I did not have the best week and that is no surprise for me. I tend to rebel at my own weight-loss efforts, thinking that I shouldn't have to always be so careful about what I eat or have to make time for exercising. But those things are good for me!
I didn't track my food at all during the week and ate out a couple of times. I only made it to the gym once for a Zumba class. I knew I would have a gain for the week. And did I ever! I gained 2 lbs. Ugh!! So I gained back what I lost the week before plus extra. So this week is like starting all over!
On a side note, I ate some really salty foods the couple of days before I did my weigh-in. I knew I was retaining some water, especially since one ankle seemed a bit swollen. That is a good tip - watch out for too much salt! We all need salt, but sometimes when we focus on weight loss, we end up eating things with hidden sodium. If you're eating a lot of soups, frozen dinners, or reduced-fat foods - check the sodium amounts. A long time ago, I was surprised to discover that a Caramel Frappuccino Light at Starbucks (it used to be my go-to diet treat, but now I try to avoid fat-free foods and artificial sweeteners) was really high in sodium. Read your labels and look at nutrition guides!
I know that having a bad week is the sort of thing that makes some people quit, but not me. I'm not happy about it, but I will try again this week! I went to another Zumba class Tuesday night; I'll do a workout at home today and I've got my tracker out right now with my breakfast written down. Already an improvement over last week! :)
I know it's very hard, but we can do this! Don't give up! Be encouraged! My friend Alicia is so encouraging - stop by her place for Weight Loss Wednesdays! You can link up your own posts too!
Have a healthy day,