For the third week in a row I weighed in with a loss, losing .2 pounds to get to 49.2 pounds lost.
No, this wasn’t the biggest loss in the world. But, it is the first time since September that I’ve had a loss for 3 consecutive weeks. Since then I’ve every few weeks either had a gain or just a week with no change. It is nice to have 3 weeks of losses.
I do think my loss would have BEEN higher had I not basically been so inactive the last few days. I didn’t feel well and basically didn’t do much starting on Wednesday. I had planned all along to not exercise on Wednesday (I had 4 days in a row before Wednesday). I was out during a lot of the day and was just really tired when I got home (the next day I realized I was actually sick). Thursday, I didn’t feel well at all. I did a 40 minute very low intensity exercise bike ride. By the time I did that I was just sick of sitting/laying around all day and it really did make me feel better just to move my legs. That didn’t burn a huge amount of calories, though, since I was doing this at low intensity. Friday, I still didn’t feel well so didn’t do anything. I think that had I felt better on those days and been able to do well I would have had a better week.
From a food standpoint I had a good week. The biggest danger for me was on Friday. I had 14 weekly points left and had about 14 activity points, so I could have eaten pretty much what I wanted to on Friday. I was really feeling sorry for myself since I had felt bad for 3 days. And, I really wanted to soothe those feelings with food. And, I did have the points to do it. That said, I was really where I wanted to be in terms of points for the week and I knew I would weigh in on Saturday. So, while I could have eaten something decadent on Friday (and still be within my available points), I also knew that it would just momentarily make me feel better. Afterwards, I would wish that I hadn’t strayed from what I planned for the day.
To me, it really helps me to try to focus on my goal of losing weight and asking whether that is more important than eating X right then. And, really, losing weight and sticking to what I had planned was more important to me. So, I ended up having the evening meal and snack I had planned (sadly, not at all decadent). And, of course, today I’m glad that I did stick with that plan.
I am not 100% yet, but I’m feeling much better today than I was for the last 3 days. I want to get back into activity and continue on with where I was last week before I got sick.