Well, it’s been exactly a week since my confession and how am I doing on my goals?
Goal #1: Continue to do Weight Watchers, eating fewer activity points & flex points.
I’m definitely still counting my points, every day, and I had a great week. I did, however, eat most of my flex points. But I didn’t cheat & go over! I also did not eat all of the activity points I earned. So, progress!
Goal #2: Start giving up Diet Coke.
Man, oh man, did I start that one. Oof, it’s been rough. This must be a calmer version of what drug addicts go through! Just kidding. I don’t want to make light of that. But it is rough to ween yourself off Diet Coke. I’m drinking unsweet tea to help with caffeine headaches, but it’s certainly not the same. However, I am drinking a TON more water and I can actually feel the difference. I’ll stick with it!
Goal #3: Work out 5 days a week.
Mmmmm…not so much. Yet! I worked out twice this week, and I’m planning to run tomorrow morning, so that’ll make three. However, I do have a schedule worked out for next week, so I just need to stick with it!
Sun. – Zumba and/or Body Pump
Mon. – Color Run 5K!!
Tues. – Spinning or Zumba
Wed. – Run
Thurs. – my first softball game with my coworkers! Go B.A.S.S. Strikers!
So that takes me up to five and I still have Fri. & Sat. to make up one of those if I miss it.
Goal #4: Eat less carbs in the afternoon/evenings.
Sadly, I’m not sure I’ve paid too close attention to that this week. But I know for a fact that I’ve been eating more fruits, veggies and protein in general. Now I just need to make a conscious effort to eat less carbs at dinner.
Goal #5: Get a Dr.’s appt. to discuss my progress (or, lately, lack thereof).
I haven’t done this yet because I’m switching general practitioners. If anyone in Birmingham has a recommendation, please let me know!
All in all, not a bad start, but I’ve still go work to do.
That brings me to my weigh-in. It’s not a pretty sight. When you go on two vacations and you spend days in airports and your family cooks as well as mine, you tend to not think about how you’re supposed to eat. You tend to indulge and revert back to old habits. I wouldn’t quite use the word “binge” because I think of that as something I do in secret, something that is almost mind-numbing and gut busting. But I certainly ate my fill.
So it’s no surprise that I gained several pounds. But I’m thankful that I’ve had the week I’ve had, one where I’ve been on target — even during the weekend — and I plan to replicate that this week and do even better this weekend.
Here’s the sad, sad truth:
Starting weight: 252.4
Last weigh-in: 249.7
Total loss/gain: 3.1
Obviously not the direction I want to be going. My goal is to get those 5 lbs. off quickly. That will mean drastically reducing my consumption of flex points and activity points. So that’s the major goal, plus workouts, that I will focus on this coming week. Also, sticking with water instead of Diet Coke. And although I hate weighing in when it’s close to that time of the month, I will weigh in next Friday to keep this ball rolling.
Gaining weight during vacations stinks! How do you try to avoid that? What tricks have worked for you over the years?