I had my first flawless week in about a million years. No cheats and I kept my calories low all week. I had a bit too much sodium but that will drain away if I could just get back to using less Tony C’s when cooking. Last Friday the scale almost exploded when I hit 184.
I got as low as 174.6 this week before the salt bug bit me and I jumped back up. Some of the excess weight dropped off this morning so I am right at my panic weight of 175.
Even though I had a nice 1 pound drop, I was still angry this morning because I thought the whole Wednesday weight gain would melt away. No reason for me to be grumpy because a 9 pound loss in one week isn’t shabby even though about 95% of that was just water.
Breakfast – Pork loin with cheese
Lunch – Pork loin with chesse
Dinner – Chicken with onions
Snack – Pork Loin with onions
Calories – 1500
I went a little overboard with the pork loin today but it was a cooking day and I always sample a little too much when I cook.
Total success on the coffee front. I dropped down to 1 packet of sweet n low per cup of coffee and I started bringing a LARGER mug so I make fewer trips. I probably cut my intake down from 8 to 10 packets all the way down to 3 or 4 so I won’t have to worry about too many hidden carbs.
I was unable to stick with Atkins this week. I had some fruit earlier in the week and then again yesterday. Oh, someone put a GIANT bag of pistachio nuts about 14 feet from my office and I walked past the darn thing about 39 times yesterday. End result is I grabbed about 4 handfuls.
My calories were still under 1500 Thursday but as I said Atkins took a beating this week. I guess a few nuts and pears are still much better than a few dounts and pints of ice cream.
I just about needed Annie Wilkes to hobble me to keep me from running out to the store for ice cream this evening. I actually got up to get my shoes at one point before I retook control of my senses.
I had to toss on my mind control hat to keep the cookie monster from taking control of my brain. It probably didn’t help watching a bunch of videos of some guy reviewing various flavors of ice cream. The red velvet cake ice cream almost sent me running to Winn Dixie.
Tip Of The Day!
Don’t ruin a great week with the irrational thinking that you deserve a treat. Cheating from time to time is fine. I encourage it but actually REWARDING yourself with food for a hard workout or great diet week is BAD! Similar to yesterdays tip but very important.
I was ready to head to the store for about 1200 calories of ice cream to reward myself for a great week. Bad Idea! That is a very bad habit to start-up and it will sabotage your weight loss.
Don’t use food as a reward EVER! Find some other way to celebrate a good workout or great diet week or weight loss.
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow