Saturday, April 27, 2013
April Weigh In
I went into April weighing in at 273.
That day we had our Easter basket which was grotesquely full of goodies with the intent on eating our high cal meal the next day. That happened but so did my mom's Easter baskets for us which I asked her not to get us but you know how they give you that mom look like you'll disappoint them if you say no. We could've totally taken the basket and then take it to the Mr's work. That didn't happen. The next day from ham and candy, we were both up 9 lbs. We knew that wasn't permanent but still.
April 6th weigh in- 275 lbs. I gained two, the Mr stayed the same. Lil effer.
April 13th weigh in- 271 lbs. Four pounds lost!
April 20th weigh in- 270.5 Half a pound lost which was to be expected because after a big loss like that, we lose nothing or very little.
April 27th weigh in- 268 Two and a half pounds down.
Total of 5 lbs lost for the month or 7 lbs down from my highest during the month.
So from now on, weigh ins will likely be monthly. I'm going to try that out here and see how it goes.
What did we change?
I increased my water to double my amount of pure water for 130 oz average per day. I force it down no matter what it takes and some days it takes more than others.
We cut out all restaurant activity. No meals out whatsoever. This sucked. Most because I had to cook but it also brought out a fire in me to make it feel like we weren't missing anything either. I mean, does it look like we suffered?
We were able to incorporate sweets we like (though we both admit the 3 small cookies were like torture because they were so wimpy in size.) I kept our calories at about 2500 calories.
Tomorrow we're meeting a friend and were going to do a new normal high cal day. This includes a reasonable sweet (2 of something, likely normal sized cupcakes) and we're both dying for a burger so burger and fries and focusing on eating slowly and stopping when we're full and lots of water. This will be our new normal. One normal high cal day of reasonable sweet and one meal out then the other meal prepared at home between 500-600 cals.
The Mr lost 7 lbs this month so it's obvious this is what we've needed to kick start our weight loss back up. Now there's going to be a temporary wrench in the form of an upcoming vacay and you guys know we don't hold back on vacations where regional cuisine rules so our focus is to have chia smoothies, lots of water and get in 3 formal exercise sessions per week. So I know this little victory into new numbers is going to be a short lived one but we now feel we have the tools to take the weight off even quicker than normal when we return and then get down to bidness yo!
Have you recently made successful tweaks to your plan? Anything planned for the weekend or just glad to be enjoying a lazy few days?
(Excuse any typos, I had to type fast and my proofreader is 'indisposed!')
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