Usually I post a weigh in on Saturday, but not today since I weighed in on Tuesday when I got to 148 pounds and could weigh in and be free lifetime again at Weight Watchers. But, I thought I would post about the week overall. From a food standpoint it was a really good week. I stay on track the whole week and ended up a little below the 1200 calories a day average that I shoot for.
Activity was down a little since I took two days off from exercise. Most weeks I take off one day, but sometimes I take off two and this was one of the weeks I took off two days. On the days I did exercise, things went well. I did two sessions with the personal trainer and those went great. Today, I went to the Y and did another session on my own as well as doing the elliptical.
I did find that knowing I won’t weigh in most likely until July 11th takes away one tool in my arsenal that I use to stay on track with how much I eat. Since I’m no more than 2 pounds over my goal weight, I don’t weigh in again during June and must weigh in at the first meeting I attend in July. Normally, that would be next Saturday. But, next Saturday is July 4th. So, I’ll probably attend either the meeting tomorrow and it will still be June so I won’t weigh in. Normally, when I know I will weigh in the next Saturday that does keep me focused on staying within my points/calories since I like to have a loss when I weigh in. And, knowing I won’t weigh in until July 1th I haven’t had that motivation to keep on track.
I did stay on track. I just couldn’t rely on that motivation. My self talk was different. Instead of focusing on the short term loss over the course of the week, I talked to myself more about eating well overall over the next two weeks. It was perhaps a subtle difference, but was definitely a little different than before.
What else? Oh, I am a little annoyed I seem to be between sizes right now. Currently I have two pairs of pants that I wear a lot of the time. One pair is size 14 petite jeans. These jeans are way too loose. In fact, I can take them off without unbuttoning them, let alone unzipping them. I also have a pair of size 12 black pants. I noticed the other day that I can now pull them off without unbuttoning or zipping them. I am an apple shape so if these had a higher waist I don’t think I could do that. But, they fall fairly low on the hips.
So, I was at the mall the other evening and decided to check in at Old Navy. The size 12 jeans (a little higher waist than the black pants) were … OK, but a little loose. It wouldn’t take much and they would be too big. I didn’t want to buy jeans that I might wear for less than a month. I then tried the size 10 jeans. And, they gave me a muffin top. So, I didn’t buy either one. I need to go check some other stores.