Last week, I weighed in at 0.6 pounds heavier than the week before. After having a huge drop like I had had (6.2 pounds) I kind of expected to be up...even only slightly, so I wasn't surprised. It's always good not to be surprised at the scale.
How has it gone this week? Actually, I have had a fantastic week in the Tracking department.
I gotta tell ya...tracking is really the key to this whole accountability thing. If I don't track what I eat, I conveniently forget how much and what I ate. So, tracking really is the key to me feeling confident and comfortable about my food intake and my activity. I bet lots of my Facebook friends think it's stupid that I share my workouts, but for me...I NEED THAT. Seriously. I need to post what I did. I don't care if anyone "likes" it or comments on it or anything like that...I NEED TO POST IT. It makes me feel more accountable for getting my activity in. I'm in a support group on FB where I also post what I've eaten. It helps us to support each other and again...I NEED to post it somewhere and be accountable somewhere.
Back to my week: unfortunately, I have used quite a bit of my 49 point weekly allowance as of Tuesday night. That's strange for me, I don't usually do that. However, I do have about 10 more activity points than usual for this point in the week.
How did I use so many of my 49 point weekly allowance? Well, Dominic's birthday was Friday and we ordered Papa John's pizza. And...well, I ate more of it than I probably should have. The good news is that I tracked it all! I also had a couple of Skinny Girl Margaritas this week...and while those are favorable in the PointsPlus category, I hadn't really drank any alcohol for a couple of weeks...so they are points I hadn't been using that I did use this week.
How did I end up with more activity points? I didn't take the weekend off from exercising! I swam 2000m on Saturday in about 45 minutes and it was a fabulous workout. That right there equated to 10 activity points, by the way! Then Sunday, the weather was gorgeous and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to run in shorts and a t-shirt in the middle of January. We're back to the crazy freezing temps now, so I am relegated to the treadmill. But it was nice to get activity in on the weekend and therefore, including Tuesday, I have had 9 straight days of some sort of workout.
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I want to do a recap again, but I really want to hit my 10% goal first. So I'm not going to do it this week. One really positive thing that's been happening recently is that people are telling me they can see my hard work paying off. Mostly they say, "Michelle, you look great!" or ask if I'd lost some weight. It's nice when people notice.
Another non-scale victory is that it really is time to go through my closet and get rid of all the too-big pants and tops. I have a section now that I literally cannot wear because the pants sag too much, and the tops don't stay up on my shoulders properly. That is cool. The thing holding me back is actually trying on the clothes from my "smaller" section of my closet because I'm afraid of them being tight. So...I guess I'll wait another week or two, I will survive with a set of clothes I've been wearing most of the last couple of weeks.
When we went to the KU game on Saturday, they had "XL" t-shirts for everyone that said "Sixth Man" on the front for a picture they were taking (color-coded Crimson and Blue). I put it on, but seriously...Way. Too. Big. and that also made me feel good.
So, I will continue to work. I have this little goal in the back of my head that I want to be done paying for WW by April. So I need to get under the upper end of that "healthy range" so I can start my 6 weeks of maintaining that and get my Lifetime Membership!
Hope you are having a great week!