Sunday, August 12, 2012

Week 6 Weigh In

Prevent Yo-Yo Dieting by o5com, on Flickr

Previous Week's Weight =169.4 lbs
Today's Weight = 169.4 lbs
Lost This Week= 0 lbs
Total Lost = 10.6 lbs

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This was a tough week. I'm a bit disappointed I didn't lose any weight, but I'm more relieved that I didn't gain any weight. I didn't do a great job with my meals this week. Work was super busy, I was working long hours, and hardly getting any sleep. I decided to prioritize my exercise this week, and really let my calorie tracking slide. I didn't count calories or log my food this week. I did make sure I got my 5 a day fruits and veggies, but I ate a lot of less than healthy food too. I'm going to have to work on strategies to stay on track with my calories even when life gets busy (because it often does). But, I didn't do much damage, and I'm ready to get back to it this week.

I was more successful with exercise this week. I started a weight training program at my gym, and I'm really enjoying it so far, and learning a lot. Week one came with a lot of soreness, but I'm really excited about getting into a strength training routine. In addition to my 2 strength training workouts, I got in 3 tennis matches, and a quick swim. I think that was enough exercise that I didn't gain weight despite my poor diet.

Only 0.1 lbs to a healthy BMI. Here's to hoping I reach it next week!

What are your strategies for staying on track when life gets busy?

1 comment:

  1. It is hard to prioritize when life and work is so busy. The same issue got me off track this week too. My plan is just to get back in it: four mile walk Saturday after weigh in and a five mile bike ride yesterday.
    Good luck!