140s Weigh In!

Finally, I am in the 140s at my Weight Watchers weigh in!  Given being out of town last weekend and then having my mom visiting this week and eating out mid-week (which I don’t usually do), I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out.  In fact, this morning at home I weighed in at 149.1 pounds, which was a full 6 pounds lower than the scale read on Monday morning.  This is a good example of why a big number on the scale after heavier eating than usual may simply reflect fluid retention or other factors other than actual weight gain.

At Weight Watchers I weighed in at 149.6 pounds (higher than home because I had clothes on), which was loss of 1.0 pounds.  But, the huge thing was to be in the 140s where I haven’t been in over 20 years.  I am now only 1.6 pounds away from not having to pay at Weight Watchers and 3.6 pounds away from my Weight Watchers goal of 146 pounds.  My primary goal for June is to at the very least get to 148 pounds (not that 146 wouldn’t be great also).

May was a rough month with lots of eating out (son’s birthday, Mother’s day, family wedding out of town, dining while traveling, etc.).  And, activity was not as high as usual.  Part of that was due to the traveling.  Another big part of it was the raining/flooding in Texas that interfered with my going to the Y or walking outside.

This was also my first weigh in for 3 weeks.  I didn’t really set out to miss 3 weeks of weigh ins, but various events conspired to result in missing 3 weeks.  This week I was happy that I stayed within my  points, even with being out of town last Saturday and Sunday.  I ended up with 5 weekly points left and all my activity points (the week before I overdrew my points due to my eating out so much the day we traveled out of town).  My overall calorie intake this week was a little higher than what I usually aim for and my exercise was down a bit (but still met my minimum that I want).  I think that the pound I lost this week actually reflected some of the loss I would have gotten during the weeks I wasn’t weighing in.  Regardless, I’ll take it.

There was a time when everything this month from eating out more on some special occasions, to changes in routine due to weather and other stuff, and traveling would have gotten me entirely derailed.  And, the main derailing would have been on the exercise front.  I find it easier to stick with my eating plan and to get back on track with eating than I do sticking with exercise.  If I miss exercise several days, it can be weeks until I get back to it.  Well, months.  But, this time I haven’t done that.  I’ve managed to stick with exercising, even if I’ve had to dial it back from time to time.



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