I wasn't even going to do this post today. I knew this week was going to be bad. I can flat out admit that it has been the worst week since January 1st in terms of my eating. It was so bad that I actually had dreams last night that I went to weigh in and had gained 15 pounds. So I was just gonna skip this week and try really hard to get back on track for next week. But then I remembered why I am doing this on my blog. I am accountable to you, my loyal readers. I owe it to you and myself to be honest through it all.
So the ugly, honest truth? I ate two boxes of Popem donuts in 4 days. Are you cringing right now? I am. It all started with the fact that a 7-11 opened down the street from our neighborhood. So we decided to stop in one night and check it out. My plan was to get something like a small slurpy. Nope, I spotted the Popems and went to town eating them on the couch all night.
The next day I finished the Popems (my husband and daughter had some... but I had the majority) and I went into a major crave freak out. I called my husband at work and asked him to bring home more. Isn't that the sign of a problem?
So then on Saturday I decided that I better make up for it and do some exercise. It was a beautiful day so we took the baby for a nice loooong walk. A two hour walk to be exact. But about half way through I started to have a lot of pain in my knee. I don't know why (maybe I'm just really out of shape?) but I now have a big, ugly, swollen knee that hurts to walk on.
So my plan for the week was to exercise and eat well so that I could get back on track. Now exercise seems to be out of the picture. But none the less, I let myself down big time this past week and I don't intend to make that mistake again.
Starting Weight: 177.2
Week 1: 174.8
Week 2: 175
Week 3: 173.4
Week 4: 175
Week 5: 174.4
Week 6: 174
Week 7: 173.4
Week 8: 175.8
Weekly Gain/Loss: +2.4
Total Gain/Loss: -1.4
First Goal: 165 by March 31st
This is a huge blow. I have erased several weeks of small loses in one week of a big gain. My goal now seems to be unrealistic, but I am going to keep working at it. Lesson learned!