Week 3: +4lb
Man I hate writing that. But it’s true. I just utterly failed. I wrote last weekend that I knew I’d have a tough time while at my in-laws, and BOY DID I EVER! I tried on Tuesday when we got back to do a mad diet to try and even back out, but it didn’t work. Not even close. Part of my gain though is water, and part is probably because I weighed on a different scale last week. Or, at least, that’s what I blame it on.*grin* In trying to NOT eat too much the last few days I’ve been drinking a ridiculous amount of H2O, which is GOOD for me, but I think caused me to gain some in just water too. Frustrating, but at least I know that’s temporary and when my body gets used to this new level of hydration, I should level out and start losing again.
So instead of just berating myself this week, I’m going to list some things I’m going to try to work on this next week to get better results, and things I encourage my fellow Fat Friday bloggers to try with me! (You skinny minies can just eat an extra donut for us, kay?)
1.) Exercise. DUH! I did this some, but half-heartedly and only towards the end when I saw my deadline looming and the scale rising. It wasn’t enough, obviously. So this next week, my goal is to exercise at least 30 minutes 4 days out of the week. I need to do more, but that’s a good starting point for now.
2.) Eat Less. DUH! Seriously, why didn’t I think of that before??? *grin* I can’t do diet’s y’all. I’ve tried and failed too many times. But what I CAN do is limit my portions and make healthier choices. And how do I do that??
*I eat the slimfast meal bars sometimes because I can eat them and they actually fill me up for a few hours. Usually I do this for breakfast and many times lunch.
*Limit my going out to eat. My lunch habits are awful, and I don’t eat salads. (hush, I know that’s bad… I’ve been lectured before.) So, I’m limiting myself
to ONE lunch out this next week. Instead of, like 4 or 5, that I’ve been having.
*Eat half. This is my favorite one. When I DO go out, especially to a restaurant, I try to let myself eat only half of my meal. The other half I save for lunch the next day. This splits up the calories AND saves money. LOVIN’ IT!
So those are my infamous weight loss tips. Eat less and do more. I know, what a concept!
Discussion: How did YOU do this last week? I wanna hear it! And… do you have any of your own weight loss tips to share with the group? As you can tell, I desperately need some. *grin*
Sorry about your gain, BUT the good news is, it is another week and time to shed those pesky pounds. I stayed the same. No ups and no downs. I guess that is better than gaining, but still….I was doing a little better, I thought!
Eating 1/2 is a GREAT way to do things. Also, I try to stock my pantry with snacks I can eat without regret. Kettle popcorn (94% fat free) is a perfect snack for me. Filling, sweet/salty, and only 1 WW point. 🙂
Sorry about the gain. Wish I had hints that actually work. I've been trying for almost two months and have lost maybe two pounds. I blame it on the muscles I'm building through exercise. 🙂
I started out walking a mile on the treadmill 3 days a week and am now up to 2 1/2 miles 5 days a week plus swimming with the kids three days a week. Started wearing a pedometer to count my steps (don't get a lot sitting at the computer). Hate drinking water unless it's ice cold but found a cherry limeade mix by Crystal Light so I can stay hydrated. Have a container of cut-up veggies in the fridge for easy access/healthy snacking.
At some point the exercise and increased muscle mass (okay, small muscles but more than I had before) should make my metabolism burn more calories. I hope.
I was very unhappy with my weight before I started writing again over a year ago. Then I just got obsessed with writing, and started eating less, and went on lots of walks to think about my book. And I lost 30 pounds! I know for sure it was because of my eating less. My stomach shrank, and my life has changed. I wish you the best of luck. I've never lost weight like that before, and I think it's because I wasn't trying to. Go figure.
You are way hard on yourself! But so right about how to do it. Cut everything in half and stop eating after 6pm at night.
well.. i'm thin as stick..so, not much to share about that! 😉
One Day at a Time (food blog)irony?
I was up too. Even after all the walking etc. I didn't have a scale with me though, but I was back to about where I started on Sunday morning. Bah humbug!
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