Last Week's Weight: 173.8
Current Weight: 173.4
Total Loss: -54.6
A loss is a loss, and I'm in this game to lose weight, so this week's weigh-in is a definite win! I've been trying to reel in a few key behaviors that I know are most responsible for this plateau:
- Snacking while I'm cooking. Usually by the time I get home from work I am starving. I'm up and out of my apartment by 5:30am most morning, so by the time I get home around 7, I'm both tired and hungry and immediately want a snack. To fix this, I'm making a concerted effort to grab a glass of water while I make dinner, instead of immediately opening the pantry.
- Little nibbles. MAN THIS IS SO HARD. If there is food in front of me, I want to eat it. No regard for if I'm hungry, and little regard for if it's something I actually want to eat or not (except Cheez-its. I hate Cheez-its). Honestly, giving up sweets for Lent has really helped with this considering the perpetual stream of candy temptation around my office. And donuts. And Potbelly cookies. And... you get it.
- Portion control. I prepped my lunches for last week and this week, leaving me no excuses but to eat my lunch and track it. By far the biggest win was when I had a bunch of points left for dinner on Monday, so I bought a (medium-sized) frozen pizza, and just planned on eating the whole thing (#YOLO). Well, while I waited for the pizza to cook, I realized that I wasn't actually THAT hungry. Certainly not hungry enough to eat a whole (19PP) frozen pizza. So, I cut it in half and saved the rest for lunch the next day. This may seem like a duhhhhh thing to do, but this is actually pretty monumental for me. I am awful at recognizing/listening to hunger cues (and if I'm being totally honest, I pretty much always eat the whole pizza in one sitting), so this is progress!
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How was your weigh-in Wednesday?