Another week down and hopefully one week closer to my goals. If you have been following the posts this week yo will know that the great success I have been having previously slowed down a bit this week. Between a couple of parties and a drastically different work schedule my eating habits were less than ideal this week, but not what I would call "bad" by any stretch of the imagination. I am learning that those little things that taste really good but don't fit in to the diet plan are really hard to avoid, but if I allow myself a taste I satisfy the hedonistic side of my palate while not totally wrecking my nutrition. The trick is stopping after a taste. This week I may have had two or three tastes, but I am definitely getting better and I never even approached my calorie limits.
This week I was also a bit heavy on the carbohydrates. I don't have a problem with carbs per se, and I am not doing Atkins or another ultra low carb diet, but as far as I can tell carbs hinder weight loss for me because they are so efficient at releasing energy over a long time. The same thing that helps marathoners and athletes keeps me from breaking into my body's stores of fat. that is not to say that I have been eating rolls and candy and other carb heavy things, but I have been going to Subway in a pinch or a decent meal, and I have been using low cal tortillas or other things where I could really just be eating the veggies and meat. I am still working to find the balance between keeping my meals interesting and fitting them into the program.
This weeks weight loss was a bit strange. I only lost weight on two days this week and the scale stayed exactly the same as the day before on the five other days. I don't think the results, for a plateau week, were that bad, but I must admit that I would have loved to see a higher number. Here are the numbers:
Current Weight: 422.2 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 3.0 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 18 lbs
My goal this week was to be down 6 pounds, so I was no where near that, but I like to shoot high. I am still averaging 6 pounds a week and that is nothing to sneeze at. This week should allow me a lot more consistency in meal times and less parties to present temptation. I have purged the bad stuff from my home so my workplace and out with my friends are where the pitfalls are coming. I have committed to making the best of all given choices and I will continue to do that. It might not be an ideal meal I end up eating, but as the good choices add up I will be successful.
I have the day off today so I think I am going to get out of my apartment. There is nothing like a steel gray sky for a walk.