I weighed in today down .8 pounds to 148.6 pounds. I actually had a great week. It was my best week of this year in terms of steps, calories burned, and calories eaten. I was within my points goal for the week as well. I walked on the treadmill 5 days this week ranging from 20 minutes to 35 minutes.
This was also the 4th week in a row that Fitbit says I had a calorie deficit. This was important because I have tended to be inconsistent the last few months where I haven’t put together several good weeks. The post-surgery swelling hasn’t totally gone away but seemed a bit better. I do still have some days where I have a lot of swelling.
I would have liked to have been at 148 so I wouldn’t have to pay. And, except for one thing I think I might have gotten there (or close to it). Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday so we ate out. I was super careful what I ate and planned before going to the restaurant. I typically have a pattern that I use on “good” weeks. I usually eat the highest calories and points on Saturday and Sunday. We usually go out to eat on those days. Then, Monday is a low calorie/point day. Tuesday through Thursday are in the middle, sort of the default. Then, Friday is another low calorie/point day. So most of my weekly points are eaten on the weekends. Maybe a few on Tuesday through Thursday and none on Monday and Friday. This usually works well so that I am at my lowest weight on Saturday when I weigh in.
Because of the birthday yesterday, I made Thursday the lower calorie day and Friday I ate a little more although more like what I would usually eat on a Thursday not what I would eat on a weekend day when I would eat out. So, on paper, I actually had a calorie deficit of 475 calories for yesterday.
But, eating out at a restaurant involves eating higher sodium foods. Let’s see. I’ll go check my food record. I ate about 2000 mg more sodium Friday than I ate Thursday. And, when I eat more sodium that really increases my swelling the next day. Given all that I think there is a good chance I would have been down more this morning if I hadn’t eaten out on Friday.
All of that said, I was really happy with the week. I was particularly glad that I walked on the treadmill 5 days. I took it fairly slowly since it has been a long time since I really consistently used the treadmill. But, getting back in that habit is important.