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Weekly Update #8 - Company and Cheating

Monday, July 29, 2013

After being sick the previous week, I did not do my weekly weigh in and measurements last Monday. And since we had company on and off nearly the entire week, I was ready for a very unpleasant surprise when I did my weekly weigh in and measurements. I did not totally hold back when we went out to eat and I served lasagna and garlic bread for dinner one night, not exactly a low calorie, low fat option. One night, we went to a Mexican restaurant where I had chips and salsa and a large stein of beer along with my meal. Needless to say, I cheated.

Imagine my surprise when the scale showed that I had held my weight loss from the previous weeks. This particular weight has been a plateau in the past, so that may be part of it. Seriously, if I had continued to eat like I had this past week, I would start putting it back on. So I am happy to have maintained. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good and I chalk it up to being lucky. Now back to the program.

Water consumption continues to be great. It gets easier the longer you regularly drink eight glasses per day. I try to get two glasses in the very first thing each morning. My exercise (walking with an occasional jog thrown in) is going very well and I credit that with my being able to maintain this past week when I was cheating on my diet.

Here is the tale of the tape and the scale:

Pounds lost: 6 (through week 9)
Inches lost from waist: 1.25 (through week 9)
Inches lost from hips: 2.5 (through week 9)
Consecutive days drinking 8 glasses of water: 56
Consecutive weeks exercising 150 minutes/week: 9

All in all, it was a great week. We had so much fun seeing our two sets of visitors that I simply did not worry about cheating. Sometimes you just have to allow yourself that little luxury.
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  • v SUSANNAH31
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    1086 days ago
  • v VEENAS1
    I am glad you enjoyed your company and it did not cause any problems with your weight. Keep up the good work.
    1090 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    Great job you are doing!! emoticon emoticon You are making progress even if you have not lost. I have been at the same weight for weeks now, but the most important thing is that I feel good about myself, both emotionally and physically. I only have a few pounds to go to reach my goal, but still consider that I am making progress. emoticon emoticon Have a great Motivating Monday!!!
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    1090 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2013 10:46:19 AM
  • v SFREY217
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work !
    1090 days ago
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