I was at 124.4, meaning I was up 1.4 pounds this week. I'm not worried about it, considering I'm still so far under my goal weight, and I didn't binge. My appetite has been crazy for the past couple of weeks, so I've just been going with it. And I certainly can't expect to lose or maintain my weight every week for the rest of my life! I just have to make sure that it doesn't turn into an upward trend over a period of several weeks, and I'll be fine.
My typical routine was thrown a little when my brother invited us over for dinner last Wednesday. I didn't overeat, but it was higher-calorie food (burgers, a beer, dessert). I ended up making that an impromptu high-calorie day, but then I ended up having a weekend that was high in calories as well.
All-in-all, my average daily calorie intake was 2,258, which is the highest it's been since I started calorie counting 32 weeks ago. I was kind of expecting not be able to eat much because of my root canal on Thursday, but I guess it turns out that's not true ;) I ended up having three pretty high calorie days, as opposed to just one. Next week, I'd like to try and keep my calories fairly even at about 1,900 (plus one high-calorie day) and see what happens.
I had an excellent week as far as my 10K training goes. I'm still riding yesterday's runner's high from nailing that workout! I'm now 18 days away from my goal race. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by (or how much I've improved!).
My long-term goals were good this week as well:
7,000+ steps 6+ days per week: I got in 7,000+ steps every day except for Thursday, which was when I had my root canal.
Binge-free: Today is Day 232! It feels second-nature now, almost like bingeing isn't even an option. Yes, I've had high calorie days, but I've always stayed in control over my choices. I'm also at the point where I feel like even if I did slip and have a binge, I wouldn't let it turn into a week or month of bingeing. I feel like the way I'm eating and living now has truly become a lifestyle. I can't say that I ever felt that way before.
Try one new recipe weekly: This week, I tried out One Pot Jambalaya Pasta.
This was delicious, and SO easy to make! I love the one pot recipes where you basically just throw everything into a pot to cook. Jerry and I loved this, and Eli was pretty into it as well. But it was too spicy for Noah's liking (even the tiniest bit of spice turns him off, though). The recipe made eight servings, so there was enough leftover to have for lunch the next day. I made it without the shrimp, but next time, I'd like to include it. I love shrimp.
Despite the scale being up a little this week, I am happy with my week overall!