WWW – Week 4, 13%

Starting Weight (3/1/2018): 186.9#
Last Week’s Weight: 183.1#
This Week’s Weight: 181.9# (down 1.2#, though I was down to 180.8 on Sunday) 

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Well, I had a great week overall. My weight was actually the lowest on Sunday morning, and even though I had good food tracking days Sunday-Tuesday, for some reason my weight popped back up about a pound from that low. It might be because I’ve been sick and not working out, but who really knows. This is definitely why you should only weigh in once a week, but for now I’m continuing at the daily weigh-ins to keep an eye on things (then deleting the interim weigh-ins so it’s a clean once per week weight on the graph). I’m basically back to where I was 2 weeks ago, which is a little annoying, but mostly makes me happy that I didn’t let 1 week off continue into giving up. I still have another 8 days before I’ll be in Mexico for 5 days with my coworkers, so I’m going to continue to hit it hard between now and then!

Week 4 Goals / Results:

  • Goal: Work out an average of 30 minutes / day – 210 minutes total
    • Result: 6/7 days (310 minutes total)
      • 30 minutes elliptical
      • 21 Day Fix, Lower Fix (30 min)
      • 45 minutes elliptical
      • 2h20 snowboarding
      • 25 minutes elliptical
      • no workout (woke up super sick)
      • 30 minutes elliptical (still feeling pretty sick)
  • Track my food every day in MFP. You can’t outwork a crappy diet!
    • 7/7, 939 deficit for the week.
      • 101 over (1733)
      • 285 remaining (1619)
      • 35 over (1747)
      • 439 remaining (1031)
      • 201 remaining (1405)
      • 243 remaining (1470)
      • 93 over (1636)
  • Lose 1.5# per week for this first month.
    • Nope… down 1.2# this week, which is still great, just not quite the pace I was shooting for. There’s always today to stick with it though! I’m down 5# in 4 weeks, which is totally respectable and in the right direction. 🙂

I’m considering being more stringent about eating no more than 1,500 calories/day this week, even on bigger workout days (where I’ve been creeping up into the 1600-1700 range lately). I know I need to fuel my body and my workouts, but I’m not exactly doing crazy intense workouts right now, so I think eating between 1,200-1,500/day is a really reasonable goal.

A non-scale victory (NSV) for today is that I felt SOOOO much stronger snowboarding with my brother last weekend! It’s fun to see how much better I’m already feeling during those daily life activities now that I’m refocused on my health. Yay!

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2 comments

  1. Good for you! You are making great progress. 😉

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  2. I think it’s an excellent idea to focus on calories at this moment. You can’t outwork a crappy diet, you know…where have I heard that before? 🙂 I’ve read for years to never go below 1200 cal/day or you’re just slowing down your metabolism. But you can totally eat a healthy 1500 cal/day when you go heavy on the fruits and veggies and satisfying protein and still lose 1-2 pounds/week. Reminds me of when I did Whole30 a year ago and lost 11 pounds that month without tracking anything, just eating the Whole30 way. You’ve got this. Stop starting over. I’m telling myself this…and relating it to what I’m praying especially for a particular kid to have the discipline to do. 🙂 We all have our battles, and they are remarkably similar, no matter what the particular issue is.

    Our WWs leader (the one meeting I’ve been to!) talked about the importance of making that time as short as possible between eating or drinking something not helpful to weight loss, and when one gets back on track again. It was something like – well you could wait until January 1, 2019 to start again….or maybe wait until April 1st to start again….or maybe wait until Monday to start again….or maybe wait until tomorrow morning to start again…..or maybe just start again right NOW… 🙂

    It’s not like I haven’t heard that before, but something about the way she framed it really spoke to me and I’ve been making good choices ever since. lol.

    Love you!! You can do this!
    xxMom

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