Hmm…does this excessive snacking make my butt look big?
Happy post-Memorial Day, y’all! I’m doing this quickie weight-loss update post to tell you that not every week is easy, and as much as I seem to be sailing through the weight loss process I can testify that each day, each meal, each snack is a decision and a struggle. Still.
We had a lovely long weekend that we spent quietly at home taking care of some MAJOR yard maintenance that we have neglected since the kids were born. Man, we had our work cut out for us and after a grueling three days I can say that our yard is spit spot and the upkeep should be a lot easier now that the bulk of the work is done. We pruned trees, hacked back most of our shrubbery that had turned into trees, pulled weeds (lots. and lots. of weeds.) and pine needled EVERYTHING.
Between the combo of serious physical exertion and profuse sweating, I thought I could get away with some serious snacking because I felt hungry. Some fruit, but lots of nilla wafers, peanut butter crackers, cheese, carb-y things in general (the stuff I was getting out for the kids). I was munching all day on and off for three days while we were outside working and playing. I felt pretty good about my meal choices (small sandwiches, grilled chicken, steamed veggies) so I wasn’t concerned about that, but when I got on the scale Monday morning to check myself I had an “oh, sh*t” moment. I was up over three pounds! Um…my increased activity level had not counterbalanced my increased snacking (at least not the kinds of things I chose to snack on). Oh damn. So, I kicked myself in the ass and gave myself a stern talking to and jumped back on my bandwagon immediately. As of my official Jenny weigh in this morning I was only .6 pounds above my weigh-in weight from last week (whew!) and have no intention of repeating my behavior from Memorial Day weekend. Lesson learned. Moving on. I am at 162.6 today and have 12.6 pounds to my goal. I can dooooo eeeeet!
Have a good one y’all. And if you have an off day or off week once in a while, don’t get all depressed and upset about it. Evaluate the choices you made whether they were good or bad, and learn from it. Move forward and do better next time with your new knowledge.
Have a good one, friends!