Well, well, well. It’s time to climb out of the holiday haze I was in this past week and make my way back to the blog for my weekly weigh in. I have to be honest – I was not looking forward to this. After three days straight of holiday festivities and way more food than I needed or even wanted, I finally got back on track with myself just yesterday. And although I am okay with what happened, it doesn’t look promising for weight loss at the weigh in.
I did have a good week. My mom makes great food when she does cook and I enjoyed eating it. I enjoyed being with my family for the most part, and when I didn’t I was supported by the wonderful Christmas gifts of chocolate and alcohol. So, yeah, it was a good little holiday for me. I just wish I had not gone into what amounts to a food coma. I didn’t feel hungry once in the three days I spent at home. I ate when other people ate and at the end of the day realized I never waited long enough in between meals to feel physical hunger, like I had planned. That goal I set for myself flew out the window as soon as I got home, sadly. But yesterday I woke up and waited until I was hungry for breakfast and then waited until I was hungry for lunch and the same for dinner. Not once did I look at a clock to plan my meal or check to see when someone else was eating and it was glorious!
Beyond the food part of the week, I also didn’t exercise much at all! I walked with my family one day of the week and then only walked again twice before the holidays and neither time was it even a mile. Pretty lame on the exercise front around here. My muscles feel like they are dying from non-use. I’m ready to jump back on the strength training wagon next week. I’m sure my body will appreciate it after the initial complaints. ;)
Monday December 21:
1 hour walking – 2.5 miles
Tuesday December 22:
15 minutes walking .7 miles
Wednesday December 23:
15 minutes walking .7 miles
Thursday – Sunday?
All this rambling means nothing if I don’t get around to the point of this post: the weekly weigh in! Eek! Here we go:
WEEKLY WEIGH IN:
Current Weight: 219.4
Previous Weight: 217.8
Weight loss: +1.6
Starting Weight: 251
Weight loss total: -31.6
Okay, so I gained 1.6 pounds. In a week. Hehe. I almost thought about skipping this weigh in because I knew it would be a gain, but that is silly. It’s not like it matters and it’s not like it’s extreme. But I’m back to my normal eating and soon will be back to exercising, so I’m not worried.
The lesson in this week? Of course you are going to gain weight if you overeat and do no exercise. It’s not exactly rocket science as to why I weigh more this week than I did last week. But for those of you who think you can just give up all the exercise and eat what you want again when you finish your diet… take note. It doesn’t work that way. You have to be consistent. Weeks of fun and weeks of gaining are fine and totally a good thing for you to have if you want to stay sane, but you can’t just diet and lose a ton of weight then stop. You will just put weight on again (at least for most of us). It’s a healthy living forever, dude!
So, I’m chalking this week up to what it was, survival via food and booze, and moving on to a better and healthier week.
How about you all? How did you do throughout the Christmas week? Did the cookies get the best of you or did you have an awesome week?