Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Katie: Week 17


Current weight: 144 pounds
Last week's weight: 144 pounds
Total weight loss: 26 pounds

You know how your weight drops during the week and then goes back to what it was the day when it "counts"?  This happens to me all the time.  All.  The.  Time.  Today being no exception.  So, I guess technically I haven't lost any weight this week, but I'm certainly not feeling upset with myself.  I have been exercising and being active even more than usual this past week.  As in, not just one, but multiple walks to and from campus on the same day, multiple days.  And remember how I'm lifting weights for that postpartum study?  Well, when I started they had me doing one set each of all of the different machines.  Then I was doing two sets each.  Now?  Yep.  Three sets each.  Aye-yi-yi.  On Friday when I did three sets for the first time (and had already walked to and from campus twice that day) I came home and sat on the couch for at least an hour.  I didn't even want to lift my arms.  Yesterday when I did it it wasn't so bad, but it's definitely more of a work out than just doing one or two sets. 

In other news, the battle to keep sweets at bay continues.  I usually do pretty well, but was definitely conquered by some super yummy chocolate chip cookies my friend brought to dinner on Sunday.  I guess it's some sort of strange blessing, but I'm actually really bad at making chocolate chip cookies.  Mine never turn out like I want them to.  So, luckily, I don't eat them here at home all the time, but I am kind of a sucker for a really good homemade chocolate chip cookie. 

Kind of along the same lines, I've also just recently stopped writing everything down in my food journal.  Despite the chocolate chip cookies, I think I've got treats under control enough that writing it down doesn't really make a difference anymore.  And I had gotten to the point where I was just remembering what I ate and then writing everything down at the end of the day, which seemed a little pointless.  So, I've decided to go with the natural flow here and see how I do without it. 

Umm... and sorry for no pictures again this week.  I don't even know what weeks I'm supposed to be doing pictures anymore, that's how bad it's gotten.  But Bryan is almost done with finals so I'm just not going to worry about doing one more thing until next week at the very soonest.

Well, I've gotta go.  Have a great week everybody!


The Thriftress said...

The same thing happens to me all the time! I feel like I'm having a good week, the scale is down and then on weigh-in day BAM! I always blame it on water retention but it can't be weigh-in day specific water weight!!!

Kathy Haynie said...

We'll eat healthy foods and get some walks in during your visit to Oregon. Can't wait to see you!

alee said...

Pictures! Pictures!

Just beware...it is a slippery slope that leads back to frumpville! Take a moment to remember how great you feel right now and use it as your motivation when even the most tempting of chocolate chip cookies comes around! (well, at least when seconds come around!) :)

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