Had another good week. There is so much going on it seems like we never have time to get everything done. This means even more prioritization and planning. Just because I am busy, does not give me a reason to start taking shortcuts. 😉
A key to keeping on this fat loss journey is proper planning. If I have something going on I need to make sure I plan properly. I have been doing well in this regards. I have snacks and goodies stashed with me wherever I go. If I get the urge to snack for any reason I am ready.
A second part of my program is tracking what I am doing. I am using a program called Lose It! I record everything I eat, my weigh ins, etc. This is a great program for keeping on track. It even helps to know when I am not eating enough. SOme days I am hungry, so I allow myself a little extra snacks as I know I have the calories to spare.
Speaking of weighing in – I did not weigh myself every day! I did “cheat” and weighed myself once during the week. I am not sure of the psychology behind doing it every day versus only weighing yourself once a week. I really don’t know which way I will lean, I will keep trying different things and find out what works better. Since the next few weeks are holiday – and I know I will be cheating – I will try to keep an eye on things, this will mean back to daily weigh ins.
Yesterday was my weekly check in w/ Med Team. Since I wasn’t weighing myself I really didn’t know what to expect. I did weigh myself at home before heading down to the clinic. I really felt good about what I had accomplished over the past week. Staying on track with my meals and getting to the gym 3 times (I walked later Saturday afternoon, only was able to make it to Planet Fitness 3 times).
I lost another 3.5 pounds this past week! Unfortunately it is tracking as more muscle than fat so I will need to keep any eye on protein and calorie consumption to keep the muscle and burn more fat.
Here are the totals
- Lost this week – 3.5 pounds
- Total Loss = 37 pounds
- 46 pounds to goal!
This week was also a good week clothing [pants] wise. I fit in the 36’s I want to wear for New Year’s Eve. Still a little muffin top going on still I was able to button and zip them up! I then tried on another pair of 36’s that I have and they fit real well. Today was a pair of 38’s that are cut a bit differently and they fit well. My options of clothing is expanding – in a good way!
Love and Peace,
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