April 14, 2010 By thea
The good news: I maintained this week!
The bad news: I gained two pounds last week, LOL!
So, my little maintenance streak ended last week, but I wasn’t too torn up about it. I have no illusions that I am going to make it all year without a gain here or there. I figured my body was just taking a break and it was a false gain.
But when I stepped on the scale this week and it was exactly the same (158.4), I knew something was up.
The weird part is that I don’t FEEL like I’ve gone off the wagon. I’m not totally gorging myself on food. My workouts have scaled way back but I’m still doing a little something. But something has changed.
What I feel is bloated. My water is consumption is down. I’m only getting about 64 oz a day instead of my usual 96 oz. I’m not sure why I’m drinking less. I’ll have to keep an eye on that.
And as much as I don’t like running, that was when I was maintaining my weight so I have to take that into consideration.
So, here’s the new plan.
- Get my water back up to 96 oz. a day. No exceptions.
- As much as I like the Wii, it’s just not enough to be my main source of movement. I can use it for rainy days and quick fun movement. But I need hardcore cardio, I think. That means back to running and biking. And I’m still toying with the idea of boxing, but I ‘m not sure I can fit that in if I am going to do a tri program. I’m really all over the board with the exercise.
- I can’t have “treats” 3 times a day. If I have a cookie after school with the kids, I can’t have ice cream after dinner, too. I may have to break up with sugar, but I really, REALLY don’t want to. Really don’t want to.
I’m going to start there. Hopefully, I’ll see a downward trend next week!