another.
My exercise was down a little this week, but that is mainly because we painted our bedroom over the weekend, and I didn’t do my longer walks. I painted about 15 hours over the weekend, but didn’t give myself activity point credit for it.
Saturday night we had Carrabba’s for dinner and I splurged a little with some bread, Caesar salad and wine. Other than that I had trouble hitting my daily point allowance each day. I cut the alcohol back this week, and I guess I did not replace as many of those points with food. I haven’t felt like I am starving myself, and I am losing weight, so I am not going to worry too much about it for one week.
So what was my weekly results?
Down another –1.8 pounds.
I am really trying not to focus too much on my overall goal. My goal weight is somewhat arbitrary. I have based it on a few people I know that weigh around my goal weight and look a size that I think is achievable. I don’t really feel like I need to settle in on that number until I get a lot closer to it.
Right now I would like to hit the 10 pound mark this next week and maybe even get the overall since last year number up to 20 when I weigh in for Week 5.
So here’s a goal re-cap:
WEEK 4 GOALS:
- Track food and activity each day – DONE
- Walk 7 days at least 45 minutes on 5 days – DONE (close enough)
- Manage points during painting days this weekend when we order take out for dinner – DONE
WEEK 5 GOALS:
- Track food and activity each day
- Walk 7 days at least 45 minutes on 5 days
- Shred Video 2x this week
- Hit the 10 pound mark
- Survive 3 days in a row of dining out without blowing through all my points
So far in this journey things have went well and any obstacles have been overcome without too much pain. I guess there is a part of me that is waiting for the “currently unknown challenge” to throw me off. I am hoping the diligence I am having now will pay off and these habits I am developing will allow me to navigate through future challenges better than I have in the past.