Why did I screw up this weekend?
Monday, April 04, 2011
I've been here at SP for 3 months and have been doing pretty well. However, 2 days last week I totally overate, because I was just starving at work around 4pm. This may be because I recently upped my exercise and lowered my calories.
I was back on track on Thursday and then on Friday I did so-so. On Saturday, I did good until about 7pm when it was dinner time. DH wanted to order Chinese takeout and I thought I would just eat some tuna, since I like tuna and it is low fat and high protein.
But then I decided to have a glass of wine, since I hadn't had any for a few weeks, and one glass turned into 3. Then, the Chinese take out looked tasty so I ate a bunch (although I tried to focus on the green beans). And then I was playing Nerf basketball with my son and spotted a bag of Cheezits and just had to have a few. A few turned into a few handfuls (and I got very good at basketball one handed because I was so busy stuffing my face with the other hand!). The whole time, I kept thinking, "I really should NOT be eating these" but I couldn't stop myself. They were tasty!
Then on Sunday we were out all day and I did manage to squeeze in a 15 minute exercise session while DH was getting ready, but just couldn't do any more. I was so busy! I did keep to my calories yesterday.
So, what has my problem been? Well, my sister's wedding is in 5-6 months and I would like to lose as much weight as possible before then. I need to order my dress later this month and based on my measurements 10 days ago, I need a size 22. I would love to get a smaller size, but am only going to order a smaller size if I can comfortably fit into it. Which will only happen if I lose some more weight.
So I have reduced my calories and upped my exercise and I wonder if maybe it's too much all at once. So I'm going to up my calories to the "lose 1 pound a week" range (where I was for the first 10 weeks, currently I am at the "lose 2 pounds a week" calorie range) and see if that works. Fewer calories will not result in more weight loss if I'm constantly cheating.
Wish me luck!