week13

Good week for me! I know 1.8 doesn’t sound like a lot but it put me into double-digits dropped and, (after a little more math) I discovered I’m down a little over 5% of my starting weight. That’s 5% of me gone! Woo-Hoo!

What Worked

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and that along with the cold has kept me from getting to the gym as often as I would like. Knowing that, I was careful about portion sizes and snacks. Lots of fresh fruit and veg this week, partially to get the extra hit of vitamin c but also because it’s the kind of food that will keep me content longer than the starchies. This past Sunday I roasted a nice sized chicken and since there’s only two of us, that meant lots of leftovers. Cold chicken is a great quick protein grab and a very nice switch from eggs and tuna for lunches. Having all of that stuff at a convenient reach made it easy to keep satisfied.

What Needs Work

It’s really time to get back to a more substantial activity level. I’m anticipating a slight gain or maintain next week because I’m sure this much slacking will catch up to me. In a way it already has, I feel slower and I don’t sleep as well when I’m not getting enough exercise. So I dug my pedometer back out and will make a point of hitting my 10,000 steps every day, even if I can’t get to the gym.