I felt like I did better than the scale reflected this week. Which is why it's a good thing I'm taking into account more things than just the number on the scale. This week I did not eat any sweets. My personal triumph for this week is that the day I planned on going to the movies and eating popcorn didn't turn into a free for all food fest. I had my popcorn at the theaters and I stayed on eating healthy for the rest of the day. I was tempted of course to make it a free day, but then realized that was dysfunctional thinking. I've already had my treat for that day and now I need to make sure I keep eating well. Also, I stayed eating healthy on Sunday. Matt did request French Toast for breakfast which I ate with the family, but then made sure to eat good foods the rest of the day. The problem I think, is just eating too much. So as much as I may not want to, I am re-downloading My Fitness Pal and I am just going to have to pay attention to how much I am eating. The hard part with tracking besides just not wanting to do it is making sure I don't get too caught up with the numbers. When I was tracking before, I would hate to see any red (meaning I was over for the day) and it would ruin the rest of the day if I was getting close or if I went over and it would probably ruin the next several days as well and trigger a period of not tracking and eating everything in sight. So, while I have a goal of about 1500 calories, I'm going to be more flexible in my numbers. If some days I eat 1700 that's ok. If some days I eat 1400 that's ok. If we go out once (or to the movie theaters) and I eat 2100 calories in a day that is ok. The goal is to continue to make healthy choices and to break my binge eating habits.
So here is the news: First the less encouraging:
weight: 166 That is up .5 pounds from last week
Body Fat: 36.1 That is up .6% from last week (although I do have doubts about how accurate my body fat sensor is on my scale. I think I want to get a fitbit scale, but that's another discussion for another time)
Now for the more encouraging news:
starting measurements: waist 36" today: 35"
Hips 41 3/4 " today: 41"
Meaning that while my weight may not be moving much and who knows what my scale is thinking about body fat (I notice that if you are hydrated you have a lower body fat percentage and if you are dehydrated your body fat percentage skyrockets) I have at the very least gotten rid of some excess bloating. I have shrunk ever so slightly, which is always a step in the right direction.