I was at 122, so down a pound from last week. I didn't have a big appetite this week for some reason, so my calorie intake was lower, which is probably why my weight went down. My average calorie intake was 1,744. I wish I had noticed this before, but you can see a weekly view on My Fitness Pal of your calorie intake, including the average. I always calculated it by hand!
It's interesting, because I reset my goal on My Fitness Pal to maintain my weight instead of lose weight, and they increased my calories to 1,550. Are they serious?! As usual, I ignore their recommendations, and just listen to my body.
A reader recommended a weight tracker app called "Happy Scale", and it's really neat! I spent some time inputing ALL of my old weight records, so now they date back several years. But it's kind of fun to see the trends over time. Here is the month of February for me:
The little blue dots are what my weight was on that day; the green area shows where my weight was 30 days prior; and the blue line just shows the average/balances it out so you can see the trend over time. You can view this by week, month, year, and "all time", which is pretty fun to look at. You can also set up milestones (as many as you wish) if you're losing weight, so that you can focus on one thing at a time, and not get overwhelmed. It's a pretty cool app if you're into weight tracking!
I did good on my long-term goals this week:
7,000+ steps, 6+ days per week: I got them in every day except last Wednesday.
Binge-free: Today is Day 211! It's getting much, much easier now. There are some days that it doesn't even cross my mind, which is saying a lot.
New Recipe this week: I made a couple of new things. The first was Crock Pot Spaghetti, which was not very good at all. There are some things that just do not turn out well in a crock pot, and pasta is one of them. Jerry liked it, but he likes his pasta to be soft; Eli and I are all about al dente pasta.
The second recipe that I made was for 5-Ingredient Corn Casserole, and this was amazing! I LOVE corn, so I was sure to like this; but I was the only one in the family who liked it ;) I drizzled some honey on it, and it was perfect comfort food. Now I have enough leftovers in the fridge to last all week, since my family is crazy and didn't like this.
|This calorie count is for 1/6 of the recipe plus honey|
Overall, it was a good week! I wish I'd done better at my race, but like I said, I'm not going to hit every goal every time I try. Here's to another week of maintenance :)