Woo hoo! I really wasn’t sure how this week was gonna go. As I last posted, I hadn’t done any activity in a week. A whole 7 days! Well, that was part of last week’s weigh-in week and part of this week’s weigh-in week. So I did manage to get 3 days of activity in this weigh-in week since I started back up on Sunday. But still, that is significantly less than I have been doing! I’ve also stopped being super-obssessed with my steps and entering all the additional ones into the Weight Watchers tracker. They rarely amount to anything anyway. It’s sort of a relief to not keep track of something!
Not only that, I also made a more conscious effort to eat more protein this week, so I have been entering food in the fitbit dashboard again. Turns out this upped my calorie and PointsPlus intake. (Duh!) To be honest, on non-splurge days, I usually under eat. I know that’s not good, so I am trying to be better about aiming for at least 1200 calories a day. This is about being healthy, not being skinny, right?!? But the idea of adding more calories into my diet scares me! But as you can see, I still lost weight! So I think it’s working, plus I am getting the nutrition I need! Now that is the great news!
The bad news is that it’s been a rough night. Nothing has really gone right. A trip to Target resulted in not finding what I needed, buying alternate things that didn’t work, and getting stuck in traffic. I made a mess of dinner. I’m still sitting here in my workout clothes and haven’t worked out. This respiratory sickness I have is lingering on, and I have a sneaking suspicion it has turned into a fungal sinus infection. Yuck! And my fitbit died! Yep, as of two nights ago, the case broke off on one side, which I easily MacGyvered with some scotch tape. But just now, I pulled up my shirt, which somehow got caught on my fitbit on my capris, and it literally pulled it apart! It’s only 7 months old! I mean, I promote this little thing like I work for them, and now look! I think I am probably rougher on it than most. I’m gonna try to get the warranty to cover it, but I just looked through a bunch of stuff to find the receipt, and I can’t find it anywhere. Just adding to my already frustrating night! I guess it’s a good thing I stopped tracking those steps so closely, but at the same time, I am really pissed! In fact, I am down right emotional and exhausted right now. Yes, partly because I love my fitbit, and going without it seems scary since it has been a tool that has gotten me to where I am today. But I think there are several issues lurking underneath. I don’t want to get into all of them, but one of them is the fact that I feel like I cannot get everything done that I need to get done, and I am running on empty with little sleep! Maybe I just need to give my mind a break tonight, get a good night’s sleep, and things will be better tomorrow with a new day. So that’s the new plan. For tonight anyway! I’m signing off of all this social media for the evening! Catch ya on the flip side.
Weight: 132.2 lbs
Change this week: -1.6 lbs
Total lost: -68.9 lbs
You can also check out my weight loss progress log
And if you’re wondering, it’s not actually week 36 on Weight Watchers, it’s just week 36 of giving weekly updates since re-committing myself to the program.