Hope everyone had a great valentine’s day! Welcome to the WWW where I post a summary of the past week’s goals and milestones. Every week features the same format including net calories, weekly weigh-in, and how I fared meeting current fitness goals such as using a food diary.
Calories In << Calories Out
While LoseIt remains my food diary of choice, I didn’t do a very good job of logging this week and missed two days entirely. Excluding those days, I was probably taking in far fewer calories than I should have been doing (even though the Packers won the Super Bowl!!!).
For the week prior, I was -3000 calories under my budget. Why so low? It was one of those weeks that any parent can probably relate to. I had two cross-country flights (Sunday PM, Monday PM). Came home to a sick baby (104 degree fever – eek!). Had a full 18hr day in the office on Thursday. By Friday, I was a walking zombie. Needless to say, eating wasn’t high up on the list of things to do, and exercise was completely OFF the list. I’m sure this is a pretty common parenting problem, so not trying to be too down about the week. My daughter is healthy now…and crawling!!!! Back to her happy self and loving the ability to explore on her own.
So, we know losing a pound requires ~3500 calorie deficit. I would estimate about a 3000 calorie deficit last week. Definitely fell short on my 1000 calories of exercise goal, but will continue to keep this on my radar as something to keep shooting for!
Another calorie deficit, but a drop in weight this time! Officially lost ~3%, and while I hoped to lose it differently, it’s nice to see the scales move in the other direction. Good momentum, let’s see if it continues.
On track or off the wagon…
OFF TRACK – The past week was a very very long one, but it’s over now and am back in the gym. I think that’s really the story of a working mom trying to lose weight: you have a few good weeks, a few bad weeks. Have to be patient but persistent. At least you get to enjoy time with your kids.
Until next week….make it a great one!