If you think about the title, I’m 2 days over 2 weeks. This is because I am weighing in every 8 days instead of every 7. It doesn’t really make sense – I just noticed that the WW Excel tracker I downloaded has 8 days instead of 7, and I thought I’d go with it. Eventually, I’ll pick a weigh day and stick with it rather than every 8 days.
So not only am I not sure about what day to weigh, as of this morning, I’m confused about what time of day to weigh. I know it really doesn’t mater, as long as I’m consistent, but here’s what happened: for the Dietbet, I weighed in last Thursday evening, right when I got home from work. I was a little heavier than when I last weighed, but I just attributed that to weight fluctuating over the course of the day (I had been tracking my weight first thing in the morning). Dietbet has been suggesting I do a progress weigh-in when I get on their website, so yesterday when I got home from work, I got on the scale. Down 2.4 pounds – YAY! That meant that my evening weight was now equal to my last morning weigh-in, which I expected when I weighed-in this morning, I’d be 2.4 pounds lighter than the last morning weigh-in. Not the case. I weighed-in this morning and I’m only down .6 pounds.
Whatever I lost last week – .6 or 2.4 – I’m happy with it. Movement of the scale in the right direction is progress, and even though I’d be more excited about 2.4, I’ll take progress any day. But now I’m confused about when to weigh. While the Dietbet continues, I’ll keep doing the morning and night weekly-weigh-in…but when it’s over, I’m going to pick one or the other (as well as a day-of-the-week), and stick with it.
Sorry for the rambling. On to Day 16.
This morning’s workout: Jillian’s 30 Day Shred, Level 2 (2nd time). Kicked my butt again. I’m using 5 pound weights and doing the easier moves during the strength sections, then trying to do the harder moves in the cardio and abs sections. I say “trying” because those dang plank cardio moves are tough, and I usually make it 20 seconds doing them and then having to move to the easier move. Maybe I’m just being a wimp – but it’s hard!
Yesterday’s food: Stayed within my Points + Activity Allowance. Ate my fruits and veggies. Didn’t quite drink all my water (only 68 oz). Put dinner in the Crockpot before I left for work, but the husband called on his way home and requested Jimmy Johns. Fine with me – dinner for tonight is done! I asked for my sandwich with no mayo…but it was still covered in mayo…and it was a delicious 12 points. Oh well, I had them to use. Skipped the chips and ate grapes instead. Winning.