Today's Weight: 154.6
This week's results: +1.4lbs
Alright, gang. I've gained 4 pounds this month. This recent gain is a combination of TOM, quitting a job, gaining and starting a job, and celebrating the return of my manpanion from a week long trip away from home.
I'd sit and make excuses, but I only half-heartedly tracked. I skipped a workout. I drank a fair amount and I ate things that were probably more points than I ended up tracking.
I am, however, extremely frustrated to have ended May with a FOUR pound gain, when it was the same month I made it down and into the 140s. Progress demolished.
I'm having a hard time committing to the program. There's some sort of panic built in around the fact that you've spent all but 6 points of your food budget before dinner. 6 points would make a decent dinner if one were inclined to be creative, or... gasp... plan. But for me, that sends me into a tizzy and instead of eating 6 points, I have 16.
I've been binging a LOT lately, on relatively low point food, but I'm still binging, later at night before bed.
There's been a lot of change going on around me, and eating has always been my stress response. I am worried, though, because I am still someone who works out at least 5x a week, but almost always 7x, with bouts of activity in between when I ride my bike to work, or go on a date to the climbing gym, or do laundry and run up and down the stairs in between.
I truly cannot, scientifically, see how this gain is possible - but that doesn't make it less of a thing that's happened. The numbers are there.
It seems like it may be time to start doing some realistic goal planning, so this week I will commit to:
- Drinking a full glass of water before I start any sort of meal or snacking.
- While I'm drinking my water, I will take a picture of any food I eat before I eat it. This will cause me to be more mindful of what I'm shoveling into my mouth, and then I have a handy reel of proof if I don't track my food immediately. This could potentially be a HUGE bonus. Slow down, and be accountable? The whole point!
- Distracting myself with hard candy when I want to binge late at night. (I am prepared with my GIANT BAG of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops that I use to help keep study binging at bay during the school year)
- Loosely planning my meals (which can be swapped around to leave room for tastes) and STICKING TO THAT LOOSE PLAN because it's a loose plan, so c'mon.
- Keep on keeping on with my 7 day a week gym routine. That's 3 days lifting and 4 days of cardio.