I am linking up a little late with Gina at Teaching with a Touch of Pixie Dust for Slim Down Saturday.
Let’s get right down to business. Here are my stats for the week:
OK, let’s be real. The reason I am linking up late is I was feeling down in the dumps. I was not happy with my number on the scale. I lost .2lbs. Really .2 are you kidding me?? I felt like I had been super good on my diet this past week and I really expected more. I thought if I waited until this morning maybe the number would be better. NOT! In fact it was .2 up from yesterday. But I am reverting to yesteday’s number since that is the day we were supposed to link up anyway and I didn’t want to post a ZERO.
I am trying to look at the factors. Could it be water weight? Maybe, I didn’t drink as much water this week, which actually makes you hold on to water. I may not be eating enough calories? Sometimes your body rebels when it thinks it is starving. There were a few days when I barely had a 1,000 calories. I wasn’t trying to be that low, I was just super busy during the day and still had like 700 calories to go by dinner. Now if I went to Jack-n-The Box that would have been easy to do. But when you have half a plate of veggies and some lean protein, it is not so easy. Honesty I just wasn’t hungry after all the veggies. SO, I will try to be sure I even out my calories better this week.
Yet another factor could be the thing I failed at AGAIN. I did not exercise this week. I know that for me exercise makes all the difference in losing weight at a faster rate. I have done this a time or two, or three, or four. I have always been like a yo-yo with my weight, since I was 17.
Something I did right this week was cook whole foods almost every meal. One evening we were out late and opted for Panda Express, I had steamed veggies and Teriyaki Chicken with no sauce so I made the best of what could have been a bad situation. I already shopped yesterday and have my menu for the week so I am sticking with that plan despite my less than stellar results in the weight department. I will say at least my jeans feel looser.
My to do better is obviously exercise, and my goal is 10,000 steps a day in addition to a weight or cardio work out at least 3 days. It has been so hard to get to the gym and I am letting that be an excuse, but no more. I know that once I get going it will be so much easier and soon become a welcome habit. I dug my fitbit out of drawer and it is charging so it will be all ready for the morning. Progress right?
My quote for this week is…
I think that pretty much sums it up. Hope you all are doing well with your healthy eating and exercise plans. Leave me a comment and let me know how you’re doing, even if you haven’t linked up you can be in on the accountability! I would love to be your cheerleader! Make it a great week friends!