So I was down 3.3lbs at weigh-in today for a total loss of 82.9lbs and a new weight of (drum roll please!) 168.7lbs!!
What!? I was NOT expecting this. I thought that perhaps I was down this morning, but not a chance I thought it was 3.3lbs. I’ve been feeling bloated the last couple days so I figured that would affect my weigh-in. I also had (sorta, kinda, shhh…don’t say anything) lost a bit of hope and just expected a small gain once again.
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but yes, indeed, I had lost a bit of hope. I have been feeling a bit dejected about everything and was starting to accept the fact that maybe this was going to be a good as it got. I enjoy reading weight-loss and obesity information – health blogs or websites such as: Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes or the Mayo Clinic and something that comes up a lot is that perhaps when one reaches a plateau that’s just as good as it gets and the body isn’t willing to go under. Since the 170s was where I got stuck last time, I knew it was also a mental/emotional issue I had to face as well as (possibly) biological.
Today’s weigh-in gives me a bit of hope that perhaps I can keep going and get to a healthy weight (i.e. under 146lbs). For all intents and purposes I am officially overweight with a BMI of 29. I know I’m overweight too – I’m not one of those people who’s all muscle and BMI is inaccurate. I can definitely be healthier and trim my body fat.
So, the questions remains – WHAT did I do differently this week? Well to be honest, not a heck of a lot. I ate really well all week and felt very in control. I ate all my points each day – no day of going under even by one. I only ate 7 of my weekly points, but I’m pretty sure I underestimated because on Sunday afternoon I had fries and also ate a handful of dark chocolate covered coconut that I didn’t track. The fries I tracked, but I’m not exactly sure how much I ate and the coconut never made it to the tracker since I had no idea how. I also only got in 33 activity points – running three times and one session at the gym with the weights.
I had family visiting over the weekend so there was less time for working out and more eating out, but I managed to stay on track 🙂
Side note – I LOVE the dark chocolate covered coconut! It’s peanut-sized white coconut flesh pieces covered in chocolate I get a local organic bulk store. I don’t get them very often – maybe once a month or so – and always make sure to get a little because I know I can’t save it for another day. They usually get eaten by the end of the night.
So where does this leave me? Cautiously optimistic. I will stay on track this week and hope to see another loss. I’m definitely feeling more in control of my eating and that gives me hope.
I will say that I’m thrilled to be in the 160s in time for my race this Sunday (eek! 10Km race!!) and I’m feeling ready for it. I ran 8K this weekend and 7K today. I have one more run – a 5K on Thursday and then the race. I’ll post afterwards to let you all know how it went 😀