Hello all! Another week, and I am gloriously happy. But you have to read my WHOLE post before we get to the weigh in, so...ha.
Here is how I did Saturday:
Burned 2564 calories
Consumed 1502 calories
Deficit of 1062 calories
Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2640 calories
Consumed 1522 calories
Deficit of 1118 calories
Well, Saturday was SUCH a success. That is 1502 calories of AWESOME HEALTHY FOOD, and I feel really great about it. I can't say the same for yesterday's eating. The day started out really well...
Husbandcake and I got up early and decided to get a little farther on the bike ride. I was surprised - we've been slowly working our way farther and farther but I notice yesterday that the entire second half of the ride to the store...is fairly flat. So once we reached that point I was more than fine and we made it all the way!
We rode a little around Clayton, with me wishing that it was a bit flatter. But it was not too warm yet, and it was really a great ride.
I did really well, fabulously well...until we were back on my street going up to my house and I had to get off and walk.
Sad! But once the steepest part was over I went ahead to end on a high note.
All in all I can't complain, it was an awesome ride. After we lazed around for awhile longer we got up and went to see Inception, which was fantastic. Husbandcake got popcorn and I did pretty well not having any. Instead I had a small pack of those sour punch straws, which I love, and the whole pack was 210 calories. The movie was great, I felt beyond fantastic about the candy too. But then...we went for Chinese food. I knew the whole time what a bad idea it was. It's all sodium and oil...but it was also delicious and then there I was 725 calories later and not even feeling completely full.
I spent a lot of time the rest of the day worrying about my two weigh ins today. My scale has absolutely loved me this week, and I just felt in my head that I was going to retain about 8 pounds of water. Haha...well the worry was good, it made me drink almost 50 ounces of water the rest of the day, so that I could kind of flush out my system (yeah I was just making it all up, I figured that water would be best though!). Had a healthy dinner of mostly veggies and I felt pretty good afterwards.
I guess there's only one place to go from there...
Last week's weight: 210.1
Current weight: 206.7
Pounds lost: 3.4
Weekly goal: Ummm, to keep doing what I'm DOING! I've found a good stride and I really am wanting to keep it up!! Oh - and my other goal is to not gain 12 pounds while I'm up in Napa...haha.
This sounds strange but I really wish I'd started out with the scale I have now. I feel like, I know I've lost more than ten pounds but numbers wise I'm still really, really happy to be only 0.7 away from seeing that. I'll get there, and soon!!
I am really happy to be finally where I want to be. I feel like at one point I was overdoing the exercise, and I don't want to do that again. I will find a good balance between burning calories and eating right - what I was doing was so much work and so much frustration. And this week I was a lot more relaxed and a lot happier. It's like stress is high in calories so I'm doing much better now!
I'm holding on to this feeling. I feel stupid about last week and feeling down. Sure, it will happen again - I won't be silly and say my next 56.7 pounds are going to melt away with a smile on my face, and I certainly don't expect to lose 3.4 pounds every week! But for now, I am going to just revel in happiness that I am doing well, I'm happy and I am losing weight.
I hope you are all happy too :) good luck to anyone else who has Monday weigh ins!! Hopefully my work weigh in goes just as happily!