Last week, I think my Valentine’s Day weekend splurges caught up to me, because I’m up half a pound on average from the previous week (although I do like taking the weekly average as I think it gives me a better overall view of how my week was).
In short: some things were good in the week, like my working out more, and some were bad, like straying from my healthy eating plan on multiple occasions. I know that working out tends to make me weigh heavier on the scale the next day, but I also know that I could’ve eaten better and that I gave in to temptation more often than I should. I was feeling a little glum yesterday, until Bill pointed out to me that I’ve lost five percent of my body weight in just seven weeks.
I know that I need to re-commit to the Dukan eating plan if I want to continue to see results, but I also know that it isn’t as easy to stay on plan as it was at the beginning and that I’m going to have to refocus if I want to continue to see results. Today I started tracking my food again, not because I’m supposed to be limiting myself but to make sure that I’m eating the right kinds of foods and that I’m aware of what I’m having during the day.
In spite of being up a little bit this week, I’m still happy overall with how I’ve been doing. I’m not going to give up just because of one tough week. The idea is to lose weight and eat better for life, and I knew when I started this that it was going to be a long journey, with plenty of bumps in the road. I’m still confident that I can meet my goals.
With just under eight pounds left to lose to get to my goal weight, I’m about halfway there.