Well I didn’t lose anything this week, but I didn’t gain either! After losing 3 pounds over the past two weeks, I can’t be too upset about this. I didn’t meet my goals from last week. If I had, maybe this number would have been different. That’s something for me to keep in mind moving forward this week.
Oddly enough, I didn’t feel out of control or binge-y (is that even a word?!). I just ate more than I needed to. I didn’t pay attention to my fruit and other zero point items like I had been for awhile there. I did run 3 times as planned, but I didn’t do my strength/toning exercises at all. Sigh.
WHAT I ATE:
I intended to use only 30 of my weekly points allowance. Instead, I used all 49! I also ate most of my activity points (21) which I normally wouldn’t do. Like I said last week, I know it’s not cheating to use them. I just may not want to use all of them if I want to boost my weight loss. I am proud that I still measured and tracked everything, even the food at the race! In the past, I wouldn’t have tracked food that I didn’t know the exact points for which would lead me to saying “I’ll start over tomorrow” and then eating even worse the rest of the day. The fact that I didn’t do that on Saturday is a small victory for me!
HOW I WAS ACTIVE:
I earned 26 activity points again last week! I ran 2.5 miles Wednesday, 5 miles on Saturday, and 4 miles on Monday. Friday night the hubby and I walked at the park after dinner. We also walked around several stores on Sunday. Although I didn’t do a formal workout on the other days, I did hit my baseline activity level every other day!
I’m pleased that I completed my 3 runs even though I didn’t get my strength training in like I wanted. This seems to be a recurring issue. Obviously I don’t want it bad enough or I would be doing it.
GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
- Stay in control and aim to lose 0.8 pounds.
Since I didn’t do it last week, I’m going to try again this week! It is more important to me that I stay in control and make good decisions, but I would really love to lose that 0.8 pounds. Losing 0.8 would put me at 150 pounds even, and it would be my lowest weight ever.
- Use my 49 weekly allowance points but not my activity points.
I am trying to be realistic this week. It’s a 3 day holiday weekend. I do not want to be super strict and feel deprived. I don’t want to use my activity points because I want those to boost my weight loss. When I was losing regularly, I typically didn’t eat back my activity points. Using my weekly allowance still gives me flexibility that I need!
- Run 4 times and complete toning/strength exercises 2 times.
I will run Wednesday evening, Friday morning, Saturday morning, and Monday evening. I will use a fitness DVD on Friday and Sunday.
What’s your goal this week? What can you do to accomplish that goal?
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