Well I have to admit I was not pleased last night. I was angry and upset and was nearly ready to quit. I am not quitting though, this is far to important. So allow me to explain. I went in last night I was pretty excited. I felt like I had a pretty good week. I felt as if I was within the points without being to short and without going over by a lot. My lowest day by my calculations was 39 and my highest was 46. I felt like I was where I needed to be. I was expecting a 5lb or better loss. What I got was 2.6. Now things are still headed in the right direction so I guess I should not be that upset, but I was. It was kinda like that birthday present that you really wanted and asked for and dropped hints about but did not get. So last night I went home, made dinner, talked to a couple of people and then began to think. I looked back over my journal for the week and came up with only one solution. Exercise. You see in my 7lb loss week I hit the bike three times that week. Last week I didn't pedal for a minute. I am not sure that it would have posted me another 7 but it certainly would have helped. So I got on the bike last night and road for a half hour. The other thing I thought about was that according to the doctors scale I was at 400 before I walked into weight watchers. So in the two weeks prior I lost just over 14 lbs and in the first week at WW I lost 7 lbs. The point is that I my understanding is that I should not expect 7 lbs every week and should not expect 5 lbs.
So this week I am going to ride the bike for at least 30 minutes every day. I am also going to begin to throw in some modified crunches and biceps curls and triceps presses. I am going to continue to eat pretty much the way I do but I think I am going to be more aware of my protein. I am not sure I am getting what I need. (I have been counting the chicken on my salad as 4oz and it is more like 2.5 to 3. For this coming week and weeks going forward my goal will be a 2.5 lb loss. That would mean by the end of the year I should be down a cool hundred or better. Now when I look at it that way then that would make me happy. To be down that much by new years. Yes that would be something.
Till next time thanks for reading!