Monday, June 8, 2015

No gain or loss

Stepping on the scale yesterday, I wasn't sure what I would see.  I knew with family arriving in town on Thursday, that the weekend would have it's share of eating challenges.  As I mentioned in my last post, I was allowing myself to go over my calories but planned to eat in moderation rather than a free-for-all.  I think I ate about as I expected.  I was proud that I turned down two dining out situations.  I had plenty of other opportunities to visit and spend good quality time with my family.  The result is that I neither gained or lost any weight last week.  Well, I lost a couple of ounces.  This go around, I am rounding up to the nearest pound, so a big zero.  I am fine with that and happy it wasn't a gain.  Not that I think I ate enough to warrant a gain, I didn't. 

Some things I wish I would have done better last week include:
  • Stick to the plan
  • Drink more water
  • Eat more vegetables

Each night I plan out the next day's meals, but last week I found myself not always sticking to the plan.  I would make substitutions and as a result I was eating less vegetables.  This week I plan to  make a plan and stick to it.  Also, I wasn't drinking enough water especially for all the sodium I was consuming and the time spent outdoors in the heat. 

Speaking of the heat, I don't normally spend that much time outside and I have a fair complexion.  Oh, I bet you already know where I am going with this.  Yes, I got sunburned.  Since I was mostly covered up, only the lower three inches of my arms, face and head were burnt.  This happened at my nephew's party last year too.  Let me tell  you what, I have learned my lesson.  My scalp hurts too darn much to let this happen a third year in a row.  From now on, I will wear a hat, use an umbrella or take some other precaution. 

Last week was a busy week and not our normal.  From all the work cleaning and preparing the house, hosting a couple of game nights, the barbecue and other family get-togethers kept me on my feet more than usual.  It was nice to rest some today.  I enjoyed having the family in town and spending time with all of them, but getting back on schedule and focusing my energy on getting healthy will be nice too.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I don't know how I missed last weeks post, but I am now all caught up. I think with all the added stress of having family in, more food around than normal, maintaining last week is the best non-scale victory and you should be happy with that!

    I downloaded a water app to my iPhone - I love to cross things off a list, so this inspires me to click the box after each glass of water I drink. :D


  2. Sometimes just maintaining is a good week! Congrats! I'm need to do better at meal planning, too.

  3. Good for you not gaining! Nice job! And on the sun burn, I hear you. I practically go up in flames in direct sunlight! :)

  4. No gain or loss ... take that as a plus no gain !

    I like the idea when you say " This week I plan to make a plan and stick to it."

    Go for it !

    All the best Jan

  5. It happens to the best of us. :)

  6. To me, a week where I maintain is a bigger accomplishment than when I lose because maintaining will be a much harder step in this whole weight loss journey once goal weight is reached. But a loss of a couple of ounces is also an accomplishment that you should celebrate! A couple of years ago, my hubby had been losing between 0.2 and 0.6 pounds each week and he was getting depressed about it until our Weight Watchers leader pointed out that he had lost a total of 25 pounds. Hubby hadn't even noticed that because he was brooding about the "small" losses. Even small losses lead to big accomplishments! Have a great weekend!

  7. No gains is always good! Keep at it and enjoy your weekend!