Well hot damn, I was on fire this week! Hard work does pay off! After last week‘s miserable gain, I vowed to be extra-specially good this week, and it worked! I tracked every morsel I ate in the Weight Watchers online tracker and in the Fitbit dashboard. I nailed a 1000 calorie deficit every day (according to Fitbit). I had no alcohol and no sugary treats all week. For the first time ever, I met all my Weight Watchers Good Health Guideline Checks for the week! I got in cardio 7 days (running with additional walking a few days), and did toning exercises 2 days for a total of 6 hrs and 15 minutes of activity. I earned a whopping 62 Activity Points with my extra pedometer steps! That’s almost double last week’s AP’s!
So after last week’s 2.1 lb gain, and this week’s 2.8 lb loss, I’ve lost 0.7 lbs in two weeks. Eww. That puts it in a yucky perspective! So of course I wanted to see a bigger loss this week! I mean, I’ve lost 2.8 lbs or more on a week where I didn’t work hard! Is it bad that I am trying to think of what I could have done better? Because I have. I should have probably had more protein and less carbs. And I hate to say it, because I usually don’t believe this, but I think I under-ate. Yep, I am saying it. In order to get that 1000 calorie deficit, I was taking in about 1000 calories per day. I find it hard to believe that when I upped my cardio, it didn’t change much as far as how many calories I burned in Fitbit and set such a low calorie intake goal. And some days, I was even under that. That means I was way under points every day too. Also a big no-no in the WW world. Everything I’ve read says I should be taking in at least 1200 calories, and with upping my activity, I could have probably eaten more. It’s just so hard to tell your head that though, you know? What I probably should have done was eaten 1200 calories no matter what, and either accepted that somedays it was just an 800 calorie deficit or have done extra cardio to burn 200 more calories.
All that being said, I am in no way upset with my week. I am proud of myself. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to be so “strict” because what’s gotten me this far is the fact that I didn’t have to be perfect! But now it seems I know I can do pretty good for a week! And look, I’m under 135 now! The lowest weight I’ve been in ages!
Now, part of why I wanted to be so good this week is because I am off on a vacation tonight, and I just know it’s going to be tough to stay on track. I certainly don’t expect to lose. I have every intention of trying to be good. I packed my running clothes and bought resistance bands to take with me. That doesn’t mean I’ll actually end up doing anything! I’m also gonna try to keep tracking my food in the Weight Watchers online tracker, but with so much estimating, I can’t imagine that it will be very accurate and will likely be way over points anyway! I’ve also got another out of town trip the following weekend, which includes 2 birthday celebrations and a baby shower… can we say, holy food, batman!?! So, yeah, I’m thinking it might be a miracle if I maintain the next two weeks, and if I gain, I’m not gonna sweat it. I’ll just get back to business when I get back! (haha, which means I actually will sweat it! A lot. )
Weight: 134.3 lbs
Change this week: -2.8 lbs
Total lost: -66.8 lbs
You can also check out my weight loss progress log
And if you’re wondering, it’s not actually week 32 on Weight Watchers, it’s just week 32 of giving weekly updates since re-committing myself to the program.