Today is my first full day back in the office in a week and my first routine day in almost two weeks. After two trips in two weeks to Penn State and Dallas, a day at home with Magnolia Monday, and an all day work meeting yesterday, I’m looking forward to getting back into my normal routine, to the official start of summer, and to finding my groove again with Weight Watchers.
As I’ve shared these past two weeks, the trips away were less than perfect, but I had a really amazing time on both trips. I took steps to stay on track and to follow the Weight Watcher’s plan on both trips, but I also ate out a lot and struggled to track/count Points for those meals. From both trips I learned to move as much as possible, workout if able, track as much as possible, and in the end, to enjoy the trip! I am not going to be hard on myself about the two trips and my weight gain. Would it have been nice to have lost big while traveling? YES!, but I also know I would have had to sacrifice a lot while away and it’s hard to lose weight when you have less control. I’m learning to find the balance and to look past the speed bumps instead of allowing them to derail me completely.
I weighed in today, and after much thought, have decided to move my weigh-in day to Fridays. I had planned on sticking to Wednesdays, as I shared in a blog post the other day, but I’m realizing I will best use my Points by starting fresh on Fridays. I want to be able to use the bulk of my Weekly Points on the weekend and then to stick to my daily SmartPoints during the work week. At least the past two weeks, I’ve felt like weighing in on Wednesday, after weekends out-of-town, left me with only two days to get back on track after more indulgent weekends. I weighed in today and am going to weigh in again next Friday. Summer officially starts on Monday, YAY, and it’s time to stay on track and to lose more weight.
After the two trips, I’m feeling really fluffy. This morning I woke up and just felt gross. Although I worked out in Dallas twice, I haven’t been to OrangeTheory in a week. This morning was my first day back and I’m just ready to feel better in my body again. I feel like the meals out and my lack of high intensity workouts have left me feeling really fluffy (heavy, bloated, you name it). My workout today was hard, but it’s good to be back!
Eating wise, I got back on track Monday when I returned to DC. I tracked both day and am feeling good about what I’ve eaten. I started off the day yesterday with 2 slices of toast, 3 turkey sausage links, and a little raspberry jam (7sp). For lunch, we went to Panera during out retreat and I ordered the Fuji Apple and Chicken Salad (18sp) and a piece of bread (4sp), which were awesome! For a snack, I had 1 cup of Triple Zero yogurt, 2 tbsp cinnamon peanut butter powder, and a banana (5sp).
For dinner yesterday, I had a Flatout pizza. I topped a Flatout Wrap with 1/4 cup of tomato sauce, 1 slice of reduced fat provolone, and turkey pepperoni (8sp). I also had a yummy side salad along my pizza (0sp).
Yesterday I was also able to go on two long walks. I went on one early evening before picking up Magnolia from daycare and then another one with Magnolia and Neal after dinner. Both were great!
Starting weight: 254 pounds
Week 4 weight: 249.6 pounds
Week 4 results: -0.8 pounds
Total weight loss: 4.4 pounds
I was really happy to see a loss this week, after just two days back on track after my time in Dallas. Maybe my time in Dallas wasn’t all that bad! Either way, the trips are behind me and it’s time to refocus. I’m working on some goals for the summer, as motivators and ways to refocus. I want to get back to tracking every single thing I eat, especially on weekends, and to enjoy my workouts again. Back on track!! That’s the plan!