I consciously and unconsciously didn't post my weigh in this week.
Meaning, I didn't want to post after I stepped on the scale Sunday morning, but I knew I still needed to in order to stay truthful in the part of this journey I'm in....a really sucky part.
But here it was:
Weight Last Week: 256.4
Weight this week: 258.6
2.2 pounds GAINED this week
Lowest Weight Recorded: 232.2 on 4/22/12
70.8 pounds lost since June 2010
I've been doing better this week on nutrition. I did realize that the dishes I made for meals this week were both high in fat - pulled pork and Philly cheese steak stuffed green peppers (I usually cook 1-2 big dishes that I can eat for lunches and dinner all week). But I've been watching my portions and adding LOTS of veggies alongside them.
When I did my mid-week weight check this week I was at 256.2. Yay! Then I realized I hadn't posted my weigh in this week and decided I should go ahead and do it to hold myself accountable through the weekend. I have three social outings/parties that will have alcohol present this weekend and I'm really going to try and limit myself. I'm laying off the beer and opting for not-as-bloating wine or vodka with club soda.
Last night I revisited my Sparkpeople app and found this:
The last time I logged my weight with SP was 5/12/12 and I was 236. I am exactly 20 lbs over this weight. It's frustrating and hard not to get down on myself that I let these 20+ lbs creep back up. I have been having trouble focusing on the day-to-day choices that add up to equal pounds lost. My normal cycle is I will eat well for 3-4 days and then have a binge day, give up and eat like sh*t for 3-4 days. Although I've lost around 8 lbs of the holiday weight I gained, I'm only doing well maintaining that loss and not continuing to lose.
It's clear I am not going to reach my 20 lbs loss goal by March 31st as I planned. My new goal is to be as close to my pre-holiday weight by losing 12 pounds over the next 6 weeks until the day I leave for the beach on April 26th. 2 lbs a week is very reasonable for me at this point.
Exercise has been good this week, at least from a "getting to the damn gym" perspective. I've worked out every day since Saturday. I'll do yoga tonight and then do some swimming in the morning, and have workouts in all 3 sports planned for over the weekend. I still have 9 weeks until the kick off to my triathlon season with the Cedars of Lebanon mini-Sprint Tri. My goal this year is to do 3 events, culminating in an Intermediate distance Triathlon in August or September.
Gotta stay focused in order to reach that goal.