Back On The Wagon – Week 2

Okay, this should really be titled “Back On The Wagon – Sort of…” I honestly had the best of intentions last Wednesday, yet that somehow didn’t translate to awesome results this Wednesday. As is the case so often, life intervened and I just did the best I was able to (which really wasn’t very good some days).

Here are the vital statistics:
Current Weight: 160.0 (Yep, not one iota of change.)
Gain/Loss Since Last Week: 0.0 lbs
Total Weight Loss To Date: 0.0 lbs

What worked (or didn’t) last week?
I was a lot more conscientious about what I ate – until most days when 4pm rolled around and my willpower was at a low and my frustration was at a high and I just started grazing on whatever I could find. And my plan to wait for beer or wine until after the girls were in bed was only carried out 2 or 3 days.

Also I made it out for a run and a roller blading session last week and took BIT for a walk 5 out of 7 days. So while I wasn’t quite where I had wanted to be, at least I made a serious effort. And linking my FitBit to MyFitnessPal was pretty neat in that I earned between 75 and 100 extra calories a day based on my steps. I’ll take every calorie I can get!

So what’s the plan for this week?
Eating-wise, my goal for this week is to stop finishing whatever is left on the Littlest Brewster’s plate. I think it’s the downfall of many a mother that she snacks on the leftover chicken nuggets or eats the discarded sandwich crusts and then fails to account for those calories. Lord knows I didn’t need the 6 or 8 tortellini I ate off LB’s plate the other night but I just couldn’t bear to throw them away! Repeat after me: Just because my toddler doesn’t finish it doesn’t mean that I have to. And again with trying to limit my beer or wine consumption. Or maybe switch to *gasp* light beer.

No, I’ll just cut back. I’d rather have one awesomely hoppy and caloric beer than two low-cal, low-taste lagers.

Exercise-wise, my goal for this week is still to go for a run three times and to at least get out for a walk around the block the other days. Now that I’ve gotten two runs under my belt, I know it won’t kill me to get out there and go for it. I think I’m going to look for a 5K to sign up for in the next couple of weeks to motivate me even more to stick to my exercise plan. However, I’ve developed this sudden onset acute heel pain that started yesterday afternoon and is still making it difficult to walk this morning. Fingers crossed this is just a small flare-up of something easily remedied.

Okay. I’m going to do this this week. I always say that any loss is better than maintaining and maintaining is better than gaining, but I’d like to not feel like I wasted another week this time next Wednesday.

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