Another week has gone by, and it’s time to check in with the Internets about my progress. Keeps me accountable; keeps you entertained (or not). Anywhozzle...
I sort of stopped tracking. I did on and off, but when I’m dealing with a whole foods, high protein approach, tracking doesn’t seem as necessary to keep me in check. If I were dealing with calorie counting, it would be a different story. So I didn’t track much, and I’m unconcerned about this. Not sure how I’ll handle this moving forward.
… Therefore I can’t really tell you about exactly what my nutritional intake was. But I can tell you this: I continued to focus on high protein foods during the week and ate pretty much similar to what I did last week. When I ate out, which accounted for three lunches this week, I focused on salads with significant amounts of protein, usually chicken.
I made it to two Zumba classes over the last week and did a fitness assessment at the new gym. I would say that counts as three workouts (almost). I am also still in PT for my postpartum issues, and this week we did biofeedback, which showed how weak my ab muscles are (very). I have been given a series of five exercises to do five days a week, so I started that on Wednesday night.
I’ve continued to just feel better during the day eating more protein and less carbs. My sugar cravings have gone away for the most part. I managed to walk into a Corner Bakery without walking out with a monster cookie. Small victories.
The Bottom Line
-1.2 lbs, -4.8 total, 20.2 to go
I think I would have lost a bit more, but as I promised myself, I refuse to go overboard about being strict and not partake in social events. I hosted a potluck brunch for some new mom friends. There’s no way I’m not going to try a homemade cinnamon roll, so there’s that. And I had a couple of drinks over the weekend. Yesterday, there was a going away party for a coworker with tacos, so I had a couple of those, but I managed to avoid the chips. All in all, I can live with a slower weight loss if I get to live a less all-or-nothing existence.
I’m taking a Pilates reformer class today and have already signed Emme up for gym daycare on Sunday so I can go to Zumba. I need to start getting to the gym once or twice during the week, so I’ll give that a shot. As for eating, I have a bridal shower tonight, but otherwise a pretty low-key weekend, which should mean less treats.
Check out Week 1 Recap.
Check out My Goals.