Current Weight: 215.3 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 19.1 lbs
Last week, I talked about food journals and the importance of them when trying to lose weight. They hold you accountable and really let you see where things are going wrong (if you’re not losing). Over the past week, I was pretty meticulous in recording everything I ate and drank no matter how far off track I got.
The results? Well, I ended up using all of my Activity Points and was -17 on my Weekly Allowance. Not so good. That said, I looked at each day and started to reevaluate my eating habits.
Tuesday and Wednesday were not so good, but I think a lot of that was readjusting to the strict WW regimen . Thursday and Friday were A LOT better. I stayed within my Daily Points allowance, only using the Activity Points I actually earned for that day if I did go over.
Then came Saturday…
Saturday morning I always do my long runs for my half-marathon training. This past Saturday, we ran a total of 7.9 miles. I’m still trying to figure out how to equate that into Activity Points, but that’s roughly 15 Activity Points. Honestly, I haven’t worked out that much for that long in quite some time and never while trying to lose weight, so I’m struggling.
After the run, I was exhausted. I ate my protein-rich breakfast, drank a lot of water, and did some stretches. Then, I took about a 2-hour nap. After waking up, I was still starving, so I tried to eat fruit and drink more water hoping that would do the trick. It didn’t. I made a sandwich. Still hungry. And just proceeded to eat and eat and eat some more. Not exactly ideal when trying to lose weight. I was tired and hungry all day.
At this point, I’m trying to figure out how to combat this. I can’t eat everything in my house every Saturday and expect to lose any weight. Plus, I don’t enjoy feeling rundown all day Saturday…not so good for the social life. This week, we’re supposed to run 8 miles, so my current plan is to drink more water on the run and to make sure I actually eat my energy chews during the run (I didn’t on the last run and looking back, maybe that will help). I currently have been eating a banana with some peanut butter pre-runs.
Sunday and Monday were both pretty good days, so really it seems like if I can get my post-run eating figured out, I should be able to get with the program and start seeing more results. If any of you have any advice, feel free to send it my way! I could definitely use some!