Monday, January 21, 2013
I just posted to someone else's blog noting how I hate losing a lot of weight one week because it usually translates to a "correction" the next week -- and here's the proof. I shouldn't really be disappointed -- .8 of a pound is nearly a pound and after all it is still 10 lbs over three weeks. And in any case my eating was not great this week, particularly after a birthday party I went to on Sunday. But still, there's a niggling disappointment and I know I will get on the scale again tomorrow morning just to assure myself that it really was a loss and not just a daily fluctuation.
Anyway -- so, goals:
1. Do the basic prep for dinner the night before. By "basic prep" I mean that dinner should be no more than 15 minutes from the table.
2. Pack healthy lunches/snacks for myself and the kids the night before.
3. No binging
4. Eat salad or soup before dinner at least 4 nights
5. Go for at least a 30 minute walk at least 4 nights
6. Do the Gorilla app workout every day
Goal for the month:
Plan each week's dinner menu on Sunday and make sure I have the ingredients ready
I was good on 2 and 6. I fudged a bit on 5 by doing a cardio workout at home instead of going out one night. That same night I did not have time to prep the next night's dinner, so I was off a bit on 1, but we had enough leftovers that it did not matter.
I failed at 4 miserably -- I didn't get to eat a salad or soup before dinner more than twice the whole week. But I'm still putting it on this week's list because gosh darn it I want to succeed at that just once! And as for 3, well, I'm not sure. Not a full-blown binge, true, but I did have my one small piece of birthday cake at the party we were at and then also picked at my son's fries and ate half his slice of pizza and also at the frosting off his cake (he hates frosting). At least it was good! And I had thought I had planned pretty well - I'd eaten breakfast, had a bowl of soup before the party, had a big plate of salad once we got there. Don't know why I let myself get derailed.