So, are you ready to come clean on your scale results this week? Has it been a home run week or is it time to get that GPS mentality going? Whichever the case may be, ready or not, it’s time for the Weekly Weigh-In.
As you can probably tell by the title, this week wasn’t what I’d hoped. I needed to lose 0.8 lbs. to reach the milestone of no longer being obese. It’s a good thing I didn’t wake the kids up and have them on confetti stand-by. I only lost 0.6 lbs. Close, but no cigar.
So, what happened? Well, a couple of things probably. One, I had a really hard time staying within my calorie budget last week. It wasn’t from just random, careless overeating. Rather, I’ve been trying to add in breakfast, which I feel is important, but was rarely eating before, and making sure I have at least one healthy snack each day, which I was already doing…except for maybe not so heavy on the healthy.
The big thing, though, was that I started feeling really sluggish toward the end of the week. I thought maybe I just wasn’t getting enough rest, but it turns out, I was coming down with something. It appears to just be a head cold, but it knocked me for a loop this weekend. I spent quite a bit of time in bed Saturday and the whole day on Sunday. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the benefit of loss of appetite that my family got when they had the flu, so I was still eating normally (which means fairly healthfully), but not getting any exercise. I think I’d have made my goal if it hadn’t been for that because I’d planned to try to get an extra workout on Saturday.
Oh, well. Recalculating. I’m expecting a confetti-worthy week this week. It’s my goal, the first couple of days, just to keep moving since I’m still feeling pretty rotten. I got my cardio workout in yesterday and plan to get two in today – I usually walk during the first hour of The Biggest Loser, in addition to my morning workout. On top of that, though, I finally got an elliptical! I’ve been looking for one for several weeks, after selling my recumbent bike to help pay for an elliptical and we finally found a good deal on one. Hey, even workout equipment is fun when it’s new, so I’ll have something to look forward to for a couple of extra workouts this week.
What about you? Did you meet your goals this week or are you recalculating?