Yes, yes, I KNOW it’s not a race! :p Well, I was down 0.5lbs today at weigh-in for a new weight of 172.3lbs and a total loss of 79.3lbs.
I haven’t even taken off my gain from last week. Oh my! I’m starting to suspect that what’s behind this is my growing complacency. Yup. I’m not writing *everything* down. The oil or butter I use in my cooking, the extra bite of this or taste of that. It all adds up in the end and as we all know by this point – I’ve been stuggling with the whole “snacking” thing. I put it in quotations because really they’re just mini-binges I’m calling snacks. I start and I can’t stop. I need better strategies to get myself out of the situation to begin with.
On the bright side, I did get my activity in this week. But clearly it was not enough. I know I overate (even if my points tracker didn’t necessarily show it) and it resulted in a smaller loss.
My activity this past week consisted of: walking 7K, running 3 times as part of my 10K training (at least 30mins each time – anywhere between 4.5-5K each time), and weight training twice for a total of 38 activity points.
This week I’m committing to re-setting my mindset and tracking EVERY thing that passes my lips or is used in cooking. I also need to keep my water intake consistent. I’ve noticed that I’m letting it lapse at times. We’ll see if this has any effect. I’ll have to keep it up for 2 weeks before I know as I’m going back out of town for work next week and won’t be able to weigh-in. Not going to let this be a reason to slide though. I have a much more manageable schedule so I should be able to keep up my training and eat well.
I also wonder if it has anything to do with my impending approach to the 160s. I’ve NEVER been in the 160s in my adult life and I wonder if it has me a bit freaked out (unconsciously I think…) I think I’ll have to give this a bit more thought before expanding on it…
Hope every has had a great week 🙂 Have you had any successes this week? Let me know!