Friday, September 07, 2018

Friday review

Happy Friday!   I am so thankful that this hotter than blue blazes week is just about done!   Especially since the weather forecast is calling for a break in the heat and humidity.  The week was rather lackluster in most ways that count.  Nothing exciting or earth shattering to discuss.  

Victory of the week:
About a week or so ago, I decided to go totally without sweets for a few weeks to see what would happen.  I don’t plan on doing it forever...I do plan on going back to the random every once in a while indulgence...because that is a more sustainable lifestyle for me.  But hey...a few weeks sounds doable. 

I have held absolutely firm on this.  One evening I was having a banana with peanut butter and I was so ready to drop some chocolate syrup on top.  The syrup was in my hand when I realized that the chocolate would take my healthy evening snack into the realm of ‘decadent sweet treat’.  I put the syrup back.   The hardest evening was the night that I made a batch of edible cookie dough for Jason!  I wanted to cave!  I wanted to sneak a little bite!  I struggled to not lick the beater from the mixer or the spoon.   But I resisted!   I can tell you though...that just may be the treat I break my self imposed sweet treat fast with when my pre-determined time frame is over!!!

No matter what the scales say...loss, gain or maintain...I will refrain and make my goal of two complete weeks without a sweet treat!  (It actually is longer but I didn’t start paying attention and make my official vow until last Friday)

So a victory!  A huge victory over my addictions!  

Struggles of the week:
The heat!  The heat made riding our bikes pretty much non-existent!   It made walking outside on my lunch break and my 15 minute breaks absolutely miserable.  It just sucked the life out of me (us).

My calorie count was spot on all week long!  (With the exception of last Friday...we order pizza and’s my cheat meal!!!)

My carbs were a bit more than normal, I felt. But according to the macros workup in myfitnesspal, I was under goal most days on my carbs.

So the big question, how is my weight?   As I mentioned previously, I gave up my occasional sweet treats, so I was excited to see my weight drop! Well. All week long I maintained and saw no drop!  

My week wasn’t a bust!  There were some definite good parts and victories!  Hopefully the cooler weather  that is forecasted will help us get back out on our bikes!  And maybe...just maybe, the weight on the scales  will finally really start to consistently show my weight loss efforts!


mxtodis123 said...

Congrats on having the willpower to pass the sweets up. My problem is that once I get started I can't stop. I don't care for candy and cookies, but I do love cake and ice cream. I admit, I did buy a pint of chocolate last night to celebrate my win at the scale, but that's going to be it. Instead of having ice cream every night, I plan on once a week now. The heat has been awful here as well. It's cooler out today, but still humid so that sort of spoils it. I just want to feel a clear, cool breeze on my face. Then I'll be happy.

SANRDJ said...

Good for you for starting a new commitment. I'm sure you will see the results soon on the scale!

jesseybell said...

I went to a nutritionist this week (I've been planning on writing a post about it - I sware I will) and her thing was to cut out added sugars and white flour. I don't know how I am going to do that. Baby steps! Like right now I just can't eat plain yogurt (with berries) - I need to add a little vanilla yogurt - I guess maybe I could try adding vanilla extract? I just ate a Klondike bar with no added sugars - but I see that it had 6 g sugar and 6g of sugar alcohol. But better than nothing.

Even if your weight isn't down, does it affect bloating? That is where I see a huge difference. But the heat this week, the bloating could still be there!

I have friends who have swore off all sugar - I don't think I could do it. Like I don't see myself giving up dairy - I get too much of my protein from Greek Yogurt. Over all I don't want to eliminate food groups, but making choices other than chips, crackers, cookies, (okay, ice cream too). But she said eliminating sugar would be giving up pizza -um, no! I don't eat it THAT often (I threw out all my Lean Cuisine pizzas) but I don't like elimination. Cutting down drastically is okay. Elminating - no!

Have a great weekend! I hope it cools down and the rain stays away.