This past week was what I would call a “Meh” week. I worked out a little bit less than I should and I ate a few more calories than I should. I only worked out twice this week and I did yoga once. I also ate on average over 2,000 calories every single day last week.
I was completely stumped on what my body was going to do. I had not the slightest clue and I was quite nervous when I got on the scale. Lets just say I was pretty shocked when I had a significant loss.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “My body is so weird!”
It’s totally random that that the last few times I’ve worked out less and eaten more I’ve had pretty good losses. These are the weeks that make me nervous and I never know what’s going to happen and yet I keep losing. I'm putting down big numbers for me.
I keep toying with the idea of upping my calories and working out less but that makes me really uncomfortable. Also, I’m not sure if these weeks are just a fluke or anomalies. I keep debating.
Any thoughts or opinions on whether I should try this?
WEIGH IN RESULT #8
Starting Weight 2013: 217.8
Last week's weight: 211.2
Current Weight: 207.8 (-3.4)
2013 Weight Loss: -10 (Woo hoo! I finally hit my first ten pound loss in 2013!)
Total Weight Loss: -25.2
Now onto my weekend eats!
Breakfast: I was completely out of everything on Saturday morning (milk, bread, eggs, waffle mix). Those are pretty much our usual go to foods for the weekend. We had to make a Trader Joe’s run so I suggested getting fast food for breakfast. I should have planned what I was going to have before we got there. Rich ordered the bacon, egg, cheese bagel (no sauce) meal and it sounded so good I ordered the same thing. Even though I know there is no reason I should be eating fried potato in the morning. Blah!
Lunch: We had a gift certificate for this sports bar by my house and we decided to eat there. Well again, I did not pre-plan. I could have easily looked up the menu and decided on what I was going to get beforehand but nope that is not what I did. Rich and I were also cranky by the time we got to the restaurant since we were both so hungry. I was hungry and tired from not getting enough sleep and from just finishing my workout so when he suggested we start with the appetizer sampler I could not agree fast enough. Big mistake! Then for my meal I ordered a burger and fries. Bit mistake again! My only consolation is that I only ate half my burger and fries. Small victory.
Dinner: We both weren’t feeling too good at this point because of all the junk we ate for lunch so we opted for pb&j sandwiches for dinner. We just wanted something small.
Workout: 45 minutes of my cardio dance DVD. This was not a stellar workout. I felt sluggish and tired and I'm sure the food I chose to eat was the culprit. I was sort of disappointed in my workout until I remembered this:
True so very true!
Total Calories: 3,363 (Omg, soooo wrong!)
Calories Burned: 351
Breakfast: Vanilla chai waffles with light syrup, two morning star breakfast patties and almond milk to drink.
Lunch: I had two servings of spicy Thai chicken coconut soup over left over quinoa and iced tea. Coach Nicole hit it out of the park with this recipe. It wanted to lick by bowl, it was that good.
Snack: Berries with light whipped cream
Dinner: Rich’s Famous turkey meat loaf (famous probably only in my mind. It's so delicious especially because he stuffs it with smoked gouda cheese, yummy!) & spicy baked sweet potato fries with ketchup
Snack: 1 oz smoked gouda while I helped Rich cook dinner.
Treat: McDonald's Ice cream cone. Worth every single calorie!
Total Calories: 2,240 (Sundays I generally try to stay around 2,200 so this is near perfect.)
Workout: None, Sunday is my rest day!
Note to self: Just because it’s the weekend does NOT mean it’s a free for all. You still need to make smart decisions and plan and prepare before you go out to eat. Also, you already know you don’t make the smartest/healthiest decisions when you are super hungry so make sure you have a snack even if you are going out to eat. Next time just say no to the appetizer unless it’s soup or salad. There is no need for so much fried foods which are most appetizers. You are an individual and do not need to get something just because Rich gets it or agree to order something you don’t want to order or did not plan for.
(Is it weird I blog to myself in 3rd person?)
My motto for next weekend: Prepare, plan and succeed. PPS
I need to ask myself this especially on the weekends!