I can happily say I've made it nearly 2 weeks without getting on the scale. Here's for steaming ahead for 2 more scale free weeks until my next weigh in! I'm still trying to focus on using things OTHER than the scale as my barometer of success since I need to remove the emotional weight I let the scale hold over me. This past week I was traveling for work Tuesday-Friday night.
The Good: My legs didn't swell as bad as during previous trips, so some progress is being made in battling and managing the pitting edema. I got lots of compliments on a couple of my new outfits, and that made me feel good. As a whole, I stayed pretty good with my eating (except for 2 instances under “The Ugly”). I also (surprisingly) got an average of 7.5 hours of sleep per night, which is MUCH improved from last weeks average of 5 hours of sleep.
The Bad: I didn't get my 5/5 days of exercise in, simply because of my schedule and being on the road. I did get 3/5 done: Sunday, Monday and then Saturday with Trainer Rob, so I'm actually quite pleased with that.
The Ugly: I ate the two pieces of chocolate one of the hotels left on my pillow. I didn't need them, but ate them anyway. I also ate 3/4 of a bang bang shrimp appetizer from Bonefish. Not low carb at all.
Overall: This week I'm ranking a solid 5 out of 10. As far as business travel weeks go, I can say that I really think I couldn't have done too much better, minus the 2 poor food choices. I do have to say though, that I've been pretty upset the past couple of days because of 2 rough, crowded flights on the way home from my trip this week. They were just super full, were hot, I was tired, had turbulence, and I each of the men I saw next to were just not friendly. Lots of grunts and heavy sighs and elbows in my side. At the end of the long week, it was just exhausting getting home and I was just really frustrated with myself because I'd been dwelling on my previous 150 pound loss during the week. I am feeling much better after my workouts yesterday and today, and just need to keep pushing forward.
This week's plan: ROUTINE and CONSISTENCY! I'm so happy to be home. Hubs and I cleaned house over the weekend (and really, he did most of it!), laundry is done, and I got low-carb, ready-made food from my friend Elizabeth for this week, so I can focus on working, working out, sleeping and regaining balance this week.
So let me hear it: How would you gauge last week? What's your plan this week?