I’ve discovered a distressing recent trend in my life: I’ll do just fine with my calorie budgets through the week, and then utterly lose control and blow through the limits on the weekend. I mean, I blow through it in a “I didn’t even bother to track it” sort of way. This is not a good trend to have, particularly since I refuse to give up weekends. They are, after all, kind of vital for maintaining my sanity.
Time to make sure I’m cooking and eating meals at home during the weekend, I suppose. Which, really, shouldn’t be as big a hardship as that makes it sound.
All that walking last week seems to have paid off, though. I started the week at 315 pounds(!), and ended at 313.2 pounds, so not too bad. Probably would have been better had I done a better job controlling my calorie intake all week, but let’s not dwell on the negatives here. Instead, let’s focus on the fact that I averaged 5.98 miles a day last week, which is not bad at all and which I credit for the success I had. Now (as I make one of those overly simplistic statements that disguise just how hard some of this really is), I just need to combine all of that walking with better control of my calorie intake in order to see some significant success.