Wow, this is going a lot slower than I hoped. Like gridlock slow.
Weight: 167.8 lbs.
Arms: 11.75 inches
Chest: 41 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 42.5 inches
Thighs: 24 inches
While I’m not happy I didn’t lose anything, I’m also not upset that I didn’t gain (much). In my mind I had this vivid picture of me on the rowing machine, eating fists full celery, ending the day with piles of leftover points and sweating pounds off by the minute. Now, last week I came to terms with the fact that that just isn’t realistic for me and that I am going to consume all of my Weight Watchers points for the week. What I don’t think I’ve come to terms with is how slow (or all together absent) my weight loss is going to be if that is my plan. I’m just not making progress like I’d hoped.
I didn’t do good. I didn’t do bad. I had a dinner out with friends planned for the weekend so I tried to save my points throughout the week in preparation for that. I didn’t do so hot. Turns out there was a street festival along the street my husband works and we decided to take the boy and make a family outing of it. We had a great time and I managed to choose the best food options available. But, a street festival is a street festival so the best option, while very tasty, still wasn’t that great for the old points bank. Neither was the guava and cream cheese pastelitos. I did finish the week with a scant 5 extra points to apply to dinner on Saturday. But, with that, the street festival and then apple picking/fall festival with friends on Sunday, I went over on my points by 10. All said and done, that really isn’t as bad as it could have been. But, not that bad doesn’t equal good.
I actually did pretty well last week working out. Remember what I said about not being able to do both in a week? It’s either a good diet week and a bad workout week or vise versa. Last week was a vice versa week. I worked out pretty hard 3 days last week with some intense HIIT workouts that had me sweating really bad. I also did an extraordinary amount of walking all weekend (Sunday included many hills for which my butt still hurts). So, exercise pretty much save me from gaining 5 lbs again. Thank you exercise, I appreciate you.
Last week I tried to tell myself that I am okay with how much I am eating and how many points I am using. Last week I think I lied to myself. I’m struggling to really commit and dig in and so I’m trying to adjust my expectations. But, I don’t think that’s really working either. This week I am going to really put some thought into my plan and try to find out if I’m being realistic about my ability to be strict or if I am being lazy. Because, right now, I can’t tell. If I’m being honest, I think I am being lazy. I don’t know what that means in the weeks to come. We’ll see…
If you weren’t around last week you can check out that post here.
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