This was not a good week, you guys.
Kim: 163.5 ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (+1 lb)
Nick: 206 (-2.5 lbs)
Overall Nick is down three and a half pounds and I am up half a pound!
This week I started Couch to 5K, and I ran that three days. I also went for a few decent neighborhood walks with Nick, and for a serious two hour walk with a friend. I definitely increased my activity significantly, so what the eff?!
Nick says I am snacking too much, and damn him, I'm inclined to agree.
The only other explanation is fiance sabotage, and I'm not prepared to go there just yet.
If I gain next week, I'm hiring a royal taste tester.
This upcoming week, in order to get this thing turned around, I am implementing a few changes.
- I will be doing the Couch to 5K five times instead of three. (This was my intent last week, but things got in the way. And apparently, into my stomach. No more excuses.) (I just want to point out that today I seem to have a mild stomach flu, and I'm still planning to run tonight, so let it never be said that I'm not trying!) (Apparently I'm just exceptionally good at failing.)
- As much as it pains me, I started tracking my calories on the Daily Plate at Livestrong today. I love this program and I hate it. On the one hand, I enter my height, weight, and how many calories I want to lose each week (2) and boom! I am helpfully told how many calories I can consume each day in order to reach my goal. I can easily search the (enormous) database to find the foods I eat, or I can enter calories manually. If I exercise, I can log that in and earn back some calories. (I like to call this part Getting Enough Calories For Ice Cream.) So when does this process start to suck? Oh, generally right around dinnertime, when I start trying to add up ingredients and divide by portion size and right around the point where I'm checking the calorie content in a tablespoon of margerine, my head explodes and I swear off the damn program. The thing is, though, it works. Each time Nick and I have done this in the past we have lost weight without feeling deprived. (Frustrated, yes. Deprived, no.) I do find that I need to work out pretty much daily in order to feel totally satisfied (read: in order to earn dessert) but that's not such a bad thing! Clearly I am just not skilled at judging how many calories I consume in a day, so I'm going to need to suck it up and suffer through this.(Though I do need to remember to track each item as I eat it, and not log it all in hurriedly at 2 pm, lest this should happen:) Apologies for the horrible quality of this picture. I think I was in a state of shock when I took it.
3. I will actually start using my exercise ball, as opposed to just talking about using it.
4. I will drink even more water, gallons and gallons of water, basically until I either float away or get skinny, whichever comes first.
Ok, my eye is starting to twitch over the fact that my lovely numbered list is now strangely formatted, and that feels like enough goals for one week!
Now that I've had two lousy weeks out of three, I'm curious: what the heck do you guys do to stay motivated during a rough patch??