Friday, April 12, 2019

Week recap

I woke up this morning and felt immediate happiness!  I was sure that it was Saturday and that it was a relax day!  But then reality set in.  Oh well...tomorrow I can wake up with the bliss of freedom!!!  

So, since it if Friday, it’s time for a weekly recap!

As for my monthly goals...how did I do this week?

1. Tracking every bite of food I eat-   Success.
2. Money into savings-  Success
3. Weigh less-  This is not exactly a success but I’m not calling it a failure yet. (More on this in a bit.)
4. Be more active/exercise at least theee day’s a week -  Success.  well my weekend knocked out two days, but I have managed to walk on my lunch break 3 of the last 4 days.  So a huge success (even if the after work exercise hasn’t begun!)
5. Keep my calories within a specific range for at least 6 days a week.  Success!  I managed this. One day was borderline close and one was over...but I squeezed it out!  (more on this in a moment.)
6.  Step count an average of at least 5k steps a day. I was over that every day except the day that I didn’t walk on my lunch break.

Proof of a lunch time walk!

Weight
My body did the same old routine.  I was so careful over the weekend.  I ate healthy.  I watched every bite. I was so good with my water, and my weight still jumped up on Monday. This has been happening for a while so I didn’t panic. I stayed within the three pound ‘acceptable’ range that I am ok with.   But it is still frustrating.  I expect it to drop significantly tomorrow.

Calories
On Thursday I arrived in the training room ready to start the day with training (I’ve been training new hires). One of the new hires brought in donuts!  I looked at those big wonderfully delicious looking donuts all morning! I wanted one soooo badly!  Oh heavens I could taste the glaze!  My lips could feel the chocolate!  Ohh the sprinkles too, I could taste it all!  But.....I didn’t take one!  I didn’t even take a bite!  I stood strong!

But the willpower to resist took a lot out of me.  After a morning of resisting, the thought of settling for a banana, kiwi and cheese lunch while I walked was very distasteful! (If I walk on m lunch break my meal must be highly ‘portable’ as I only have a 30 minute lunch break and the lake takes about 20 minutes to walk around...and of course I need a few moments to use the bathroom and whatnot!). I just couldn’t settle!  I went to the cafeteria and got a turkey sandwich from the deli line...with lots of greens and vegetables!  I did cave and get a bag of chips (I looked at the calorie count and got the lowest calorie count bag there!).   I was fine with that choice.  It was still better and more nutritious than a donut...and probably a lot less calories than that oversized donut!   But...it caused my calories to be about 100 over my top end limit (Which is 1550 calories for the day).    And that my friends is the reason I didn’t manage a straight 100% success on the walking/exercise AND the calorie count.  

If we look at my calorie count we can see how well I really did!
So we can see that I had some days that were right on the borderline...days like Sunday.   But Lets look at the graph that adds in my exercise...
So we can see that the day I called ‘borderline’ was in reality no where near being borderline!   It was only the donut day that I was slightly over!!!

So all in all I am going to count this week as a success.  Even though my weight hasn’t dropped (yet).  I made some very good strides and lived a healthy lifestyle this week!  I moved more than I have in recent months and I ate well.  A win!




8 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

You did do well this week. I go through those times as well when I am finding it hard to resist something. Most of the time I am able to settle for something else, but there are also times when I just have to have what I want. It's like my body is calling out to it.

Jen said...


Wow...you did so good, well done.

Fingers crossed for those scales going down.

Warrior Butterfly said...

The same thing happens to me when I resist something but it takes a lot out of me. It's like I used up all my willpower for the day, and the rest of the day, I have none! You did awesome not eating a doughnut, and choosing a turkey sandwich was smart. Great job!

Tiffany said...

Take every success that comes your way no matter how small or big. You go woman.

MaryFran said...

I believe that to actually live we need to allow ourselves those moments of just doing....unfortunately for me (is) those moments have to be in moderation.

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!! They went down a half pound!

MaryFran said...

Yes! It’s draining!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!! I can do this!!!