Friday, April 24, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge - Backsliding

Well, it's pretty clear to me that slacking off with the exercise and eating too much junk even for a few days can sabotage the weight loss. For various reasons I didn't get much exercise the week of April 6 to 13th. Then add all that Easter chocolate, and yep, my weight went up.

But it's up a bit this week, too - to 136.8 - despite getting back to the walking and treadmill. Now, I tend to weigh more in the morning than after my afternoon work-out, and I did have chocolate and a Coke last night (I thought it was the only way I was going to get through Survivor if "Coach" didn't get the boot), but still... ARGH.

However, I haven't been using the exercise ball, either. It was causing some discomfort, so I stopped. Now I'm a little leery to try it again.

Also, last week, I wasn't cooking many dinners, just mostly soup and that sort of thing. Not good in the long term, but good for a few ounces of weight loss. This week, we're back to our regular meals, with one big difference. I have to relearn how to cook for two, and haven't quite gotten into that mindset. So while I've been exercising, I've been eating more this week, too.

This week, I'm going to try to make smaller meals and I'll be going on a couple of long walks, because the weather's going to be gorgeous. And I've discovered that I really should do the treadmill no later than 1 p.m. Otherwise, I tend to get interrupted and/or find myself really reluctant to do it.

This week's step/treadmill tally:
Friday, April 17 - nothing (not home)
Sat. April 18 - 15,369 steps
Sun. April 20 - 1 hr. on TM
Mon. April 21 - 1 hr. on TM
Tues. April 22 - 1 hr. on TM
Wed. April 23 - 1 hr. on TM
Thurs. April 24 - Alas, only 1/2 on TM (see above re interruptions)

It takes so little to backslide, it's easy to see why people give up. However, the wedding's still a few month's away and I'm not giving up now! 130 by August 1! That's the goal.

1 comment:

Amy Ruttan said...

I'm trying to learn to cook for more than two now that my son and daughter seem to be going through a growth spurt and are eating more.

I don't know where Brianna puts it she's so freaking skinny and my son well, he's always eaten alot.

And then there's me, heading into the final 60 days of this pregnancy and my apetite and fatigue have gone up, up, up!! LOL!