Surprising results and staying on the wagon
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Well, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I not only lost the weight that I had gained the week before, but I also lost an additional 1.4 pounds on top of it for a total weight loss this week of 5.4 pounds.
I guess all the hiking and walking I did over the weekend and the fact that I slept through pretty much every meal on Saturday due to exhaustion from a Friday night camping trip must have helped. I will say that I did eat something on Saturday, just not much; two South Beach Diet High Protein Bars and a prune. I did laundry on Sunday and did my best to watch my food intake, however, I didn't do well all of Sunday.
The biggest surprise about my weight loss was the fact that I ate so badly during the week last week and had pizza last night for dinner. I will say, though, that the pizza was a Veggie pizza and I only ate two slices. I did eat two Cheese sticks though (both pizza and cheese sticks were from Papa John's).
I've discovered some ways I can still snack during the work day without doing as much damage as I've been doing since I started working again. There is Sargento Mozzarella String Cheese that is only 80 calories and has 8 grams of protein in the gift shop down the hall where I work. I'll pick up a Diet Mountain Dew and one string cheese and I'm good until my next meal. In the morning, I'll feel snacky when I get into work, so I'll pick up a 60 calorie Dannon Light 'n Fit yogurt to eat. A lot better than the muffin/scone/donut options they also have in the cafeteria.
I have started taking advice I've heard about parking further away from the building so I can get in more walking. I end up walking about 10 minutes to the building and 10 minutes from the building, giving me 20 minutes of walking time each day during the work week. Plus, I will actually get up and walk to someone's desk instead of calling or emailing them when I have a question or need to talk to them about something; even if it means going upstairs. :)
I just need to make more time for after work exercise and weekend exercise. I used to exercise for 90-120 minutes every single day before I went back to work. Work has caused me to cut down on my exercise and want to snack more often. Hopefully, knowing my healthier options for snacking and getting in the extra walking will help me in the future.
I have another 8 pounds to go until I hit my goal!