Weekend Weigh-In, Slow And Steady
I had a good week with mostly healthy food choices and great workouts. I’m still having trouble breaking the evening sweet trend but the rest of my meals were well balanced and healthy. For 5/7 of this weeks final meal I either included a sweet or called the sweet the final meal. They weren’t usually large sweets but that doesn’t excuse them. I’m all for a few here and there but that’s just too many.
Previous Weight — 269.0 lbs (on 9.29.2012)
Current Weight — 267.6 lbs
Change In Weight — -1.4 lbs
Not bad considering my food not being 100% on track. I’d have loved to see what the number would have been had I wrangled in the sweet tooth. My workouts were great and were a mixture of P90X weights and aerobics with some running thrown in for good measure.
Last week I said I was going to share my daily weigh-in graph. My goal for doing this is to show the ups and downs of a typical week for me and how the scale should not rule your week. It’s a tool that is not reflective of your progress, especially over the short term. So many losses go in fits and starts and your body adjusts in other ways when you get healthy like muscle gain and shrinking before the pounds might fall.
Here’s my graph for the week, I left the whole month visible because I plan to do this for 1 month).
As you can see I usually shoot up the day following a free meal. That’s typically followed by a quick loss, though not all of it. That then trickles off and may plateau followed by an end of week final drop. The middle of week plateau also may be due to the fact that I typically take a midweek off day where I don’t workout but I do eat well.
The overall trend is down and the rest is just the ebb and flow of my body. You to should be aware of your body, its trends, and patterns and always understand the scale but don’t beat yourself up over it. Is just a number and is not an accurate reflection of your overall progress.
How’d your week go?