Jackie and Dan’s Journey, Week 3

Jackie:

Acceptance of my shortcomings is this weeks realization.  I have no hourly schedule on the weekends, so I usually eat poorly.  However, I have developed  plan!  Using the Weight Watchers points sytem, I can eat without a schedule on Saturday and Sunday(staying within my points and using ALL my extra points).  Then during the week I stick to a schedule.  This obviously isn’t ideal, but small steps are key!  I’m going to continue working on my weekends incrementally.

My weigh-in was at 191.2 this morning so I am continuing my slow progress downward but I’m happy since it’s down.  I also added in some skiing and walking this week as well as karate.  I want to uphold this schedule next week and try to do better on my weekends.  My goal is to add in one extra Kinect fitness or strength workout this week.

Every day I also have three daily goals I try to fulfill:

Get 7-8 hours of sleep. This one is currently my most difficult.  Sometimes I go to bed too late, or Dan’s son, Lucas, wakes us up in the middle of the night(night-time potty training is hard).  I need to work on this one a bit.

Pack a healthy snack.  I snack at work.  This isn’t inherently bad, as long as I pack a healthy snack.  Good options that I enjoy and are quick to grab are bananas and carrots.  Kale Chips are also good if I’ve got them premade.

Plan and pack my lunch.  This is a big one.  If I don’t have my lunch pre-planned and packed, then it means when lunchtime comes around I’m just going to be hungry and looking for whatever I can get, which usually leads me to eat something unhealthy.
Last Week’s Weigh-in: 191.4
This Week’s Weigh-in: 191.2

Dan:

I did okay this week.  My diet portion was so-so.  I did better with limiting my beer intake(I think I had…4?), I didn’t always manage to go with a salad for my second meal.  I also had a definite “fat day,” where I had WAY too much crap food(had a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, slice of pizza AND a burrito for lunch), so that wasn’t great. I did gain some weight back this week, and I think a lot of that has to do with my diet.

I did better meeting my workout goals this time, though.  I got in two strength workouts, and a cardio workout, on top of teaching two karate classes, AND skiing yesterday(which normally wouldn’t be a huge workout, but I spent most of the time teaching my son, which means lots of deadlifts and snowplows), so lots of fitness!  I do think that some of my weight gain for the week was muscle(though definitely not most of it), so I don’t feel quite so bad about it.  I’m also glad to be getting back into the swing of exercising because the diet thing is definitely more of a gradual change that I have a harder time with.  Getting back into my old workout habits is a relatively easy switch, and once that switch is turned on it’ll be habit, and I won’t have to worry about it so much.

Last week’s weigh-in: 207.6 lbs
This week’s weigh-in: 208.1 lbs

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