A few pounds???
I am disgusted to say that after eating like crap for 4 days, the scale says I am up 7 lbs from last week. Yup, 7. My husband was like shocked when I got on the scale. He said I didnt deserve that amount of weight. I am honestly not sure what it is with me that if I stray from my allowed reduced calorie range my body revolts. The hubs and I discussed it a bit and wonder if my body is still in starvation mode with 1500 calories I have been allowing. That would make sense that when I go over it for a few days I put on large amounts of weight very quickly. That is just what was happening when I was taking in 1200 calories.
So, I am changing my calories to about 1600 per day and I will keep up with my exercise. I am thinking this will be good for now. I am happy, yet ashamed, to say that on Wendesday morning before we left town I did a sneak peek at the scale and saw 159. I was overjoyed! I had been waiting for this number for what seemed like forever! So really since Wednesday the scale is up 8 lbs.
Despite all of this it never once even crossed my mind to give up and go back to the Old Jen. That is not an option.. I am more ticked that I undid my hard work and have to redo it!!! But, that is just what I will do. I am going to the weight class at the gym in a little while, and since it will be in the 40's today (whoo hoo!!!) I can plan a run too.
I did complete most of my goals that I set for myself to complete by Thanksgiving. I completed my 25 mile goal that I set back on Nov 2. The turkey trot 5K completed it!!! Here is a pic of me on the way home after the race(Karen-your before/afters were way better! Missed you!) I felt accomplished!