No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Oops, so proud of my title that y'all almost ended up with a blank blog post. Fortunately, BTL is smarter than me (or at least requires less caffeine).
Since my usual weigh-in/meeting day is Wednesday, everything was delayed by a day because of the 4th of July holiday. I considered going on Tuesday instead so that the scale would not reflect any over-indulgences of the planned holiday BBQ or the lovely large bottle of double stout that I had chilling in the fridge-but that seemed less than honest. So, I was up by 0.6 lbs--which put me right at my goal weight. I will still need to be diligent this week since I used up quite a few of my weekly points on Wednesday.
Which brings me to my "a-ha thought of the week". Even though I'm supposed to eat more now that I have moved from the loss phase to the maintain phase--I still have the same weekly points budget. Now I'm sure that everyone who does the Weight Watchers thing has their own way of thinking about things--but here's how I look at it: The daily point allowance is to meet my nutritional needs, earned activity points are points I need to consume to refuel my body from exercise and the weekly points are so I don't feel like I am depriving myself of foods that I just plain old enjoy. So, INDULGING WHILE LOSING WEIGHT NEEDS TO LOOK THE SAME AS INDULGING WHILE MAINTAINING YOUR WEIGHT. I think this is going to be so important for me going forward. (RIght up there with accepting the fact that I don't look like Lara Croft Tomb Raider even though I am at my goal weight;P)
So, time to finish up the last of the coffee and put on the running gear. I've not been doing my "speed" workouts lately. I do miss the intensity a bit (that feeling of being a wrung-out wet washcloth when you finish) but I'm liking keeping things at more of an easy jog--or even just a brisk walk. I can't even blame the heat, the early am weather has been cool. I'm trying to decide if I am slacking or just listening to my body. How do you make that call?
Have a great Friday, leading into a wonderful weekend everyone!