I started doing really well on Wednesday of last week, but I guess it wasn’t long enough for my body to register all the great things I’m doing. There was that burger and fries…and that white mocha and salted caramel brownie at Starbucks…that all happened on Tuesday as our final hurrah for our anniversary. 🙂 I really did have a great week after that.
I am happy that I lost but of course I wish it was more. I know that any loss is great, but it’s frustrating how much easier it is to gain! Because I gained 4 pounds in the past 2 weeks, I was hoping for a bigger loss. Oh well. That just means I’ll see a bigger number next week!
After reflecting last week and realizing that I’ve made NO progress on the scale since before Christmas, I felt a renewed drive to really make things happen. I did lots of meal prep over the weekend and plan to finish more of it tonight. I feel so much more confident about sticking to my plan when things are prepared in advance. That way I don’t have to rely on the tired, hungry, and irritable version of myself to make a good decision about dinner!
Looking at my weekly progress report (from WeightWatchers.com), I can see that I did much better with my evening snacking. I know this is in part thanks to the “response cards” that I’ve been using as recommended by the The Beck Diet Solution. Every day I read my reasons for wanting to lose weight, and I read them again in the evening which is normally my most difficult time. This helps me really remember WHY I am choosing not to snack mindlessly on the couch. It seems to make it easier than simply just trying to resist temptation! Anyway, I used 42 of my 49 weekly points, and I didn’t use any of my 13 activity points. That’s really good for me because I usually use every last point available! Apparently I forgot to track my Good Health Guidelines on Thursday – whoopsie!
It is really helpful for me to look back at the previous week and see where I did well and where I can do better. I don’t really feel like I had any major slip ups last week, so I’m going to just keep doing what I’m doing and hope the scale shows it even more next week!
My activity was decent last week, but not as high as the week before. I earned 13 activity points for the week. While I didn’t hit my goal to earn activity points every day, I did hit my activity baseline (on my ActiveLink) EVERY day! I feel good knowing that I’ve done at least enough to break even each day. I’ve been sticking to my C25K schedule of running 3 times a week. My goal is to start adding toning/resistance activities a couple days a week!
What’s your goal this week? Focus on changing just one small thing that you can stick with.
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