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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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    1694 days ago
    I am glad you enjoyed your company and it did not cause any problems with your weight. Keep up the good work.
    1699 days ago
    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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    1699 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2013 10:46:19 AM
  • SFREY217
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work !
    1699 days ago
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