Well, week 3 has ended. It wasn’t one of my better weeks (out of, you know, the three weeks that I’ve been trying to lose weight).
Though I lost 5 lbs in weeks one and two, I stayed the same for week 3. At various points in the week I had lost a pound or two, but today’s official weigh in reads the same as it did last week.
Really, though, this was a good thing, though I feel a little glum about it. I’ve learned a bit, and that will help me with week 4.
1) Hot drinks (tea and coffee) have got to go. I added them back in this week, and if I have just two hot drinks with milk and sugar a day, that’s 200 calories (at least) right there. They are back out of my diet.
2) I do have to start eating better, not just less. A diet of pizza, McDonald’s, and cupcakes is not going to cut it, even if my calorie intake is reasonable.
3) I have to remember that snacks that I purchase for the kids are just that…for the kids.
4) I am going to have to start working out. I didn’t do it this week because I was sick for a couple of days, but then I used it as an excuse to not work out for the rest of the week. If I want to get back into shape, there has to be a fitness component. I know that once I add it in, it will be easier to keep it up.
So, here’s to next week. At least I didn’t put on weight, right?