I don’t know why, but I’m not feeling very energized, motivated, or enthused at the moment. And I should be. I went for a walk every day this week (and walked over 10k steps every day except Sunday). I did my stretches and upper body workouts every day (again, except Sunday). I drank at least 4 glasses of water, and meditated, and took time to read for pleasure every day. I ate an average of 45 SmartPoints a day (my allowance is 57 SP) and burned an average of 37 FitPoints from walking. I also got a notification from Fitbit today that says I’ve achieved a lifetime walking distance of 8,046 kilometers (5000 miles)–the equivalent of walking the length of the African continent. Wow!
And I ate some very tasty meals that were healthy and didn’t feel like diet food at all, including fish and zucchini noodles in cream sauce, grilled ham & cheese toast with an egg on top, a mushroom and spinach omelette, and of course my weekly Sunday treat down at the farmer’s market–ham, cheese, & spinach crepes.
And yet, for all that, I’m just not feeling it. I’m starting to wonder if it’s possible that part of the reason why I tend to feel a little down on Mondays is because I use Sunday as a rest day, which means that apart from my little trip to the farmer’s market (which is switching to every-other-week next year!), I don’t plan anything and then tend to feel like I haven’t really achieved much of anything. I’m not sure, but I think it’s something that I’ll keep in mind.
In any case, today was weigh-in day, and I felt like I’d stuck to the plan pretty well and should see a loss, but with no idea how much. A quick hop up on the scales answered that question–1.6kg (3.5 lbs). So another good loss, but still not the big drops I’ve seen in previous weeks. That puts me at 176.3kg (388.7 lbs), with a total loss of 16kg (35lb), and a loss of 13.7kg (30lbs) in the last 7 weeks. That’s a good achievement, and I’m going to try hard to keep it going and try to lose another 10kg (22 lbs) in the next 7 weeks.
With the holidays coming up, that could be tough. But it’s doable.