Belated #FaceItFriday: Thank You Scale Gods

Oh friends I am wicked sorry for the delay in my #FaceItFriday post!!! I tried to get it done Friday, but between work and heading to a fellow Tedy's Team teammate's Fundraiser I ran out of time. Then as soon as I got home from my 20-miler on Saturday, I was hit by that bloody cold that has been doing around. Folks I didn't leave the house between Saturday afternoon and now. I am over this. Haha.

So in the end thank you all for your patience and let's see how this past week went...



Okay the week didn't go well in terms of my food choices, but I enjoyed all of the choices I made... even though they weren't the "better" one in the moment.

So let's see.

On Friday, March 17 -  I was down 2.2 pounds and was SHOCKED. I got a surprise awesome weigh-in on the same day as St. Patrick's Day.

There might have been a little - "let's celebrate!" going on in my mind. But I made sure to keep it in check since I knew I would have that night out with my wife, Saturday (3/18) was another night out and then Sunday (3/19) I would be having my friends over for wine afternoon.

I went in with the best intentions, but unfortunately ended the weekend with...

Negative 154 pts. You read that right. On Sunday (3/19) I had ROUGHLY a 141 pt day. I definitely did a lot of throwing pt values in the tracker and guesstimating as best as possible.

While we had fun and drank and snacked, my stomach was NOT a fan of me on that Monday morning. Haha. It had gotten used to NOT eating/drinking completely off the walls.

The plan was to get back on track on Monday, but then I ended up going out with my boss on Monday and my work team on Tuesday. Oof. This was not going in the right direction.

By Wednesday morning, I was at -250! Oh dear lordie. At this point, I had yet to earn a blue dot.

Now at this point, I could've thrown my hands up and said I couldn't restart until Friday, but I wasn't going to do that.

On Thursday I earned my ONE blue dot for the week and ended the day ON POINT. Well just 1 pt over my DPT.

But I had done it. I reached my "Z" goal for the week. 

I was proud of myself for sticking with the tracking and even though it was guesstimating, I owned all of the choices from the week.

I didn't hit my workouts for the week as I took a rest day since I had my 20-miler on Saturday and didn't want to go in to it exhausted.

Workouts this past week:

Friday - 45 min strength training class + 2000m swim
Saturday - 11.11 mile run
Sunday - 2.99 St. Patrick's Day race
Monday - 45 min Flywheel class
Tuesday - Rest Day
Wednesday - 45 min bike trainer + 1800m swim
Thursday - 60 min bike trainer + 45 min Flywheel class

This also meant I had to skip my strength training class before weigh-in since that wouldn't have been my best move the day before my 20-miler.

Not having to wake up at 5:15 and sleeping in til 7am was a treat.

Needless to say I was less than confident in any sort of good showing at the scale, but I needed to go to the meeting to reset my mind for the next week. I needed to be with a group of people that get it!

I waited for Tara and her scale to be open and I stepped up...

Down 0.4 lbs! Say whhaaa?????

14.0 lbs since Jan 27... 9.6 to go!

Total Lost: 70.4 (52.8 with WW)
Current weight: 164.6
Heaviest (recorded) weight: 235
Weight Watchers Start weight: 217.4
Goal weight: 155
Lowest weight: 150.2

I literally thanked the scale gods and ran away before the they took that loss away!!! Haha.

I am proud of myself for tracking everything and putting up at least 1 good day at least. I forgave myself for the choices I wished I had changed. I looked forward to the next.

Now this past weekend was just as trying, but I will leave that for next week's #FaceItFriday!

Have you ever experienced a week as "in the negative" as mine? ;)