It’s Monday, and you know what means: TOPS weigh-in! Weigh-in, in fact, for all of us. How did you do last week? Are you still hanging in there? Remember, even if you ate off-plan for Thanksgiving, get right back on the wagon and keep going.
Why weigh Mondays for this challenge? Because it typically keeps people honest on the weekends, the most difficult days to stick to healthy eating and habits. I know without Monday weigh-ins, I’d probably be much more naughty. Knowing I have to face the scale each week keeps me honest because I know short-term choices can have longer-term repercussions.
After last week’s gain of .25 pounds, this week I am down .25 pounds! Hey, I’ll take it.
My total losses so far since August: 52 pounds
Total for all of our friends so far in this Mid-Year Resolution Challenge: 1459.81 pounds!
Keep it up, everyone! We have about 4 weeks left before New Year’s Eve! It’s never too late to get started and make good habits a reality before New Year’s Eve!
Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Coffee. I never eat before a TOPS weigh-in.
Lunch: Huge Taco Star Nachos with the chips (almost 3 pm so super late lunch, early dinner. Is that Linner?)
Dinner: I am too full to even think about dinner
Exercise: Cleaning the house and locating my Christmas decorations. Wish me luck.
Notes: I am back to doing well and hope to lose a few pounds this next week!
What I learned:
I am so glad to continue to make strides towards losing weight through modified eating.
It’s not always easy trying to figure out what’s working and not working, but keeping a journal (as I do here with you) helps me to know what’s working for me and what isn’t. My baseline foods are the ones that I know don’t cause weight gain, and from those, I can branch out and try new foods that may or may not cause issues. Every bite is an experiment. It’s not always easy, and there aren’t always weight losses as a result, but I learn through doing and recording. Thanks so much for keeping me company in the process as we all work towards health and weight loss!