Yes, it is halfway through 2017. Actually, it seems like the year has just begun. So, where am I at this point?
This last 6 months hasn’t really been great. From a weight standpoint, this has been the most difficult period since I got back to goal in the summer of 2015. At my December, 2016 weigh in, I was at 142.8 pounds. In June, I was at 146.8 pounds. My Weight Watchers goal weight is 146 and I am free lifetime so long as I don’t weigh above 148 pounds. Since I got back to goal, I’ve been above that mark exactly once. That was in April when I weighed in at 148.4 pounds. Since, then I’ve gone down. But, I am expecting to be above 148 when I weigh in this Saturday.
And, the weight gain has been for predictable reasons. Part of it was overeating. I have been up and down the entire year. January was a good month and I weighed in at 141.6 in February. I think that led to some over-confidence and lack of focus on eating. And, I was up to 147 in March. I was more careful for awhile then went off the rails and was above 148 in April. I then got it together the last 2 weigh ins, but overate when I was sick for about 10 days and I still have swelling from my surgery in May.
My goals at the start of the year were to cook more at home and to rejoin the Y and start strength training again. I’ve done some of the cooking at home. I get maybe a C on that one. I am cooking more at home, but not as much as I planned. The bigger problem has been that some of my food choices haven’t been great. I am toying with the idea of signing up for one of those meal preparation services for maybe 3 dinners a week where they send you the ingredients and you cook the food. This would replace one of our dining out times during the week which I think would help with the eating and staying within my calorie/points goals. [Read more…]