Wedneday Weigh In: I’ll Own It
Alright, so I gained this week, and I fully own it. I made bad choices, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of them (well, until I stepped on the scale this morning, that is).
We had a mini vacation last week, to visit Washington DC as I mentioned in last week’s post. I did OK on a lot of counts:
- walked every day but the travel day home
- got in a run on our busiest tourist day
- ate healthy breakfasts from the hotel buffet consisting of eggs, fruit and yogurt every day
Where I got tripped up was the dinners. As usual for me on vacation, there was more drinking involved. And while none of my dinners were unhealthy (the worst being a lobster crab ravioli…mmmm…..the rest were all protein and vegetable combos), and while I didn’t eat bread anywhere, restaurant food is notorious for being filled with salt and more calories than if you would make it at home.
When we returned home after a long drive on Sunday, we ordered takeout Chinese. And while Szechuan beef is one of the better options, let’s face it: it’s still Chinese food.
So I gained a pound this week. I know why, and it sucks, and I’ll own it. I still feel good about the other good choices I made this week. Here we are with school just starting. This time last year I was six pounds heavier and hadn’t run in over a month. This year I have exercised consistently all summer and feel so much better. So while I’m not happy about August and my post vacation gains, it’s nearly September and I am pointed in the right direction.
Current Week: +1 lb
Total Weight Left To Lose: 16.2 lbs