Weighing In (Week 5)

Posted: February 10, 2012 in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, Weight Loss
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Week 5: February 6-February 10
Hours spent in gym: 0
Weight Lost: 2 pounds*
Total Weight Loss to Date: 10 pounds*

Obviously there are some things that need to be addressed up above, huh? First off, yes. You are seeing a big fat zero in regards to the hours spent in the gym. Now before you get all up in arms about it, this week was rough—and not from a “I don’t want to work out” perspective. Secondly, the asterisks are a result of me weighing myself on our reject scale at home.

This week was chock full of me being emotionally and physically not well. This kind of stems back to that blog I wrote on Tuesday about making decisions. I think when you worry the way I sometimes worry, you put so much stress on yourself that it actually manifests itself as physical symptoms. Anyhow, I felt like crap all week long, so much so that Wednesday and Thursday I stayed home.

So, I did lose two pounds—but it wasn’t a good two pounds. I haven’t eaten much over the course of the past week. Yesterday I didn’t eat until 2pm and I had a turkey sandwich, followed by a baked potato around 6:30pm, and a small thing of Weight Watchers ice cream at 8pm. So while losing weight is good—I’m afraid that losing it by not eating, is not.

We’re a snack cracker household—we always have some form of them at our house and lately Hy-Vee has had massive sales on their snack crackers. Right now I’m obsessed with Ritz’s Toasted Chips, which have been on sale for $2 a bag. If you haven’t had them, buy them. We’re also kind of obsessed with the sundried tomato and basil Wheat Thins.

I urge you to pay attention to the serving size on these, and on everything else for that matter. With most of these snack crackers it’s around 12 or 13, which is plenty. They aren’t bad for you, in fact they have a lot of whole grains in them, along with the good fat (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated)—but eating an entire box of anything kind of negates all that.

If you’re the kind of person who has problems with portion control, figure out the serving size, and divvy it up between several Ziploc bags. That way you know exactly how much you’re getting, and it’s all ready for you to grab off the shelf and go. You can also go the route I do with the Weight Watchers ice cream. I don’t trust myself to buy a whole pint, because I know when it comes time to scoop I’m going to scoop more than a half cup. So I buy the singles—they’re usually only $1 at the grocery store and I buy 3 or 4 at a time (Skinny Cow makes them too). Eating healthier sometimes requires a bit more money be spent, and I can do that because I’m not spending money on the dollar menu at Mickey D’s anymore.

I’ve been avoiding talking about the gym this whole time, in case you couldn’t tell. I’m not even going to say anything right here about what I’ll do next week as far as the gym is concerned—I don’t want to get your hopes up, and the past few weeks I’ve proven that I’m pretty good at doing that. I’ll get there though—that I will promise you. Here’s to hoping next week is better than this one!

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