I shoulda known that last week’s 4.2 lb loss was too good to be true! It was actually undeserved, as I did not have an especially stellar week, and I also managed to lose weight the week before when I went through all of my activity points and still ended up 17 points over. So I gained about half of that back! Sadly, this brings me back under my 65 lbs total loss. I knew I shouldn’t have put that on my twitter profile! Every other 5 lb milestone, I waited until the following week to make sure I stayed there. I jinxed myself!
No really, I think this week’s gain just continues to prove my theory that it is not what you did the week leading up to weigh-in that affects your results, but what you did the two weeks before! Well ok, so this week I ended up using 5 of my activity points, and I did have a little less activity points than the last two weeks, but I did do activity 6 days, and only did 5 days last week when I had the big loss. I just have to believe that the week I went 17 points over my 43 activity points had to have some affect on my weight, and it’s finally showing up!
But thinking back on what else was different, I stopped tracking food in the fitbit dashboard these last two weeks in an effort to not obsess as much about food anymore. But maybe that is something that keeps me more honest? Well, really, I think it keeps me under points most days. Which leads me to another thought. I went back through my weekly progress reports (as far back as it would let me) and found that I rarely, if at all, have an “on point” day. I even geeked out and put it in excel and found that I usually have 3-4 days over and 3-4 days under. Interesting. Maybe that’s been the key to my success? I know that is a “no no” on Weight Watchers, but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it? I actually had 2 on point days the last two weeks, so maybe that’s the reason for my gain.
Ah well. I know this last 10… errr, now 12… pounds is going to be hard and may take months to get off. I accept that. And maybe I never get it off at all. I’ll be okay with that too… as long as I hang out in the 135 lbs zone!
And speaking of taking a while to get it off, I have two “vacations” coming up next Wednesday for 5 days and then the following weekend for 4 days. I say “vacations” because it’s not like a relaxing trip to some tropical oasis. It’s my usual family-oriented excursion like I’ve been taking the last 10 years of my life. No real vacations. Only marriages, births, birthdays, funerals, and family holidays. So that means more stress, less relaxing. Although I guess it doesn’t really matter because relaxing vacations lead to eating lots of yummy food too! I just know I will be completely out of my element. I will be lucky to find time to work out, and I will have little control over what food I am provided for 9 whole days and will likely not track. That being said, I want to be REALLY, and I mean REALLY good this week in preparation. So I decided to go back to tracking in the fitbit dashboard this week and trying to stick to the calorie goals it gives me. I also decided to try to work out 7 days this week. No rest day, as I think I will have plenty of them during my trips! I’m aiming for at least 6 activity points and over 10,000 steps each day. (Ever since running a shorter amount of time instead of walking for over an hour, it’s much harder to reach my steps!) I want to meet all my Healthy Guidelines Checks this week, and that would be the first week EVER! I’m also going to try to avoid sugary treats and alcohol this week too. Really, if I can hold to all this, it will be the first week I’ve ever been that good. I just want to be as good as possible because I know I am so not gonna be the following two weeks! So please, wish me luck!!! I’m off to walk around my house during commercial breaks of So You Think You Can Dance to get my 10,000 steps in today!
Weight: 137.1 lbs
Change this week: +2.1 lbs
Total lost: -64.0 lbs
You can also check out my weight loss progress log
And if you’re wondering, it’s not actually week 31 on Weight Watchers, it’s just week 31 of giving weekly updates since re-committing myself to the program.