Wednesday Weigh In: Lather, Rinse, Repeat
After two weeks of (slight) losses, I’m right on schedule with a sizeable gain this week. It’s a pattern. I recognize that. I get complacent after a few weeks of “being good” and then I decide I can “just have one more”. Or a “little bit” of that. It’s clear that it is a pattern. I need something to shake things up, to give me more accountability. Because clearly the looming deadline that I set for myself hasn’t mattered a whit.
That’s my My Fitness Pal 180 day progress report. According to it, I’m down 5 pounds from my highest weight. But it also tells me that I weigh today exactly what I weighed on November 23. Jeez.
I’m going to try something different here and do a more thorough look at the past week to see where the damage occurred:
Wednesday: MFP says I was 240 calories under goal that day. I ran 6 miles that day.
Thursday: I was over calories by 229. This was a long day with no exercise, most of it spent on a bus to Hartford. I also drank two glasses of wine and an after dinner drink with the Valentine’s dinner my husband made.
Friday: Over again, by 234 calories. Fish and chips for a Friday lent meal, plus two glasses of wine with it. I ran five miles this day.
Saturday: Over by 650 calories. Most of it booze as we had my husband’s cousin over that night, and we always drink together. I did do some strength training this day, one of my DVDs. Enough to be sore, not enough to counteract all of the food and drink.
Sunday: Over by 505 calories, thanks to girls’ night out for a girlfriend’s birthday. No exercise this day due to extremely cold temperatures outside. Really could have and clearly should have done something but didn’t.
Monday: Under by 45 calories. Which should be great but since I ran 4 miles and earned over 400 calories, it means I ate everything I earned….which means I didn’t undo any weekend damage.
Tuesday: Under by 163 calories, a herculean feat accomplished because I knew I would post a gain this week. I did my strength training DVD but you hardly burn anything doing that. Still, not enough to undo the damage.
Food: 3/7 days under goal. Less than 50 %. Two days over by 500+.
Exercise: 5/7 days of exercise. My goal is 45 minutes five days a week. I did 82, 0, 63, 35, 0, 54 and 35. Average: 53.8, so that’s on target. 2 days of strength, 3 days of running.
Well, a close examination of the week tells me right where the problems are. It’s a little eye opening actually. I knew I’d blown it a few times but this shows me much more clearly how one or two bad days really are hard to make up for.
Back at it…..again.
Current Week: +1.6 lbs
Total Weight Left To Lose: 17.8 lbs
Weeks Left to Goal Date: 6 (shouldn’t even bother posting this one anymore)