I am beginning to be a well oiled machine, on the weekdays. It’s the weekend that is killing my timing belt.
Starting Weight: 282.8
Last Week’s Weight: 254.2
This Week’s Weight: 254.2
This Week’s Loss: Nada
Total Loss To Date: 28.6
Can I tell you a secret? Shhhh, come closer. I don’t track my food. Not even a little. And I haven’t been since the beginning of my kickstart on April 2. Not tracking actually works for me, even though the scale isn’t showing it. I started working out this week again and if my muscles weren’t so sore and retaining water I would have seen a loss. Oh, and if I wouldn’t have eaten like a crazy person over the weekend.
Like I said before, I am great on the weekdays. Monday through Friday afternoon I eat well and I see a consistent loss on the scale daily (this is why I don’t track), and then the weekend comes and we run errands, schedules get thrown off and everything goes down the poop shoot.
This last weekend was no exception and I ate a plant-based diet, but it was more of the crap of the plant that I ate (white pasta and a whole lot of bread). I did not focus on eating nutrient dense foods and come Monday I was up 3 pounds from the salt. it took me the rest of this week to get back down to what I was last week and then add in exercise and sore muscles? I knew a loss wasn’t in the books.
I’ve been told several times from Dr’s and Health professionals that losing weight with some of my conditions will be difficult and frustrating (like losing weight aren’t those things already!). I’ve mentioned before that I have Hypothyroidism, and POS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), both conditions are a never-ending cycle of fat. Even when I see a perfect week of eating and exercise I will only see a 1 pound loss and I will admit that it does get frustrating.
The Silver Lining
I will admit that my new way of eating has been a huge point of positivity in my life. Not only does it improve my mind and body, but if I do it correctly I don’t EVER have to track my food (something I was getting use to having to do for the rest of my life). This is enough for me to say NO to the junk foods that frequently call my name. Isn’t tracking food one of the most daunting, annoying things about converting to a healthy lifestyle?
It has also helped me to eat more intuitively, and with the kind of foods I am eating I feel satisfied, lighter, and it gives me more energy throughout the day.
I feel like I’ve got off on a tangent so let me bring it back around to my point. I am not disappointed that I didn’t have a loss this week. I know that I had a bad weekend, but I didn’t let it get me down and ruin the rest of my week.
This weekend I have a goal to continue good eating throughout Saturday & Sunday. That includes when we go out on Friday night. It is all about making the body work together like a well oiled machine, sustaining the good feeling that I have had all week-long through the weekend.
Happy Thursday All!!!