3/12 WI: N/A
I didn't go to my WW meeting this week, which sounds at first like a bad thing. However, I was doing something better - the St Patrick's Day Parade Run in downtown St Louis. I'm working on my re-cap, but siffice to say I was still working towards the greater good of the ol weight loss train. Mr LikesIt is of the opinion that skipping a meeting for a race is more effective than being at the meeting in the first place. I agree, mostly, but I like my meeting, and I do feel like I need it mentally. He doesn't really get the need for meetings (or points or any of it, really), but that's okay, because he isn't on WW and therefore doesn't need to get it.
According to my scale at home, I maintained, so I'm counting it as a win. Anything that's not a gain is a good thing in my book. It was sort of a so-so week, as occasionally happens, so it wasn't the worst timing as far as races go. It wasn't the worst week ever, nor was it the best, per the scale.
"YAY Meagan," aka what I did right:
- Hit the GHG everyday.
- Planned meals in advance and actually stuck to it.
- Bought cropped running tights and wore them with confidence (shitballs, they are TIGHT).
- When the Trader Joe's guy gave us a box of chocolates when he checked us out, I ate the few that are favorites (tracked them), and insisted on throwing the rest away.
- Most importantly, I did a RACE! HOLLA!
- At 20 APs, that is more than 10 less than my average. Obviously activity is a major component of making P+ work for me. Only ran 4.5 miles, which is low. (Amazing how my quickly my perspective has changed on this).
- Had the points for it, but fell victim to snack monster too many times. Just because Mr LikesIt is having a snack, doesn't mean I have to
- Slacked on measurements and guessed more than I should have
- Friday was a bad day, basically took off from WW since I knew I didn't have the meeting the next morning. That doens't work - the calories still count, whether or not I track them.
- Got scale-obsessed. I don't think daily WIs are healthy for me. It very easily becomes a slippery slope of "Oh yeah? What do I weigh NOW?! How about NOW?! No wait, NOW?!" Not pretty.
I hated Momentum with a fiery passion, but I will give it credit for being more predictable, at least at this stage of the game. Kinda sucks that basically the first three months on P+ have all been learning curve, but it's not a race, afterall. What can you do? I trust it works, so all I can do is move forward. if anyone wants to shake a stick at my -5 in 16 weeks, I have some advice on where they can put the stick later.
Week 16 Goals:
- 35-40 APs, which seems to be my happy place.
- Finish C210K week 5.
- Avoid take-out and stick to planned homemade dinners.