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)
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!"
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?