Friday, June 26, 2015

This Weigh In Brought to You by Mozzarella Sticks

Happy Friday!

I am typing this from home as I took the day off to give John and myself enough time to get to D.C. today. I think I mentioned this, but this weekend we'll be attending the wedding of one of his old friends, so I get the interesting prospect of attending a wedding where I know neither the bride nor the groom. Another perk is that I get to see some college friends over the weekend, most of whom I haven't seen in years.

The goal I set out for myself last week was to track. It was a small goal, just focusing on this week. I think it would have been too much to make a goal of "start tracking today and then continue until you die or they invent some kind of autocounter."

I'm happy to say that I have been tracking this week! Even when I ate, dear God, NINE mozzarella sticks last night at our office happy hour for a departing colleague. Aside from last night, I've been eating at a good deficit this week overall.

This week's weigh-in:

Start6/88/1910/2912/311/283/314/215/55/126/76/186/24
Weight200191.2182.6181.4177.2174.6168.4170.4172.4171.8174.4169.8169.8
Lbs. Fat82.772.570.867.165.360.361.363.460.96560.561
Lbs. Muscle 67.366.867.363.964.461.5656464.265.162.559.4

Aw, man, was hoping for something better. Keep in mind this weigh-in was before my private fried cheese party. But it's exactly the same as last week, except more fat and less muscle. Fail. Maybe the weekend before I started tracking was worse than I thought, or maybe it's one of another million factors. Either way, I need to work really hard this weekend not to go overboard. 

Even though I can see and feel that my waist has gotten smaller in the last couple of months, I still feel like I haven't made progress in months. My failure is consistency. I can be great for a few days, but those one or two crappy ones really throw me off. I need to be better, or learn how, to incorporate reasonable choices into those difficult food-moments - happy hours, weddings, and parties. 

Slow and steady wins the race, right? 

2 comments:

  1. You are doing amazingly! Don't be too hard on yourself. You're creating a new lifestyle that is sustainable - not a quick fix. You are learning how to indulge sometimes and make healthier choices other times! And that balance is what life is. No one wants to live a life of deprivation just to see those numbers go down faster :) Keep up the good work and know that slow and steady DOES win the race!

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  2. You're being honest with yourself and tracking even when you have cheese shame. That's a good thing, truely. I wish I were more consistent as well with food choices and exercise.
    Good luck with the upcoming social stuff! The only thing I can suggest is to chew gum or brush your teeth once you've finished your meal instead of snacking. But then, that hasn't completely stopped me before :D

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