That about sums up most of my week. Once again, I consumed absurd amounts of butter… and wine, and cheese, and pasta, and Persian food, and a whole king cake! Ok, so it was actually half the recipe of a version of reduced fat king cake, but I ate all 8 servings! (Side note: I actually took pictures of it to post, but it was still hot when I topped it with the Mardi Gras-colored purple, green, and yellow glaze, and well, it melted into almost blood red glaze! Not appealing to the eye, but obviously still good enough to eat the whole damn thing! LOL)
After last week’s bingefest, I thought I just might get it together this week. I did great Wednesday and Thursday. But when I woke up Saturday morning unmotivated to run and entered all the food and wine I had the night before, which put me at 77 points over for the week already, it was back to bingefest. Back to not tracking.
My big saving grace this week was my activity. My ActiveLink was actually inspiring me to get in activity even if it wasn’t running. See, I’m sort of an all-or-nothing person, so if I don’t feel like running, I don’t tend to do anything. As if I don’t sweat enough, it’s not really a workout. But this week, most days, I made myself at least go for a leisurely walk when I didn’t have time to shower and get ready again to go out, or if I just didn’t feel like running. It was amazing how many points I still earned. Even on Saturday, when I was eating whatever I wanted, I still ended up walking for almost an hour and earned 7 AP’s that day.
However, the ActiveLink also played a small part in my demise. Because tragedy then struck! (*sense the dramatics*) I woke up Sunday morning in a panic because I didn’t know where my ActiveLink was! I could not find it anywhere. I had proof that it was in the house too! The last activity synced was at 7pm after I had gotten home from Trader Joe’s. I even double checked the receipt to see when I left the store! I had only had the thing three weeks, and I already lost it, and in my own home!?! I managed to not lose my fitbit for a whole year (until it broke!), so I was so mad. So mad that I didn’t do any activity because it wasn’t going to get reported anyway! Oh, and I continued to eat because I was pissed. Horrible thinking, right?
Come Monday, I was still bitter, and only managed to eat a healthy lunch. Breakfast and dinner were a disaster. I did spend two full hours searching every inch of my house for my ActiveLink though, so at least I got some unrecorded activity! Just when I finally gave up, I thought of one last place to look. I found that damn thing on my towel! Yep, I am so obsessed with wearing it as much as possible that I put it on my towel! At least I don’t feel totally crazy thinking I had lost it for good somewhere in my house!
So even with almost two full days of no ActiveLink tracking, I still got in 26 AP’s. Not too shabby. The other small saving grace is that I did actually eat on point for 3 out of 7 days, and that’s better than nothing, right? I’m pretty sure I should be grateful right now for only having gained one pound this week. But it doesn’t help that I gained 4.1 last week. I’m just hoping that being 6.3 lbs up from goal now will give me the kick in the pants I need!
I am back on track as of yesterday and feeling good! Just gonna keep on trying, just like I’ve always done! Hope you all have a fantastic week!
Weight: 131.3 lbs
Change this week: +1.0 lbs
Total lost: -69.8 lbs
You can also check out my entire weight log here 😉
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