Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!!
On my last weigh in day, my moving average was 188.2… meaning a GAIN!! 🙁
This morning, I weighed in at 189.8. This would mean my body is settling in around 190 again… The bain of my existence is the fact that my body settles at my “chubby” weight.
My current Happy Scale Results are as follows:
It seems like I’m a crazy person lately with school starting and hubby having a crazy busy schedule. My aim is to not be discouraged!!
I have to admit something — I haven’t been eating with my goals in mind! As soon as I’m not on a diet plan, I feel the need to indulge in my favorite foods and larger portions. Pushing through this phase and finding a new rhythm will be key to my long term success.
It’s hard to fight the urge to panic and jump back on a diet. Whenever I see the scale tip up, I feel the immediate need to jump on weight watchers or 21 day fix or something… but (as discussed previously) that hasn’t yielded long term success for me. In fact, I have a tendency to prefer tracking, charting, and counting my food — to the point where it becomes all I think about!
In the past month, when I was on vacation and now that I’m home and back to work, I haven’t obsessed over food like I used to. I only really think of it when I’m packing my lunch or planning the week’s shopping trip – but it’s not an obsession. I’m not worrying constantly about when I’ll get to eat next or if I’ll be satisfied. I just eat when I’m hungry.
Goals for this week
As far as food goals and weigh loss goals, this week I’m going to aim for each of the following:
- Eat real food, at home, at least 15 times this week (15 meals — snacks don’t count for this tally)
- Stop when I’m full!
- Be active every day!
I’ve been able to maintain activity every day — if it’s walking the dog, or a 12 mile run, or just doing the family grocery shopping all by myself in 100+ degree heat — so that’s an “easy” goal. Something new is the gym at my work. Now that summer’s over and I’m back at work, I’ll run on the gym’s treadmills two or three times per week (instead of running late at night). For the shorter runs, I’ll follow up with some weight work including bench press and barbell work!
*Can you see me trying not to get discouraged?*