Alas. I was up this weigh-in. Up 1.0lbs for a new weight of 169.7lbs with a total loss of 81.9lbs.
I’m a bit surprised I must say. I didn’t think I went over my points. I ate a bit differently this week – more carbs in preparation for my race so perhaps that was it. I was bummed, needless to say, and so I bought myself two things to cheer myself up:
1. A grande, no-foam, skinny vanilla latte (3pts). No, I was not soothing myself with food. Well maybe a little. I usually have 2 cups of coffee a day – one at home and one at work. Today I didn’t have my work one so I bought one.
2. A smurf. Yes, that’s right, a smurf. He sits over my desk at home and makes me smile. I have a Papa Smurf I’ve owned since I was a little kid and now this one. 🙂
Well it’s a good thing today’s meeting topic was motivation. Seriously. I have to say it’s getting hard to stay motivated since I’ve only lost 1lb this entire month! I don’t know if my measurements have gone down though, maybe? I’ll measure on the weekend and we’ll see.
I don’t really know what to do differently for next week. I will focus on not eating as many carbs and make sure my protein is up. I’m going to get a new gym program soon also so that should help.
I’ve noticed that when I run for long stretches I tend not to lose that week. Now I don’t know if that’s a muscle thing or an eating thing. This week I plan on taking it easy with the running and maybe get back to some of my Walk Away The Pounds videos to keep moving, but change things up a bit.
One reason is that I’ve gotten a bit of a pain in my left thigh. My (clearly accurate 😉 ) internet self-diagnosis seems to suggest that I might have irritated my IT band. EEK. Don’t want that so I’ve taken 2 days off from running/exercise and tonight I’m doing some specially targeted IT band stretches and taking a bath to relax the muscle.
So I continue on. Not giving up and keeping at it. The worst thing I could do right now is give up and let that scale creep back up.