After a week of watching what I ate, maintaining a reasonable calorie range, making an effort to be more active (4 boxing classes!), I….drumroll please….stayed the same. Actually, if you want to get technical about it, I gained .2 going from 202.4 to 202.6. Le sighe.
I don’t really know what happened, mathematically I should be down. Although I was unable to stick to my 1300 calorie goal on non-exercise days and 1600 calorie goal on days I did workout, I feel that I did pretty well. I weighed and measured everything and put every morsel of food that went into my mouth in my food journal. My only real “slip ups” were a beer and Kiddie Meal at the movies, both of which I accounted for in my food journal. Wah.
These graphs don’t show last Tuesday when I started this journey, but on that day I consumed 1,695 calories and burned 890 in boxing class. (Have I mentioned how much I love my class?! Cuz I do. So happy I found this gym!)
It is not my special lady time, I am not sick, so why did I not lose 8 pounds this week?! (I’m kidding, I know a reasonable rate is .5-2 pounds/week). I did have a few low blood sugars which meant extra calories consumed, but I tracked them and they did not totally kill my days. At one point this week I was down to 201.2, so I thought I was on track to have a nice loss. Yes, I’m an every day weigher-in-er. I do realize how much this can mess with your head, as you can see.
I am trying to keep my frustration at bay and just keep pushing forward. Back in the day when I was on Weight Watchers, I remember how sometimes it would seem like my body was a week behind. If I had a great week, I would stay the same, then follow that great week with a not-so-great week, and I’d lose. Seemed my body would be on a delay. So hopefully next week I’ll see some downward movement on the scale reflecting this past week’s hard work.
Goals for this week:
- Keep the carbs to a minimum.
- Eat more fruits and veggies, especially as snacks.
- NO Lean Cuisines (I am way too dependent on these things).
- Get to at least 3 boxing classes.
If anyone would like to follow me on My Fitness Pal, shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you my user name. I am always open to suggestions about my menu and food choices.
Here’s to a good week and remembering to be patient with myself!