A solid week. I weighed in this morning at 386.4, which puts me down another 1.2 pounds. Still not the kind of numbers I would like, but solid. I had 2 days where I churned through pretty much all of my regular points and weekly bonus points, and the other 5 I ended up about 3-5 points below my daily target. A big improvement this week was with exercise. I got out for a 40 minute walk on Thursday, a 45 Minute walk on Sunday, and a 22 minute elliptical session last night. That added up to 26 activity points, or a large meal's worth. I did not include a session of weigh lifting I did, as I still have not quite figured out how to track that at the pace I go. I usually take about 20- 30 minutes and curl and crunch and lift while watching tv. I will take a break between reps, and if I get caught up in what I am watching maybe a longer break. I would rather track conservatively, so I left it out, but that was probably at least another point or two.
I am hoping that though this week's weight loss was modest I have set the table for bigger weeks to come. I cooked for myself lot more consistently this week, with only a handful of meals that I did not prepare for myself when I had the chance. That is a trend I definitely need to keep moving with into this week. Some of my meals were a bit more rich than is probably advisable for a quick weigh loss plan. I made a big pot of stew that, though balanced and veggie filled, had beef which I know stalls my weight loss. That is ok this week. Getting into the habit of cooking again consistently is more important in the short term. Some of my meals were excellent, and this week I plan to make better strides in that direction.
So, the plan for the coming week:
-Keep cooking! The more I make for myself the better.
-No booze. With a party and a baseball game and the Stanley Cup Finals this past week I definitely drank more than is advisable for weight loss. This week I will abstain and see what happens.
-Better water intake. I think this week I was a bit lax in my hydration. Water keeps things moving and keeps me healthy.
-At least as many points worth of exercise as this week. The goal is 30
-Keep at least 20 of my weekly discretionary points.
I want a big week and I think this should put me on the right path.