On the one hand, I lost weight this week. I lost .2 pounds, to get to 158.8 pounds. On the other hand, it was aggravating because I’ve been here before!
What is super aggravating to me was that I had a great week. My eating was really good. I ended the week with 18 weekly points and 5 activity points left over. This was better than the last few weeks. I also exercised twice (90 minutes total), which I hadn’t done in months. I walked one day outside and rode the exercise bike the other. So, I burned more calories.
According to data from Fitbit and food calories from recording at MyFitnessPal, I had a calorie deficit of 2046 calories this week. For the 5 weeks prior to this week, my calorie deficit (in reverse order) was 1315, 1294, 1262, 1747, and 1789. Now, I recognize these aren’t exact, but the point is that my calorie deficit this week was more, but I’m back where I was on December 20th. This was also aggravating as my weight on the scale was a little less a couple of days ago and I ate fine on Thursday and Friday (29 points and 26 points, respectively).
this kind of thing tends to cause me I tend to use this kind of thing as an excuse to lose focus. I am determined not to do that this time. I actually think I may have an idea what is going on with my weight jumping up at the end of the week. I need to look back at my 2014 data, but if I’m right I’ll post about it soon.
One thing that I did do was exercise today. I was really tired today. I didn’t sleep well last night, not getting to sleep until after 4:30 (I went to bed, just not to sleep). After Weight Watchers, we went out to eat at Sweet Tomatoes. I was happy with my choices there, so felt good about that. However, by the time we got home I was really tired. I played on the computer awhile then took a break to read through a blog (I love to find an existing blog with a large archive and then go back and read it straight through). While I was doing this, though, I was almost dropping my iPad because I keep drifting off to sleep. I finally decided to take a 30 minute nap. I never fell asleep but stayed there 45 minutes (I thought the alarm was set, but it wasn’t). I decided to get up and was just going to read.
But, then I decided that being tired wasn’t really a good excuse for no activity today. I’m only at about 1500 steps right now. It was way too cold to walk outside today, but I had that recumbent bike just sitting there.
So, I put on the heart rate monitor, hopped on, put the iPad on the stand and read the blog while doing a low intensity 40 minute walk.
This wasn’t the most intense workout ever and my heart rate didn’t get very high, but I burned a whole lot more calories than I would have just sitting on the bed reading!