I don't know what the heck is going on with my metabolism (not complaining!) but I had another big loss on the scale this week:
I weighed in at 123, dropping 2 pounds this week. That makes a total of 130 pounds lost, which is just so crazy to me! My average calorie intake was 1,737 per day. If you had told me that my weight would EVER get this low, I would have said you were being ridiculous.
When I set 133 as my goal weight, I always imagined that losing much more than that would make me look too thin, because I just couldn't picture it. Seeing how I look now, though, I don't think I look bad at this weight at all. Would I still be happy at 133? Of course. I just have a huge cushion to fall back on now, if I should indulge a little too much. This week, I'm going to try to get in more calories, either by having a second high-calorie day, or just eating a little more here and there.
Being on maintenance this time around feels entirely different than when I was on Weight Watchers. Back then (2013), I alway felt like I was just holding on by the skin of my teeth not to gain weight each week. I felt like I was constantly on edge, and one little slip would send me right over the side. This time, I am not being rigid with "rules" or anything like that, and I don't feel at all deprived. I don't feel that eating too much one day is going to send me into a tailspin. This is the most confident I've ever felt about losing/maintaining weight.
As far as my running goes, I felt much better this week by cutting back on the mileage. I ran 19.11 miles this week. (I didn't run twice yesterday, I just accidentally split up the warm-up from the intervals that I did, so it looks like to separate runs.) The pace for the intervals I did yesterday includes several minutes of total rest between intervals.
I did well with my long term goals this week, too:
Getting in 7,000+ steps per day for at least 6 days: I did 6 out of 7 days.
Staying binge-free: Still going strong! Today is Day 190.
Trying at least 1 new recipe: This week, I made Baked Spaghetti, which I wrote about yesterday.
Three for three on my long term goals! Here's to another great week :)