So, today is Friday. Weigh in day. I’ve always preferred to weigh myself on Friday. Not sure why.
Today I was up 0.8 pounds. After last weeks 2.6 pound loss, I am now down a net total of 1.8 pounds.
In the past, this increase would have upset me to my core. I would have been in a bad mood all day. Not this time. Why?
Well, I have been tracking my food. I know that I had some meal planning failures. I burned the beans for a bean soup. So, we ate out. I didn’t go grocery shopping on time this week. So, we ate out. We also ate out after church on Sunday, as usual. I know that this is not just bad for our budget. Every time we eat out more than once per week, I know that the scale may not go down. No matter how much I count the calories, I never know exactly how it was prepared. And, not all restaurants have a nutrition information sheet. So, at those restaurants, I’m really guessing.
Also, I didn’t throw myself into my workouts this week. I’m trying to balance getting a great workout and modifying moves so as to not hurt my hip. I know I could have pushed a bit harder this week and still not aggravated my hip.
Today’s weigh in gives me a start for this upcoming week. I know where I am. I know that 0.8 pounds is not a huge gain. I know meal planning is not optional. I know to push myself a bit more at my workouts. I know next week’s weigh in will be better.