Weekly Update - 10/21/2007

October 21, 2007 · 5 comments

  • Diet starting weight: 295
  • Week starting weight: 273
  • Today’s weight: 275
  • Week weight gain: 2 lbs
  • Total weight lost: 20 lbs

On Wednesday I wrote that I had a poor start to the week, which wasn’t totally unexpected given my travel schedule.  But I also wrote that I was going to work extra hard between then and today to make sure I still locked in a loss for the week and I failed to do that. 

Things I did well this week:

  • Overall I made pretty good snack decisions, eating a lot of apples for example.
  • Ate at a Fish, Steak and Chops place and ordered a simply grilled salmon instead of the hunk of red meat I normally would have.

Things I did not so well this week:

  • I only did one day of strength training.
  • I only got on the treadmill once, and not even for my full 40 minutes.
  • Too many group dinners where I ate and drank along with the crowd instead of containing myself.
  • Hit the minibar for chocolate.  Twice.
  • I didn’t participate enough on my blog.  This blog is supposed to be therapy, it’s supposed to help me remind myself I am on a plan.  I need to be as committed to it as I am to my weight loss plan.

I’m not going anywhere this next week and I am committed to getting back on to the plan.  I have a physical scheduled on Thursday and I would like to go into that feeling good about the progress I have made to date.

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Diana the Scale Junkie October 21, 2007 at 10:06 am

I think learning to make new habits and not eating what everyone else is eating takes time. I know I’m not there yet, I have a few social occasions this month and next and a ton of them in December and its going to be difficult to do the “right” thing. Honestly I think you have to give yourself a lot of credit for:
1. acknowledging you didn’t do your best
2. making a plan to do better
3. getting back on track right away

Its takes time to change, we will get there.

Rachel B. October 21, 2007 at 11:50 am

The physical may be just what you need at this point to help you realize how far you have come, yet reassess about where you want to be.

john - from fat to fit October 21, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Diana - You are telling me! It’s really hard. The good news is I frequently have the opportunity to try to improve. The bad news is I frequently am in these types of situations, not yet prepared to properly handle them. In regards to my weight I have to remember how long I told myself this would take and recognize that it is a journey.

Rachel - I hope so. It is going to be strange, I have actually lost a little weight since my last exam about 18 months ago, although I pretty much did nothing but gain until a few months ago. So I am prepared for my blood work to come back worse. I wish I had had an exam at my peak, but these things need to be scheduled months and months in advance. I am actually looking forward to it (well, not ALL of it!).

Sarah October 21, 2007 at 4:01 pm

I really connect with this post. I just called myself out for my bad habits on my blog as well. Sometimes just getting it out there (confessing) is theraputic because you’re taking owership of your actions and you’re not fooling yourself into believeing that youre doing all that you can or should be doing. I’m constantly recommitting myself to my lifestyle after a bad day or week and I think that’s important and healthy.

I hope you have a great week!

Angela October 21, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Maybe it’s a full moon….it’s been a rough one all over fatblogging land this week. My guess? October schlump. Oh sure, September is all full of promise and new beginnnings and fall. October is shorter days, colder nights, and a hankering for all sorts of comforting things. Plus, a routine shake up is not helpful. Have a better week John…we all will.

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