#FaceItFriday: I Went Into The Negative... Let's See What Happened!

Does the title give it away that I had quite a week last week in terms of food/booze? :P

After a tiny loss last week (0.2 = a stick of butter), I went into this past week worried with how it would go. I had more social engagements this past week than I have in total since re-joining WW in January. :P 

My goal for the week was to just track everything. I wouldn't deprive myself of the things I wanted. I told myself I would only have booze and splurge during the first 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) then I would get right back on track during the rest of the week.

Over the weekend, I had a long run, an engagement party and a lunch out with the ladies. 

When I was preparing for the engagement party, I realized I was out of fruit/veggies to bring with me to the party to snack on. I had bought booze to bring, but forgot to get food for me. I picked Tori up from her game convention and we headed to the party. I was going in without a plan besides tracking. I didn't want to overdo it since I had the lunch day.

But well... life! I had 2 slices of pizza, 2 of the hose delicious m&m cookies from Stop & Shop, fritos/dip and wine. Oh friends it was delicious... and worth every point. I did make sure everything I took to eat was going to be worth it. In fairness, I did down a ton of cucumbers, celery and carrots as well.

I went home, tracked everything to the best of my ability and ended in the negative. Well not the thing you really want to see on Day 2 of your week, but life. Right?

And really if I knew I wasn't going to track it, I would've eaten and drank more. 100% guaranteed on that one. :P

I woke up Sunday morning ready for a fun Spin class and lunch with friends. I told myself I would keep the splurging for that day just to lunch... and I did. I had a pulled pork sandwich, some chicken tenders, fries and 2 beers. All worth it. All tracked. I wish I had gotten a pic of my tracker that day. 

I had 81 points that day which would make me think that would put me around -80 or so by the end of the weekend.

When I woke up Monday morning, I told myself I would do my best to stick to my Daily Points Target (DPT) for the next 4 days. 

And you know what... I did! I made sure I was fully fueled for all of my workouts, but I made it out and I had actually knocked the negative from -80(something) to -40.

I was wicked proud of myself. I put in some extra time on my bike trainer and avoided over-snacking during a snowstorm that hit Boston on Tuesday. #Winning.

I went into today's weigh-in expecting a gain. But I was okay with that. I had enjoyed the weekend and hit my goal of tracking everything AND only using points on things that were worth it to me.

Workouts this past week:

Friday - 45 min strength training class + 1600m swim
Saturday - 15 mile run
Sunday - 45 min Turnstyle Spin class
Monday - 2000m swim
Tuesday - 90 min bike trainer
Wednesday - 45 min strength training class + 45 min Flywheel class
Thursday - 60 min bike trainer + 45 min Flywheel class

Overall this past week I again focused on my daily habits app and the guidelines I set week 1:

  • Tracked every bite, lick and taste. Tracking streak is at 52 days (including today)!
  • Earned 4 blue dots on my WW app (which means I was within a certain number of pts of my daily points target)
  • Drank at least 100oz of water every day (Today is Day 52)
  • Blogged every day (Today is Day 50)
  • Logged at least 10k steps (Today is Day 40)
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I had a kickass strength training class this morning, using it like one of those Last Chance Workouts on Biggest Loser. Well my version of it. ;)

I got to Weight Watchers, changed into my weigh-in dress and met Tara at the scale. I didn't have high hopes, but then Tara said: "You are going to be happy!"

DOWN 2.2!

HOT DAMN!!! Happy to be down 13.6 lbs since Jan 27... 10 to go!

Total Lost: 70.0 (52.4 with WW)
Current weight: 165
Heaviest (recorded) weight: 235
Weight Watchers Start weight: 217.4
Goal weight: 155
Lowest weight: 150.2

Let's just say I am happy that on Monday morning I dug deep and used the negative number as a motivator rather than using it as an excuse to see how truly "bad" I could make this week. No throwing in the towel this week.

And it paid off.

Gotta love when you put the trust in the plan... 

I am fully prepared mentally for my first gain, but I am truly shocked and excited over the progress to date.

I feel happy, healthy and on the path back to the "me" I want to be. 

Besides getting back to tracking and refocusing my mind, getting back to meetings has been the difference maker. Truly. I owed a lot of my success to the WW meetings. 

Plus it is some good "me" time... we all need that right?