This past week has been a really good week for me. I got my nike fuel band on tuesday and I really love it. It motivates me to keep moving and if I havnt reached my goal for the day it motivates me to get up off my butt and move a little bit more. It shows calories, steps, and nike fuel which is a special measurement that nike has come up with to show activity intensity. I really dont know how it works but it seems to show on the graph the difference between me walking around the house vs. walking around the grocery store vs. working out at a high intensity. Over all its just another motivational tool.
I was expecting to have an awesome weigh in at weight watchers yesterday because I had gotten in 3 full hours of working out durring the week and had tracked, weighed and measured all my food. I was feeling really good and my scale at home that morning showed the lowest weight I had been at since having the baby.
I weighed in at weight watchers and found that I had gained 0.2 lbs! WTF! I told myself that I would not let the weigh in derail me if it was not what I expected but I had no idea it would spit in my face and tell me I gained. I was really mad.
Long story short I ended up going out to eat last night (something I avoided doing on valentines day because I really wanted a good number on the scale this week) and said... Im gonna eat what I want!
We went to outback because they have a pretty good gluten free menu and I got the shrimp appitizer, split the full rack of ribs with garlic mashed potatoes with my husband and had about 1/4 of the chocolate thunder from down under. I also had two mixed drinks.
I thought I did worse than I did. I put it in the spark people tracker this morning and I ate about 3000 calories for the day. Thats not great by any standard but it could have been a lot worse. It was an isolated occurrence and the rest of my week will be great. i also was about 1000 fuel under my 3000 goal because by the time I got home I was pretty tipsy still and instead of doing my planned work out I crawled into bed at 8:30pm.
I have decided to start tracking with spark people again. I did really well tracking calories for almost a year when I was losing weight before and I really like the spark people app. I have always had issues with the new weight watchers points system. I lost all my weight before using spark people and the old points system and I have just never really been able to drop very much weight on the new ww system. maybe its the free fruit. IDK. All I know is weight watchers is discouraging me right now and I think I would be much better off if I just had a love affair with my bathroom scale because it has been much much kinder to me.
Im toying with the idea of running my 2nd 5k. I was acctually heavier when I ran my first 5k so I am thinking it would be easier to take up running this time. I know its never easy and I always hate it while I am doing it but the feeling I get when I am done is so wonderful. I feel amazing about myself after I run even though I hate it with a passion while I am actually doing it. lol. I dont really want to start training until the weather gets above 50 degrees though. I tried to go walking yesterday with snow on the ground and the wind hitting me in the face and I only got about 15 minutes in before I jumped in the car and headed home with a great big F this.
I hate winter.... bring on spring!
Well I hope everyone is doing great and discovering what works and what does not. I am a big fan of when something does not work for you, change something. Thats why I flip flopped between ww and spark when I was losing weight before. It worked for me so I am going to go with that approach again.