Loss/Gain: -4.5 lbs.
Total Loss So Far: -39.5 lbs
Yes, did you see that?!?! I had to rub my eyes, squint and look real close to make sure I had it right. [giggle] I even got off the scale and did it twice. Same number. Yippee!!
I took the lessons learned from last week and got those four pounds off just as quick as they had come on in the first place.
Here's my first gut thoughts... maybe it was stress and lack of water and lack of exercise that brought on the 4-pound gain. However, I think it was also calories. I didn't take into consideration that I wasn't working out as hard in regards to my calorie intake and it showed. Too many calories could be added on top of the other three factors I mentioned, but I think it's the biggest thing to keep in mind that will make the difference between a gain or a loss. Which is why I track my food now, but I digress. On to more important things.
The Hot 100 Challenge..update #4 ..
WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 - 1.5 lbs a week. For four weeks I should be showing a loss between 2 - 6 lbs so far. Well, my net loss from a starting point of 194.0 lbs is 2.5 lbs, so technically I'm right on track. I don't want to have to see another gain like last week, but I'm pretty happy with this fact. My goal was doable and I'm doing it.
EMOTIONAL GOAL: **I've decided to make my emotional goal the goal of visiting one new blog each week. Connecting with others on this journey is the emotional support I need at this time. I don't have time to visit blogs and focus on the Beck book, so I'm switching it up for the challenge. Okay, I think I visited one, but I'm not sure...so I'm putting this at yellow. I had a crazy, busy week and didn't spend much time on the computer.
HOLIDAY GOAL: Only one or two "foo-foo" coffee drinks from Starbucks the week I am visiting my mom in November. I will stick to regular coffee and cream the rest of the weeks. Done. :)
I told my friend this morning that the thought that went through my head today was, "It's not over till the fat lady sings!", but then I thought....well, it's going to be one skinnier lady in my situation!
Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks again for sticking with me through all the ups and downs.