I really put in some effort to do all the things this week, and I’m happy that it paid off. This morning I weighed 178.7 kg (394 lbs), having lost 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) in the past week. My goal was to get under 180 kg, and I did it. I ain’t gonna lie–I’m feeling pretty good about that.
So what did I do differently this week? Not a lot, really. I went for a morning walk every weekday, but not on the weekend. I did my stretches (and this morning I bent forward, knees straight, and touched the floor for the first time since I started back). I averaged 9498 steps a day, which is more than last week, but not dramatically so. I don’t think that an 8.86% increase in the number of steps I take each day could account for a 111% increase in weight-loss.
I ate an average of 53SP, which again, is down a little from last week, but only by 4SP. To put that in perspective, that’s 2/3 of an Oreo cookie. One thing that was different is that I hit my “food tracking zone” every day of the week. Even on Saturday, when I had a couple of glasses of wine during our “TV date night” watching The Handmaid’s Tale (tres romantique, non?). Even on Sunday, when we had homemade pizzas for dinner.
I’m going to try to do that again this week, although to be honest, it’s not looking good for today because I’ve already counted up my meals, and I’m still under 30SP (partly because I didn’t have bread with breakfast, and because I’m trying a Weight Watcher’s ready made meal (Peri Peri chicken) for lunch. It seems counterproductive to eat more snacks to ensure that I eat enough points to put me in that zone.
My mood and motivation levels are both a bit higher this week, but I’m still feeling like I start the day off well and then steadily go downhill from there. But I’m making more effort to organize my time. To try to structure my routine (as I mentioned last week). It’s slow going, but hopefully, if I just keep at it, I’ll get my days sorted a bit more.