I was expecting a gain, but I wasn’t expecting that much. Since 3500 calories = 1 pound, that would mean I ate 10,500 EXTRA calories? NO WAY. That’s just not possible. I am frustrated that I’m back to where I was 3 weeks ago, especially because I am the only one to blame. I am in control of what I’m eating, and I ate terribly a couple days.
I am not really sure why I overate on Friday. I had a nice relaxing day with friends and wasn’t stressed out at all. I had been stressed all week and managed to keep myself pretty much in check, so maybe this was me rebelling or something. I don’t know. I felt awful on Saturday morning, so that led me to get right back on track. I did GREAT with my eating Saturday and most of the day Sunday, but then I went out and had a huge meal Sunday night that was totally over my points. Ugh.
WHAT I ATE:
I just said last week that I was proud of not giving in to the “I’ll start over tomorrow” mentality, but I think I did that this week. I can’t tell you how many points I used because I stopped counting a few days. I think Saturday was my best day in terms of eating and tracking. I did okay the other days, but it was clear that I was still stress snacking even though I tracked it most days. I am frustrated with myself but I can’t focus on the negative if I want to turn it around. It’s a new day and a new week. I have a clean slate.
HOW I WAS ACTIVE:
I did not stick to my exercise plan AT ALL. I sound like a broken record. Exercise is still the first thing to get cut from my schedule when life gets crazy. Truly, I need exercise even more when life is crazy. I just have to get back to making it a priority! It’s a great stress reliever and it makes me feel better. I have to remember that!
I earned 20 activity points, but 16 of those points were from Sunday. On Sunday, I completed a 9 mile run, yard work, and grocery shopping. I didn’t do ANY of my other planned activities. I really can’t be running once a week and expect to be ready for the half marathon next month! I did hit my baseline activity level every other day, so I guess that’s better than nothing!
GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
- Stay in control and lose something this week.
I really want to lose the whole 2.8 I gained this week, but I don’t know if that’s realistic! I am trying not to put pressure on myself about the number on the scale. It is more important to me that I stay in control and make good decisions. Being in control to me means tracking everything and staying within my points budget. Simple enough, right?
- Use my 49 weekly allowance points but not my activity points.
Let’s face it. We are going out for my brother in law’s birthday on Saturday, so I am NOT going to be perfect. I plan to do my best every other day so I can spend my weekly points Saturday night. I just need to be sure to use flexible restraint and not go completely overboard. I don’t want to use my activity points because I want those to boost my weight loss.
- Run 3 times and complete toning/strength exercises 2 times.
I will run Thursday morning, Saturday morning, and Monday evening. I will complete arm and ab exercises Wednesday night while watching TV, and I will use a fitness DVD on Sunday.
What’s your goal this week? What can you do to accomplish that goal?
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