Today was a good weigh in. I lost 1.2 pounds to get to 174.4 pounds.
This brings my total loss to 33 pounds with just over 28 pounds to get to a normal BMI. This, however, gives me an official Weight Watchers weigh in within the overweight BMI range. Yes, as I posted before, I know that just because I’m not obese according to BMI, I can still be obese by other measures such as waist size or body composition. Still, it has been important to be to get into BMI overweight category and my goal was to do it by my birthday which is next Friday. I’m happy to make that goal early and was very happy to lose over a pound this week.
It was my best week in a long time. I did really well on food, averaging 30.3 WW Points Plus a day. Fitbit says my average daily calorie deficit was about 679 calories. I went on long walks 5 days this week and averaged 6958 steps a day which was a big improvement. I had been a little disappointed last week by a .4 loss when I had also done well last week. This week is an example of how the scale eventually catches up if you just keep doing what you need to do for weight loss. By sticking with what I know works (watching my eating and walking a lot), then the loss will show up even if the scale doesn’t always totally cooperate on every Friday.
My husband got his star this week for losing 70 pounds and is only .8 away from goal. He had a good loss this week. He had been plateauing a bit the last little bit, so he actually started tracking his calories on My Fitness Pal (he usually tracked WW Points Plus in his head) and doing that seems to have really helped him. He wants to get to goal by my birthday which is next Friday. Whether he makes it then or not, he should get there really soon. So, he will certainly be motivated to eat carefully this week.
We ate lunch at Red Lobster today. Normally, we wouldn’t do that on a Friday after WW, but we were going to rent our son an apartment for the fall (he is a college student commuting from home right now but for his last 2 years he wants to live closer to the school). He wanted seafood, so we went to Red Lobster. I seriously thought about the 4 course feast which has a dessert. It isn’t bad, except for the dessert, but with my birthday coming up in a week, I decided to not spend so much on a meal. I ended up having 2 biscuits, side caesar, grilled salmon, and snow crab legs (with lemon juice not butter), and broccoli. It was 850 calories, 20 Points Plus so I felt fine about it. This week I will eat carefully since I have my birthday coming up on Friday and I want to be in good shape for that.
How was your week?