Wednesday Weigh In: Wrong Direction
Ugh! I’m up 1.2 lbs this week and I’m not entirely sure why.
I mean, I haven’t been perfect. I know that. But have I been so bad as to merit that kind of gain? I don’t think so, I truly don’t. I’m higher than I’ve been since October, which pisses me off. We did have my son’s birthday this weekend, but I ate seriously the smallest slivers of cake. We had celebration dinners but I stuck with mostly protein and veggies. I’ve had better runs, longer planks, harder bootcamp classes. What gives?
Who knows. But I do know that some of my habits need a bit of reality check:
1. Bread. My husband likes bread with dinner and it was one of the first things to go when I lost weight before. But lately, I’ve been letting myself have a slice (sometimes two) with dinner. It’s not a huge thing, but probably 75-150 calories each day I do it. Four times in a week that could be hundreds of calories.
2. Alcohol. I’ve said it too many times to count, but I really should rein in my wine consumption. If I look at my food logs, on the days that I’m over it usually is partially, if not fully, due to glasses of wine. And not only the calories, but I worry about what else it is doing to my body. I’m not saying I’m ready to teetotal or anything, but I really need to look at the habit seriously and make some changes.
I think just working on those two things this week and keeping the rest of my good habits in order is where I am at. I’m still planking every day and still running every day (hoping today isn’t my waterloo….there’s a lot of snow outside and my treadmill is on its last legs….we got a new one but it doesn’t get delivered for a week). I’m still making more good food choices than bad. So I’ll chalk this week’s gain up to Whatever and move on from it.
Current Week: + 1.2 lbs
Total Weight Left To Lose: 14.4 lbs