This would be the days where the 1% of blogging I hate comes to show its ugly face. The weigh in days where I gain. And it wouldn’t be so bad if it was a little, but it was not a little. Here is the ugly truth:
Starting Weight: 282.8
Get to Fifty in Sixty Starting Challenge Weight (April 30, 2012): 257.2
Last weigh in (May 3, 2012): 255.4
This Week’s Weigh in: 258.4
Total Loss: +3 GAIN
Total Overall Loss: 24.4
I didn’t expect big things from this past week. I went on vacation, and although I stuck pretty good to my off limit foods, I still ate a lot. A lot of things that I have not been use to eating lately, like meat. My digestive track has not been the same since I came home and it seems that it is one more shining example of how my body truly wants to eat. Also, proportions. Although avocados are good for you and a “healthy fat”, I have been eating my weight in them lately. I’m sure a little measuring wouldn’t hurt me!
I have been tracking my food with Myfitnesspal, but I haven’t been calculating up the calories in a recipe until AFTER I’ve already eaten it. Kind of defeats the purpose. I just need to do a little planning ahead and calculate the calories previously in the day so I know how much I can eat.
I also did not get one workout in in the last 7 days. I think this has been one of the longest stretches I have had without working out. Since this is an important part of weight loss I have made it a priority to get in some exercise everyday. First, I need to take the weight class they make you take at our gym so that you can have access to their weight rooms. I really have been missing lifting, and a routine is one of the key elements to me working out consistently. I found this out when I completed NROLFW last year.
I have a small running program from Women’s Health that I am going to start doing next Monday (which I will write a post on in more detail), and until I figure out a good weights routine I will be combining some of the lifting schedule from The New Rules of Lifting for Women.
Gaining weight is frustrating, but I’m not letting it get me down. There are a lot of people out there who have worse circumstances than me, and have overcome their battles to shine in the end.
I’m sure that you have seen this video all over the internet, but it hits me hard. I have watched it like 3 times and I cry every time. It is hard to not feel completely inspired by what this man has accomplished. It makes my life seem so easy.
Back on track, and I WILL see a loss next week! Happy Thursday everyone!