The good news is that I didn’t gain weight this week. And I’m honestly a little shocked by that considering – and here’s the bad news – that my diet was atrocious this week. ATROCIOUS! But I did up the intensity and length of my workouts, so it balanced out a little.
My diet was my setback this week. I don’t know why my brain allowed me to undo all of the hard work I was doing at the gym, but that is a choice I made this week. And now I have to live with the consequences.
This was a rough month. And when I say rough, I mean rough. There were two full weeks where I didn’t go to the gym or care about my food. And this past week, my food was less than stellar. And considering all of those factors, you would think that I would have gained five pounds or so and not have lost any inches at all.
But that’s not so.
Starting Weight: 233.6
Last Weigh-in: 220.2
Current Weight: 219.8
Total Lost: 13.8 pounds
As always, my measurements show overall change rather than the difference from week to week.
Neck: -.75 (no change)
Waist: -1.5 (no change)
Hips: -2.75 (+ from last week)
Thighs: -5.75 (no change)
Chest: -1 (+ from last week)
Calves: -.75 (no change)
Total: -13.75 inches (+ from -14 last week)
For the entire month of March, I only lost 1.25 inches (it was 8.5 in February and 4 in January). That’s a significant difference, but considering the struggles I had with the gym and food – at least it’s a loss.
I also only lost half a pound for the entire month.
That’s certainly not how I planned March. But life happens. The important thing is that I don’t let this get in my way. I’m not going to quit because I had a bad month. April will be a kick ass month.
What will be different?
Planning my food better. Time and time again I have proven that planning my meals in advance is something that I need and that it works. I have to keep this up. I restocked my fridge and freezer this weekend, and I even put together several days worth of snacks that I can easily grab and go with.
I know how to do this. I know what my body responds to.
I just have to keep my broken brain in line with everything else and I’ll be good to go.