Week four is over. It was bitter sweet! I meet my three goals for the week. I am finally drinking 8 cups of water each day, I did more than 180 minutes of activity for the week and I am consistently keeping track of why I eat and how I feel.
Despite all this good behavior, I gained 1.6 pounds. I am very disappointed. Normally at this point in my weight loss efforts I would say, “Screw it!! What’s the point? I am done!” Not this time. I made a committment to do this challenge until Christmas and I have people watching me. So I will press on.
The good news is I still weigh less than I did when I started. I also feel great. I have been getting a lot of compliments on how healthy I look and a few people have noticed that I have shed a few pounds even though I don’t see it.
I have read that being fully hydrated is an essential part of your weight-loss efforts but it may result in the scale going up a bit. Also building muscle may result in a leaner looking body but you may not see the scale go down every week. I will assume my weight gain is due to such positive changes no matter how un-likely this is. You should see some of my daily logs J
We can’t eat perfectly every day. We also can’t expect to change EVERY bad habit over night. It will take time. Each week I get better at balancing my diet and that is really important to me.
Here are two of my favorite meals from this week
Favorite Meal #1 BEFORE
Flatout bread, montery jack cheese, spagetti sauce (very little), tomatoes and mushrooms.
Favorite Meal #2: Breakfast for Dinner
My week FOUR goals:
1. Find 5 ways to deal with stress that don’t include food
2. Log 200 minutes of activity
3. Stay at or under my calorie goal EVERYDAY