Sunday, February 19, 2012
I am 168... still... shoot.... Ok... let's look at the week and try to figure out why it didn't move this week. First, I ate a nice Valentine's (and 20 years with my husband) dinner with several citrus basil martinis (they were yummy). I even ate the cupcake at the end. I've eaten out a few times this week, and even though I've done my best to pick healthy choices, salt and other things are still probably higher than it would be at home.
I've been a little stressed because I am being taken off a case at work, and my insurance company is not picking up my doctor's IPA group after March (my doctor for the last 15 years won't be my doctor anymore). That might have triggered hormones that hindered weight loss. I know these things have messed with my sleep. Sleep is important for weight loss.
I also did lots of squats and crunches and curl ups this week... maybe I've gained muscle.... My arms have been sore all week.
I haven't been tracking... there is the possibility that I am burning more than I am eating and it's causing my body to go into starvation mode... I am pretty sure that besides my Valentine's dinner, I haven't been over my caloric range. Hmmmm.....
I think next week, I will track a few days and make sure I am doing alright there... I might try taking a few rest days with the running... I will eat only at home next week too.
Now... some perspective so I don't feel bummed out. I have still lost 172 pounds. I got my butt into some size 6's this month. I am a mere 3 pounds from the lowest weight that I weighed in high school and junior high. I am strong. I am healthy. It's all good. It will move forward next week. Maybe my body need just needed a week to kind of regroup. It will happen.