Well, I still don’t have a full-length mirror. This is about the best I can do picture-wise. It was an experiment. My hair is wet, I have a strange expression on my face, but here you go:
Thoughts off the scale
I didn’t feel like my week was as good this week as last week. Saturday I didn’t end up eating very much during the day because of getting ready for my apartment warming. So after we worked out on Saturday night (weights) I was starving, and I…well, I might have hit up the closest place to the gym, which is, of all things, a McDonald’s. But like I said, it was pretty much the only meal I had that day. (Disclaimer: I know not eating isn’t healthy, it was just the way things worked out that day and not something I make a habit of doing.) Sunday was the party and I didn’t keep track at all, I grazed all day on all the goodies I made, but I was mostly busy socializing so I don’t think I did too too badly.
Monday we didn’t hit the gym in the morning because we were doing a bonus night of line dancing that night, but it was at a restaurant so we ate there as well. I chose two smaller-portioned apps and I had 1 and a half pints of Guinness. Last night we line danced again but we were tired from the night before so it probably wasn’t as much of a workout as it usually is. All in all, it wasn’t a bad week, but it definitely wasn’t my best week.
Small goals: a pound a week, slow and steady.
Larger goal: 199, to be below 200 for the first time in my adult life.
Overall goal: Not sure about this yet.
Starting Weight: 227
Today’s Weight 223.8
That’s a 1.4 pound loss this week.
Thoughts after the scale: I can really see the difference now between trying to lose weight with just reducing calorie intake and trying to include working out with that. When I was on Weight Watchers I wasn’t focused on exercise at all, and on weeks that weren’t great but weren’t awful I’d lose .4 or .6. I’d still feel good because it was going in the right direction, but really that sort of weight loss you can make or break by drinking a couple glasses of water or having a sandwich. I’m finding out a lot about the way my body can function when I’m eating well and working out.
Did you make progress toward your goals (whatever they might be) this week?