I just did my weekly Friday weigh-in. I lost a 1/2 lb. this week.
How do I feel about that? Meh.
I'm not beating myself up, but I'm a little disappointed.
I believe there was a couple reasons this happened. First, I went over my calorie range five out of seven days this week. This increase also reflects a change in hormones this week dealing with my time of the month. I had a hard time keeping my cravings at bay!
Hubby also bought a 12-pack of Coke this week. I was picking up a can of soda 2-3 times a week, but with the Coke in the house, I was sometimes drinking a couple cans a day. (This is still better than a little over a month ago, when I was chugging 1-2 liters a day...but still!)
Coke is my Kryptonite. If I'm near it for too long, I start getting weak. That's why it was better to keep it out of the house altogether! I know I was drinking a considerable amount of calories, and the sugar (and hormones) was also causing me to crave other foods, too.
So....back to picking up a can here and there, and maybe weaning myself off altogether? (I did this before)
Three good things that happened this week....
~I pushed myself during our walk yesterday and averaged 16-17 minutes per mile. This was in the freezing cold. I remembered a fitness test I did in Dec 2012. I struggled to walk a 20 minute mile. I pushed myself then, and I was dealing with a health issue for 2 years which caused me to be weak. I had a moment of gratitude that I was in a healthier state than when I started SP back then, even though I feel like I'm "starting over" again.
~I caught myself looking past the last can of Coke in the fridge door and making a conscious decision to eat something healthy. A month ago, I would grab the Coke first thing in the morning and probably not eat breakfast at all. I felt calm and in control.
~I ate a HALF baked sweet potato with veggies last night. Really, a half? That would never happen before. I budgeted to allow for a little butter and a teaspoon of brown sugar and cinnamon. When I ate the sweet potato, I realized I probably didn't need the sugar at all. My taste buds are changing, and I'm grateful.
Dinner around 200 calories* - 1/2 baked sweet potato, Tbsp. reduced calorie spread, tsp. brown sugar, dash of cinnamon, 1 cup sauteed brussel sprouts
I am still thankful for progress, even if it's slow progress.
*200 Calorie Dinner - The past couple days, I started experimenting with eating a large breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner. I found eating this small amount was better on my digestion. I got slightly hungry before bed and ate one small tangerine, but I wasn't ravenous.