I want to start by saying that I didn't binge! I am very proud of my binge-free streak right now. But we had a couple of days when we went out with friends, when we ate at Jerry's friend's memorial, and when we splurged on dinner and dessert in Detroit on Monday--all of which caused me to consume more calories that I probably should have. Which is why I was really tempted not to post a weigh-in today! However, we all know that's how it starts... a bad week, and then a skipped weigh-in. Maybe one more. Then the weigh-ins are few and far between, as the scale climbs.
So, I'm posting this for accountability. It's hard to post a gain (especially two weeks in a row!), but I don't want to allow this to get out of control. The whole point of my weigh-ins is to keep me accountable, whether I gain or lose weight. Besides, I'm still far under my goal weight, so I am happy about that.
Today's weight was 127.4, which is up 3 whole pounds from last week. Yikes! My average daily calories were high, but not too horrendous, at 2,348. I'm sure that some of this is water weight, so hopefully it'll drop off in the next couple of days. (To have actually gained 3 pounds of fat in a week, I would have had to have consumed an EXCESS of 1,500 calories PER DAY. I'm thinking that the actual fat gain couldn't be more than a pound or so.)
This next week, I'm going to consciously try and cut back my calories to around 1,900 per day. I'm not setting a "limit", for reasons I've explained before, but when I was eating around 1,900 a day, I was maintaining around 123 pounds. I am hoping to be back around 123-124 when I leave for Portland/Seattle in 9 more days(!), and I don't have any major things going on this week that would cause me to overeat, so I think it's do-able. I know that I'm going to be eating some high calorie foods on my trip, and I'd like to come home weighing under 130. (Laurel is going to take me on a cupcake tour in Seattle!)
My runs were good this week:
I only did one day of speed work, so my 80:20 ratio (of easy runs to moderate or hard runs) was actually 88:12, but it's better to have too little speed work than too much. This week is my peak week before tapering for the race, so I plan to get as close to 80/20 as possible.
Anyway, as far as my other goals this week:
|(The app is called Momentum)|
Getting in 7,000+ steps 6+ days a week: I did it every day except for Tuesday. I had my tooth crowned on Tuesday, so I spent a long time at the dentist (they did a same-day crown). Last night, I got in bed and realized that I only had 6,000 steps, so I actually got out of bed and jogged in place while I chatted with Jerry in the bedroom ;)
Stay binge-free: Still going!! Super psyched that today is day 239 and counting. My record is 365, so I still have a ways to go to beat that, but this is the second-longest streak I've had. I was tempted with Easter candy over the weekend, but after indulging a bit too much, I made my kids promise not to give me any of their candy.
Try one new recipe per week: This week, I tried Sausage, Pepper, and Mushroom Hash. I knew my family probably wouldn't be thrilled with it, because they don't like mushrooms, but I happen to LOVE mushrooms. I figured they could just pick out the mushrooms (and put them in my bowl!).
Please excuse the very unattractive egg on top. Normally, I am the MASTER at cooking picture-perfect eggs, but instead of dirtying another skillet for the eggs, I just cooked it in the same pan, and it didn't work out so well ;)
It sure did taste good, though! The best part about this hash was the potatoes. I make hash pretty frequently, and never knew to try anything other than regular old Idaho potatoes; but this recipe called for Yukon Gold potatoes, and while they were expensive, I thought I'd give them a try. They were amazing! They held a firm texture, instead of getting too soft. And the skin is so thin that you barely notice it (usually, I peel potatoes for hash, but these didn't need to be). I'll be using them whenever I make hash from now on.
Anyway, this was a delicious, healthy low calorie dinner that I'll definitely make again. The rest of the family liked it, too (minus the mushrooms).
Overall, I feel like I had a good week, even though my weight was up. I didn't binge, I hit all my non-scale goals, and I didn't chicken out about posting my weigh-in today ;) Hopefully, I'll have a good weigh-in next week!