Monday, November 30, 2015

Weigh In (11/28) + Thanksgiving break recap

Well, hey there. How was Thanksgiving?

I had planned on writing a post or two between Thanksgiving and now, but I must confess... I didn't look at a single blog, let alone actually write a post! I was busy enjoying time with our family that was visiting from out of town, and spending time with Marc and the kids before we all head back to work and school, so I think the absence was justified ;)

I'm proud to say that I stuck with my plan for Thanksgiving... I got up and ran 3.1 miles, had a good breakfast and only ate what I truly wanted at dinner. Marc and I went for a walk before dessert, and I felt good about the day in general. Overall, the week was great; I tracked everything and felt really great about all my choices.

On our pre-dessert walk
Well, then Friday came along and Aunt Flo decided to come for a visit and I knew, I just knew, that it was going to screw up my weigh in on Saturday.

Yep, you're reading that correctly--I was up 4.6 POUNDS. Ugh. For me, the first 2 days of my period are the absolute WORST in terms of bloat and constipation (anyone else get really painful constipation during that time? anyone?) so I was somewhat prepared for it... it just sucks to see it on paper! I'm just reminding myself that it means I'll probably have a 6-pound loss at my next weigh in.

Despite the weigh in, I'm still pleased with choices, and proud of myself for sticking to the plan. I can't control when my period decides to show up, but I can certainly control my choices and the food I eat.

Remember when I mentioned that Marc was going to start using My Fitness Pal? Well, he's 2 weeks in and still going strong! We don't own a scale, but I'm thinking we should get one so he can see how he's doing (in addition to the way clothes fit/measurements). It makes me kinda nervous, considering my history with the scale... maybe I'll try storing it in a closet and just get it down once a week to weigh in or something.

On that note, I also starting tracking in MFP again--I'm definitely still doing Weight Watchers, but I wanted to support Marc as well. Plus, I do love the social aspect and being able to encourage your friends. I wish Weight Watchers would get that capability (they've been teasing us with "big changes" coming for 2016... maybe that's one of them?). Feel free to add me--my MFP username is steeners.

How did your Thanksgiving go? 

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