That was SO hard, btw!! I've asked the receptionist not to tell me on more than one occasion but I can usually peek as they write down the number. I've become an expert at reading the numbers upside down and then quickly calculating the total. But not last night!! Nope, last night I got on the scale and closed my eyes.
Don't judge me.
I then briskly walked to my seat, Success Record in hand and thrust it at my sister. I feared holding it one second longer would lead to me peaking at it. Which I really wanted to do. But also, didn't really want to do...
My week wasn't great but it wasn't terrible either. I tracked everything I ate but I ate things I don't normally eat, like Chinese food. It was New Years!! It's a tradition around here to eat Chinese food on New Years! I didn't binge on it though which was amazing. I ate 2 chicken fingers, 2 crab rangoon, 1 beef teryaki and about 1/2 cup (I couldn't measure for sure, we were at a restaurant) of fried rice. I also ate all of the broccoli my brother-in-law didn't want, LOL!! His dish came with broccoli and I love broccoli...lmfao! I considered it a successful dinner. Typically I eat Chinese food to the point of discomfort and I've never had broccoli with my Chinese dinner...so yeah, it was indulgent and pointy but I practiced tremendous self control. And I didn't eat any of the leftovers we brought home either!
I stayed within my DPT most days but I did go over a few on Tuesday and for some reason I was RAVENOUS yesterday. Awesome, right? Eat a crap ton BEFORE I weigh in!! But, I ate well. Fruits, veggies, lean protein...just more than I normally eat in a day. I did end up over my points but when you're starving you've gotta eat!
So food-I'll say I'm 90% happy with food for the week.
But exercise was another story. I barely worked out. I wasn't feeling good, in fact I had to leave work early on Monday which I NEVER do!! I've called out twice in close to a year and always with at least a few hours notice and only in the case of absolute emergency...I've never left early due to being sick. I felt guilty as all heck but it was necessary. I spent a lot of time watching TV this week. There was so much Netflix. Which I suppose I needed...I'm still feeling a little off but because I had so much downtime this past week my sleep schedule is a little messed up. I've been staying up late and sleeping in which I don't normally do. Now I've got to get back on my normal sleep schedule which is challenging and means I'll be extra tired for a day or 2 but I've got to push through so I can get back on track. Unfortunately for me tired usually equals increased hunger. I'm going to be prepared for the hungry horrors to strike though and fill up on lots of veggies. I LOVE fruit but I find that veggies tend to be more satisfying and even though fruit is zero SmartPoints I do worry that eating an excessive amount is going to be detrimental. I mean...I could honestly eat like 5 bananas a day...but cucumbers, celery, baby carrots; those things I can eat in moderation :)
Anyways...I got totally sidetracked there...
Workouts were not good this week.
Food was alright-could've been better, could've been worse.
How do I feel?
I felt thin this week despite the fact that it wasn't a great week. My wife noticed that I looked thinner and I felt like I looked thinner so-yay! However, I'd guess that I was maybe up, probably less than a pound. Mid-week I was guessing I'd be down around 2 because I felt like I could see a change in the mirror...but then I got hungry and stopped working out and I was sick so I started to feel puffy and not so accomplished.
But, I'm feeling confident about next week! :) For now...;-)