The bad news: I did essentially nothing.
Hmmm...I think this might be beginner's luck. I mean, yes, I was conscious of portion sizes and tried to offer good substitutes for specific cravings (i.e. swapping out baby carrots with hummus for kettle chips, apple instead of a cookie, etc) but those little changes cannot have culminated in a three-pound drop. I'm not trying to undermine success, but I do think it was probably a combination of water weight and just a lucky day on the scale. Next week will definitely be more telling.
I received several questions about BMIs - or body mass index. This cannot be calculated on a scale - it just a simple formula you plug into any number of BMI sites using your height and current weight. I like:
since it is easy, quick, and free. (three of my favorite words in the English language.)
Also, aside from highlighting the importance of substituting foods, I want to talk a little about working out. I only made it to the gym once this week. (big sigh, I know). It hit me that my work-out schedule is going to be a lot harder to manage than previously anticipated. First, the gym at the day care scares the crap out of me. You put your kid on the counter, they stick a tag to his back with his name and age written on it, and then essentially slide your child across the counter into the play area like he is nothing more a carton of milk you just purchased at 7-11. No good-byes, no questions, no forms/waivers/liabilities to fill out. (You do have to sign in and show ID, but that's about it.) And now that Scotty is moving, he goes in the toddler area which is just fraught with disaster, in my opinion. If his park behavior is any indication, he will likely try to run (I use that word loosely) with the bigger kids and be mowed down in the process.
So...no gym during the day.
Which leaves me with several options - limp through the day, pray I have enough energy to get a whole workout done at 6:30pm, and then wake up and do it again tomorrow, or wake up early (gulp) and try to get a workout in before the sun rises.
I don't like either of these options.
I'm going to experiment a little this week and figure out a good routine, but I do have one thing going in my favor -- football season. Brian has decided that this is the year Scotty will be indoctrinated into the Official Packer Football Watching Club, which gives Mommy a full four hours of free time on Sunday. With Scotty's little Aaron Rodger's jersey already laying out, ready for the big day, I feel like I need to seize this moment and hit the treadmill.
So, here are some thoughts for the week ahead:
-- You are only one workout away from a better mood.
-- Eat! Just make better choices.
-- Don't beat yourself up when you fall off the wagon. One chocolate chip cookie did not make anyone fat. It's 20 chocolate chip cookies on consecutive days that can be the start of a problem.
Weight lost this week: 2.8 lbs.
Total weight lost: 2.8 lbs.
Starting BMI: 27.9
Current BMI: 27.4
How about you? How did you do?