It finally happened. My scale has finally shuffled off this electrical coil and stopped working. I should say I can still get on it and it will still give numbers, but they are so inconsistent and it takes so long to figure out what it wants to do that it is not useful right now. I had to weigh myself 4 times today. Once it settled on a pound up, once on a pound or so down, and twice it just kept fluctuating between 370 and 390 and then settling around 384 and then jumping all over the place again. I took 384 as the number because that seemed to be the consensus number, but I could be a little up or a little down. Suffice it to say that I had another mediocre week, although probably down just a tick.
This week I was victim to some poor preparation on my part. I wasn't as strict on myself with food as I was last week, which is OK because I cannot do that every week. I also was a bit lazy with exercise, though I still got around 35 points worth. I missed out on monday because I was supposed to have a dance callback but the choreographer is injured so it has been moved to next week. I did not want to tire myself with a workout or long walk earlier in the day, so a day I had planned to get exercise turned into one I did not get any. Working exercise into my day to day life is still a new thing, so I must continue to get better at that.
A new challenge starts this week as well. I have a new temp job to take me through to the start of my kids' shows in the fall. It is part time, but mostly 3rd shift, so I will need to stay vigilant and work to plan my meals as I will be completely changing my body clock and personal schedule. This is less than ideal, but I need work, so I will have to learn to work around it.
This coming week I know I can do a better job of working out and managing my food choices. It sucks that I have to be as vigilant as I need to be, but complaining won't change that. This weigh in puts me just over 1/3 of a year from my restart on the blog, and about 6 1/2 months to a new year. In that time I have lost 20 pounds, and 26 for all of my time on weight watchers. That puts me losing about another 40 or so for the year, and I would love to kick that up a bit. Shooting for 320-325 by next January is a solid goal, and I would love to be under 300 for next summer. If I can establish a better rhythm and habits, and keep going on my exercise I know I can blow past that, but purely based on what I have done those goals seem reasonable.