Accountability Monday

No, this is now how I look when standing on the scale.  I think that is my facial expression sometimes.  Actually, I tend to close my eyes, step onto the scale, then slowly look down almost as though I’m peeking.  Regardless of the approach, the numbers were unchanged this week.  The Biggest Loser crew would refer to this as the second week plateau where your body actually decides to hold onto the weight for some reason.  Regardless, I’m disappointed.

But, looking at the bright side, I didn’t gain anything.  I guess that is a bright side.
Where did my week go astray?
  • I didn’t really keep track of my food over the weekend.
  • I didn’t drink enough water.
  • I drank too much coffee.
  • I gave myself too much liberty in the eating department. 
What did I do right last week?
  • I exercised!  Because I was so sore from the school soccer games, I go on the elliptical machine at least 3, if not 4 times.
  • I gave myself some leeway, but I made myself earn it first.  When I wanted a piece of cake, I did 30 minutes and 3 miles on the elliptical on level 4.  I bribed myself.
  • The food we cooked was very good for us.  Heck, weight loss aside, we ate out of the fridge all week.  No side treks to the store for more food.  That’s pretty good in our house.
This week, its back to the more regimented about how much food I eat.  Quantity of food seems to be my weakness.  This is why when people ask me about which Weight Watcher’s regime I follow, I am quick to say Points not Core.  Points is very focuses on what and how much.  Core gives you a list of approved foods that are within the diet.  Stuff not on the list needs to be counted.  I don’t think I could make that work for me.  Maybe later, but not now.
Overall, I’m feeling good, disappointed, but good.  I’ve had these issues before, so I know how to address them & I know I will overcome them.  My goal is to take what I did right last week and combine it with the better eating.  We’ll see what results it yields.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. garbonzo says:

    You know, I wouldn’t mind seeing you weigh yourself like that 😉

    Maybe we can arrange something? I’m sure we could come up with activity points!

  2. Hubman says:

    Good luck with the weight loss. I’ve lost about 20 lbs in the last 6 months, almost entirely due to adjusting portion sizes and staying away from the vending machine at work.

    Plateaus are bound to happen, but the fact that you can recognize the cause(s) and take correct action shows a lot 🙂

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