I lost more than one pound!!!!!!
OK. 1.2. But still! I was hoping for a full pound, and I got a little more, so I’m one happy camper.
Starting weight: 252.4
Last weigh-in: 254.0
Total loss/gain: +0.4
As I said in my post from earlier today, I do think I’ve finally hit my stride. I can more easily balance once-in-awhile treats with everyday sweet cravings. For instance, if I need something sweet, fruit or a small chocolate dessert (like a Weight Watchers ice cream bar) has become more sufficient. I’m not constantly craving huge pieces of cake or dozens of cookies. At least, not all the time!
I’ve also been cooking a lot more in the evenings, and bringing my lunch to work more frequently, which I know is a huge help. Simply being able to measure the points for my food accurately makes a big, big difference. Trying to guess as closely as possible when it comes to restaurant food is a tricky thing. I tend to err on the side of counting too many points, rather than being stingy, but I’d rather be dead-on, and the best way for me to do that is to prepare my meals myself.
Next week I want to work on a couple things:
1. Preparing more lunches. I have lunch plans for Wed., but otherwise I’m wide open, which means I could pack my lunch 4 out of 5 days. That will be my goal!
2. Working out 3 times in addition to softball. I’ll write more about softball later but, suffice it to say, I don’t move around as much as I’d like to when we’re playing because … well, I’m not one of our clutch players. In fact, I pretty much suck. I’m enjoying playing and I do the best I can, but I certainly can’t count it as one of my weekly workouts. So, back to hip-hop dance class on Mondays, running on Tuesdays, and some kind of weight training or Body Pump on Wednesdays. I’ll supplement those three days with walks/runs (or whatever I can fit in!) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
3. Eating less Flex Points. I say this every week and, though I do mean it, I am happy with the weight I’m losing every week. I just think if I ate less Flex Points, I may get a consistent 1-2 lbs. off per week. So I want to try to eat only half of my Flex Points (25) throughout next week.
What are your goals for the upcoming week? How do you balance “fun” activities with more rigorous workouts?