I know myself so well… I did eat more because I thought I had a cushion! Work is going well though! Which is good and bad, I went out drinking/dancing this weekend with coworkers which is bad for my diet but good for my social life. It was also like 105 degrees this past weekend, and I literally existed on only ice cream. I had an entire pint of ben and jerry’s one day and an ice cream cone the next.
The bright side is I didn’t gain, I just haven’t lost at all. Or well, I did gain, but not since I last logged. Last Thursday I was at 126.6, and now I’m back up to 127.4 It just really sucks that I lost a week. But I’m back on track and I CAN make this work. Starting this weekend, bar classes once more!
So my period is gone and I officially weigh… 127.2 pounds! I’m within 12 pounds of my goal weight! And it’s totally possible (and expected) that I’ll be 125 by Sunday… it’s only 1.2 pounds in four days! That’s like 3800 calories burned, and I’ll have the weekend to actually exercise. So by the wedding (11/11) I should definitely get myself to 115.
That’s the biggest problem with this job… I work 10-11 hours a day, and by the time I get home going to a bar class, or doing an physical activity at all, is the last thing on my mind. It’s like 8 pm, I’m stressed and tired and just want to watch TV or go to sleep. I think once I’m less stressed about this job, I’ll be able to start going to the 7:30 AM bar classes that are right across the street from the office, which would be amazing. Then all my exercise would be done by the time I finish work.
So this week has consisted of basically no exercise. I walked three miles yesterday after work, and that’s it since Sunday. I’ve still been following my diet really strictly, and I’m still losing, so I figure I can allow myself the week off to adjust to work. I’m already ahead of schedule anyway! My timeline has me at 125 on Sept 30th, so I’ve got some room to spare. Though, knowing me, that will just make me eat more thinking I’ve got some cushion.
115, here I come!
I broke my plateau! First I weighed in at 129.8 (still success!) and then for two days I was at 129.4. So at least it’s holding steady. Also, something that might explain the stall in weight loss—I got my period yesterday! Which is fantastic because 1. it explains why I wasn’t losing, 2. when I weigh in at the end of the week (I never weigh myself while I have it), it’ll be even lower, and finally, 3. it explains my cravings!
Yesterday I ate bad food. Like, really, really bad. A PINT of Ben and Jerry’s and FOUR slices of pizza. Somehow, I still came in at negative calories (only -200, which is barely a loss, but hey, it’s not a gain!). I’ve been using fitday to keep track, and I reallyyy love that tool. It’s great to see everything I’ve eaten listed, to see all my exercise taken into account, and it’s SO motivational to see -1500, and then the next day see the half pound missing from the scale. It really reinforces the truth that it’s just arithmetic, and my goals are attainable.
In less pro-weight loss (but more pro-happiness) news, I got a job! Which is amazing for so many reasons but does mean that my constant exercising throughout the day is going to drop off dramatically. But there is a bar studio RIGHT across from where I work, so I’m going to try to be motivated enough to take the 7am classes there and then work my (TEN HOUR) days afterwards.
But mini goal achieved! Back in the 120s! Next mini goal: reach 125! I can so do this.