My eating this week was awesome. I stayed within my calorie budget every day except Saturday (when we went to that wine party). That's how I'd like to function moving forward: 6 days within the budget, one day doing whatever. Fun side note - did you guys know that the contestants of The Biggest Loser get one day per week to eat whatever they want? Like, I think they can even have cheeseburgers/fries/whatever their heart desires on this day. I read this in one of those "behind the scenes" interviews. Apparently they do it to "trick" their system (but also probably so they stay sane).
I have to say, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, I had a really hard time with my eating. I don't know why - but I was having mad cravings for sugar (which isn't what I normally crave). I had a very hard time not acting on those cravings. But I didn't - so I feel good about that.
I worked out everyday this week but Saturday, which is great. I was also inspired when Sarah and LB posted in the comments last week that they're going to/have been doing P90x workouts. I think this week on Saturday, I might do a weights video, just to switch things up.
Looking forward this week, on Monday night I have bible study and Wednesday night I have one of my book clubs. I know I won't be able to workout before bible study (but I think I can before book club) - so I'm hoping for my day of rest to be Monday. This is only significant because I have to workout on Saturday, which is traditionally a day of rest for me.
Down one pound this week. Pants are noticeably looser. One pair that I planned to wear to church on Sunday, was so big they were falling off. Granted, these pants have always been on the big side, but now they're laughable...and again, take what you can get.
Also, on a fun side note, Jonathan has lost 5 pounds! Probably somewhat due to having shingles, and thus a smaller appetite. But seriously, I think it's also because I've been cooking super healthy, we've only been eating out one night/weekend, not eating lunch out on the weekends, and not drinking a ton. Go husband!
And Finally, Where I Try To Stay Positive...
I don't want to be negative, I really don't. Losing one pound this week was awesome...
BUT. Eating 1250 calories/day is hard. It sucks, actually. It's not that I'm hungry, because I'm not. But with such a small calorie budget, I'm not really having any treats. Ever.
And also, I'm just sort of confused. Eating 1250 calories/day should put me at a calorie deficit such that I lose two pounds/week. That's how weight loss works: you create a calorie deficit, and you lose weight. I'm not choosing to eat 1500 instead (which would set me up to lose about 1.5 lbs/week), I'm eating 1250 measly calories. So...WHY?
I've explored the option that maybe I'm not logging my food/exercise correctly - but I really think I am! I measure all foods before consumption. I count all the little things - the 2% milk in my coffee every morning, the mustard in my tuna, the spritz of olive oil in which I cook my eggs. I give myself 100 calories for every mile clocked on the treadmill (even though in actuality, I'm probably burning more than that). I think I'm doing it right.
So I know. Patience. Patience & steadfastness are key. (But I'm feeling slightly disheartened.)
Anyway - what about you guys - how did you do this week?
Have a good weekend!