Meh. The results are lackluster this week, but the journey through the week felt pretty good. I certainly wasn't perfect, but I kept fairly good track of my intake and got in 4 workouts this week. I have done a lot of speculating in the last weeks when my weight loss has been stalled that has attributed my lack of movement to something that makes me look good, like gaining muscle. It has been a convenient excuse, but this week I actually think that might be true. My clothes are fitting a bit more loosely and for the first time in a while my reflection in the mirror looks a bit more svelte. If I am in fact making that kind of progress then it was a good week, but as I said I was less than perfect. I know where my mistakes were for the most part, but the victories I can build on for the coming week were:
-Cooked more than I have in a while. Good, cheap meals at a reasonable nutritional level were the key to my quick progress in the 1st 10 months and regardless of the time I have lost to my new job I need to get back to that.
-4 workouts. The elliptical broke again, so this week might be difficult for really good cardio, but I can still do something, and something is better than nothing. I am also pondering getting a bike to enjoy the summer with. Suggestions from friends who bike would be appreciated.
-Smarter snacking. I wasn't great this week, but I was better, and I need to keep that progress going. Bad snacks and my sweet tooth are still my biggest hurdles nutritionally.
-Less coffee. I know I have been retaining water, and the caffeine hasn't helped. Coffee is also a carrier for sugar and milk, which are alright in moderation, but I have been less than moderate. I am cutting back a bit.
Here are the numbers:
Current Weight: 280 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: -0.2 lbs
Weight Loss in Year 2: 5.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 160.2 lbs