Monday, August 4, 2014
Wash, Rinse and Repeat
Maybe I don't need to shampoo twice, but instead repeat my efforts from last week as they pertain to cooking and tracking my calories. While my husband is out of town, I had to fend for myself. Since I don't usually do the cooking, it was a big challenge to not eat out every day of the week. You might consider it a tiny miracle (I know I do), but I have cooked all my meals except one since he flew the coop a week ago Friday. Did I enjoy cooking? Sometimes. Am I looking forward to doing it for another week? Not really. Was it worth it? Yes! I weighed in yesterday, as Sunday is my designated official weigh-in day, and saw a lower number than the previous Sunday. Moving in the right direction finally, I weighed 384 lbs for a loss of 8 lbs for the week.
Tracking my calories and preparing my meals at home is a big improvement from my usual eating habits. Even though I am not eating out, I have had a couple of days where I chose to have a huge sweet treat. I knew what I was doing going in, but I also know that this behavior can get carried away quickly and is something I need to avoid in order to continue losing weight. These treats were on 'buddy' nights with my sister. She comes over two or three nights a week to watch reality programs with my husband and I, since my brother-in-law doesn't watch those types of shows. We keep saying that we don't need snacks, but yet we indulge. She will be out of town until Sunday, so it shouldn't be an issue the rest of this week. However, I need to plan ahead and either have healthier snacks ready on Sunday or commit to not having a snack. Just as I am writing this, I think to myself 'but it will be the first buddy night since hubby is back home, maybe we will want a treat'. This just goes to show, I am still a work in progress.
This week my plan is to keep cooking, keep tracking, drink more water and take-in less sodium. Accomplishing those items will score a win for the week. Exercise or at least more movement in the form of walking is also needed. Even a slight increase, since that is all I can probably manage, will go a long way in helping the back pain, overall stiffness and flexibility. That's my plan, now it's time to go do and make it happen.
How did you do last week? Any change in plans this week? I appreciate all your comments. I feel like were on the same team and supporting each other brings out the best in all of us. Have a great Monday (you know, if that's possible).