Did you know yesterday was Wednesday? Apparently I missed the memo. I’m going to blame it on the shortened work week – or the fact that I’m just a flakey blogger.
Last week’s weight: 152.6lbs
This week’s weight: 153lbs
Total Loss: -11.8lbs, this session: -3.8 lbs
So, weigh in… Obviously there was a gain. I know that .4lbs is nothing. I also know that it was most likely water weight since I was feeling super bloated Monday and Tuesday morning. I spent all day Tuesday drinking water and trying to flush out the bloat.
However, in the interest of owning my negative emotions and learning to be a little harder on myself, I was incredibly pissed off and frustrated by this gain. The previous week I finished with my total points in the red. I had negative points, and I still lost 1.2 pounds. This week I still had at least 10 points left, and I gained .4lbs? what.the.hell. I’m not trying to beat myself up over .4lbs, but I do want to reflect on last week, see what I can do differently this week, and set my goals accordingly.
The one major thing I noticed was I drank a lot more than usual last week. I had a beer on four different days. It’s not like I went crazy or something; it’s just that it was a lot more than normal. So this week, it’s no booze. Truthfully, this shouldn’t be a problem for me as I’m not a big drinker anyway. I have no issue turning down drinks at parties and social settings as long as I don’t have one. I can have one beer while watching a game at home or even at a bar, but for some reason once I have one drink in a larger social/ party setting, I have a lot more trouble saying no to the next one. And while I could have one beer watching the game at home or at the bar, I don’t really feel it’s necessary.
The other thing I want to do is make sure I stick to my 26 daily points every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Last week, I was over my daily points most days – mostly as a result of the drinking – even though I did have a small balance of weekly points left. I know there’s no way I’ll stick to 26 points on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but I can mitigate that damage the rest of the days this week. It seems that for me, things work out best when I use my extra points in one fell swoop rather than little by little over the course of the week.
I also need to get my activity points in this week. Last week I came in shy of my goal of 25, but this week there’s no excuse. I have tomorrow and Monday off work and my gym (allegedly) finally opens on Monday. I have plenty of time to do some epic work-outs. I’d like to hit 25 activity points for sure if not 30 this week.
My meeting is “going dark” next week so I probably won’t have a weigh in post next week unless I find another meeting/ location that works for me, but I will come back and set some goals for the following week.