Sunday, 13 September 2015

8th September Weigh in

Last week I wrote how my aims were;
  1. Beat last week's step total, which shouldn't be too hard a stretch for me.
  1. Stay within points. 
  1. Track track track! It can be easy to forget to track, especially when on filling and health, but I need this to stay accountable, and I still need some type of portion control.
So, how did I get on;

1. I did beat last week's total of 64,346 steps

to be fair I smashed it, and was very pleased with it! Not bad considering I am behind my desk for 8.5 hours of the day.

2 & 3. I have been trying out the weight watchers filling and healthy plan, as I said last week to try and get myself back to eating good and filling food and this week was the first week ever I have managed to complete a full week of it. Normally when I try filling and healthy it gets to the point where I do not track everything I am eating. I am not sure why, but it happens. I do use the app, and have no excuses other than laziness.

Filling and Healthy was great to do, even if it did involve a lot more prep and organisation and heart ache at the idea of coming home at 9pm to chop up spuds (Tuesday). And 11pm trips to Tesco for appropriate foods for lunch the next day (Thursday night). I enjoyed all the meals and I like the liberation over not needing to point everything. I did still weigh things out though.
I did stay within the points I had at my disposal, both weekly and activity points and I actually had two to spare which was quite a shock for me.

What did I use so many points on? It's actually a bit funny, during the week it was condiments, salad cream to go on my salads, ketchup with some dinners. Olives and cheese to keep ticking until dinner. The odd (and I mean odd) curly wurly for an evening treat. I have to say though I only had two bars over the week and that is normally my treat of choice. I just didn't actually fancy treats. Could I have actually been satisfied with all I was eating?!

During the weekend I had the real challenge. No routine and I am screwed, boredom and I am screwed. But that weekend I kept it together due to having a well stocked kitchen and having planned my days out. Also the fact I actually had an active Saturday and Sunday helped.

I did have a take away and 2 bottles of Prosecco, so there you have the absolute vast majority of my available points. And because I tracked, I managed a loss. A big loss.


I was surprised it was as much as this to be honest.

I wish I could say got next week I expect the same - I really do not.
My activity has been very low this week, only a handful of walks and yoga everyday (yoga really doesn't count towards much for me weight-loss wise, but weight loss is not the reason I practice).

I have been very busy and lazy in equal measurements and organising and food prep has not been at the top of my to do list. I did want to make sure I got an update in here though to keep me accountable. And I will be back on Tuesday to tell you the damage and to draw a line under it and move on.

If I was able to manage it in that week past, I will be able to do it again.

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