Loss/Gain: +5.5 lbs
Total Loss So Far: -40 lbs.
Well, I think this is the largest gain I've seen in one week in the history of my weight loss journey. My only consolation is it's a pounds lighter than what I saw Monday morning.
Overindulging on Christmas weekend + PMS + TOM - any heavy exercise = large gain.
I'd be lying to say I'm not a tad bothered by the gain, but honestly more than that I don't really care. I know what caused it and I know I've plans to get back on track. Next week will see some of this weight gone. :)
Now on with my final Hot 100 Challenge update. I have to tell you that the most interesting thing to me about this final update is that I fully expected to have lost more weight and I did not expect at all to meet my fitness goal. Weird.
WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 - 1.5 lbs a week (Beginning weight 194.0). No. I'm officially only down three pounds from the beginning of this challenge. Next time I'd better lose a lot at the beginning to allow room for a gain. sheesh... I think knowing I have shown a net loss of three pounds over the last 14 weeks is the part that is really bugging me about this 5.5 pound gain..*shaking head*
ACTIVITY GOALS:Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. No. Only worked out two days this week. Got busy, when TOM arrived I just didn't care any more. Decided to skip and start new next week.
Be able to jog at 4.8 mph for 25 minutes. This gives metime for slight warm up and cool down on the treadmill that has a 30-minute limit at the gym.Done!!!!!!!!!!!! My one major victory of this challenge. :)
FOOD GOALS: Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. 4-5 out of 7 days (another reason for more gain I'm sure...)Journal all my eats and drinks and stay within my calorie goals daily, with the exception of one high-calorie day that I allow to throw things off a bit. No. I think I only journaled one or two days. As I said, I just didn't care as much this week...
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. Yes and No.
I kept up on the new ones I started watching at the beginning of the challenge.
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. Yes, even though twice I told myself this week I was going to have a non-fat white chocolate mocha. Both times I said I was going to have one I got full from dinner or lunch and decided I didn't feel like having it any more. I might have one today, but we'll see...lately anything that sweet just doesn't appeal to me any more. I guess this would be another great victory in my life. :)
I will be back (maybe tomorrow) to let you know of some plans I have set in motion to help kick start my 2011 goals. While I'm embarrassed of this gain and the lack of great weight loss during the challenge I am confident that I will see good losses from here on out. Remember..I'm determined. :)
Have a safe and happy New Year's everyone!