If you recall from last week's weigh-in post, the past seven days were going to be challenging! For the first time in forever (I know you are singing this like Elsa from Frozen), I was facing 7-consecutive days with social engagements/food challenges. There was even one day with multiple events in one day. I was going to try my best which was all I could do.
I was on plan 4 of the 7 days and did my best to "limit my damage" to just the social engagements.
So Thursday and Friday, I snuck on-plan food into the social engagements (both a Bruins game and a Fundraiser).
On Saturday I started with a 6-mile run before letting myself enjoy some beer and pizza at a friend's bowling event. Did I need 3 slices? NO! But I ate them, enjoyed them and tracked them.
Sunday started off with a 10-mile run with Page before the girls came over for wine and movie. I enjoyed the food and wine with my friends and kept the day around that event on plan.
Monday meant kicking the day off back on plan! It was Day 500 of my runstreak so I focused on that! Plus I ended the day with my favorite double session at the gym: Step and Spin.
Tuesday was the TOUGHEST of the 7 days. I had a work lunch and dinner out. I tried to make the best choices I could while enjoying the free meals. ;) I had a chicken dish for lunch and a steak meal for dinner. Did I go over the Pts I wanted to spend? Absolutely. But I didn't let that roll into the final day.
Wednesday marked the final day of the 7-straight days of social events. I had a group run with the Slumbrew Happy Soles. I opted to run to run club, run with the group then run home. This plan made it easier to say no to the beer, pizza and pretzels provided post run. I also brought my own mid-run snack and passed on the offer of a ride home. I was feeling on top of the world when I got back.
I had made it. 7 days of tough food challenges and I had survived. There were many things I would've improved upon, but I wanted to focus on the pluses:
- I got 100+ oz of water each day
- I tracked or guesstimated every bite, luck or taste
- I splurged on the foods/drinks that were truly worth it
- I didn't beat myself up if I over indulged at one event - I started over the next bite
- I focused on meeting my Good Health Guidelines each day
- I upped my activity level to make sure I had as many Fitpoints available as possible.
I made sure to end the week on a good note by attending my WW meeting.
I was proud of myself so I treated myself to a new water bottle.
So how did the weigh in go?
Current weight: 163.8
Heaviest weight: 235
Weight Watchers Start Weight: 217.4
Goal Weight: 155
Lowest Weight: 150.2
At this point, I quickly thanked the scale gods and ran away to start my Friday! :P I was elated, confused and just happy to be done with such a tough week.
I was looking forward to a lighter weekend.
The wife and I will be heading to Chicago on Friday (March 18) and I am going to enjoy the trip since I haven't been back in 4 years. Once again I will not be completely throwing the plan aside, but I will be doing some indulging for sure.
I was hoping to have a completely low-key week before then, but I now have 3 consecutive work lunches before Friday! Ugh! C'mon folks! :P I will be weighing in Thursday no matter what since we have a 5:30am flight on Friday!
I am once again taking the week bite by bite, but I am proud of myself for sticking with my game plan this past week and NOT just throwing the plan aside when I looked at the challenges that laid ahead.
There will always be challenges so we can only focus on the next bite and deciding for ourselves: how we want to feel after that bite/meal/day!
Am I right?