Weigh in day: Week 3

“Slow and steady wins the race.” –Aesop

“Success is steady progress towards one’s personal goals.” –Jim Rohn

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” Confucius

You probably already know where I’m going with this. Call me the Tortoise. As promised I haven’t weighed myself since the last weigh in (160.2). I didn’t feel much differently as I got on the scale and the scale agreed.

Weigh in #3 = 160.1

I know it’s still a loss, but really .1? Maybe if I took off my socks and shaved my head it would have pushed the scale to 159. I won’t go to those lengths just yet.

I have to be realistic about this weigh in. Even though we don’t have Halloween candy in our house save for a few things Carlos got at school and a recent birthday party, one of my co-workers has been bringing in a bag of mini candy bars a night for the last couple of weeks. I have had at least two or three minis on the nights I work with her. I now refer to her as the candy pusher. She even snuck a regular size Butterfinger bar in my mailbox at work. She is evil!

I’m running a lot lately as my marathon training has really picked up. I don’t look at it as an allowance to eat everything I want, but since I haven’t been diligent about journaling maybe I am over doing it.

And then there is my failed attempt at journaling. I suck at this. I cannot find a system that works for me. It’s ridiculous because I am around my laptop and iPhone all day yet I find entering the data to be tedious. OK I just read that last statement and I sound whiny. I know that I need to stop the excuses and do it. I start off the morning great journaling in Spark People then I fade out as the day goes on. I lose track of how many snacks I had and how much I’ve eaten before dinner.

I did well with my other goals though. Peanut butter and I met up only twice and we kept it casual, no spoonfuls from the jar, just a swipe on toast or an apple. I stayed hydrated with water and tea. I did well monitoring my portions by measuring out certain foods like cereal and rice.

Goals for the next two weeks:

Weigh 150 something, anything, please!

Journal every bite

That’s it. I am going to get back in the habit of journaling a la my Weight Watcher days. I have done it before and I can do it again.

Do you journal? If so what works best for you? 

5 thoughts on “Weigh in day: Week 3

  1. I feel the same way with journaling. It gets so tedious after a while. I also tend to get lazy and don’t count some bites even though I know those are the ones that count the most! Especially since my daughter is starting snack foods and they tend to slip into my mouth every now and again. I should probably track those 3 goldfish crackers I ate, and then it turns into 25, oops! That is probably why tracking seems to be so important!

    • Oh I’m so guilty of having a taste here and there, a bite of this and that. I know it works for me when I buckle down and do it, but that’s easier said than done.

  2. Hi Aimee! If you ever figure out a fun way to do food journaling–please let me know! I also suck at it! I love my fitness journal because it just has fun stuff in it. I don’t find food journaling the same at all! But it really does work when I stick to it–I just don’t stick to it.

    Good luck with your running!

    🙂 Marion

    • I’m using Spark People again Marion. I like it and the iPhone app is fairly easy. My problem is making the time to enter foods I can’t find in their database. Also I tend to eat a lot of homemade food so entering the recipes can be very tedious. I hate to sound whiny. I am really going to commit to it this week. I know that it works when I do it and I am just darn tired of seeing 160 on that scale.

  3. I am with you Aimee – I am so done with the 160’s! Here’s to both of us never seeing a 16_ on our scale in the next two weeks!

    Good luck on your race tomorrow!!

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