Saturday, May 11, 2013

Not Quite As Planned


Today's weigh in didn't go quite as planned, but it definitely could have been worse.  I weighed 147.6, which means that there was no change since last week.  Hmmm.

Looking back over my diet this week, I can pick out several places where I went wrong.  First of all I bought a loaf of white bread that I definitely should have left at the store or replaced with a whole grain or whole wheat option.  Actually, I ate a lot of bread in general and I really should have left it alone.  There won't be any bread on next week's shopping list.

Additionally, I got in a lot more activity this week than I did during the semester and the extra effort left me hungry.  I ate more snacks than I normally would and even though I was within my calorie budget, I don't think the extra calories did me any favors.  I've noticed that if I consistently eat more than 1600 calories per day (even if I have burned far more calories than that) my body won't let go of the weight come weigh in day.  I'm not really sure why that is, but I need to be more mindful of that going forward.  

After my somewhat disappointing weigh in I went about my Saturday.  I wanted to hike in one of my favorite parks, but there was a big event going on so I had to walk at a nearby greenway instead.  It's not really a huge deal, but I was kind of annoyed because 1) I had already driven to the first park and 2) it threw my plans off which the control freak in me hates.  Anyway, here are my Fitbit stats:


I walked 7.46 miles total which isn't bad, but I imagine I would have walked at least ten miles had I been able to go to my first choice park.  I am in the middle of the audiobook version of Dead Ever After, which is the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  These are the books the television show True Blood is based on and I want to know how it ends.  I've only been listening while I am exercising and since I want to know what happens next, I workout longer than I might have otherwise.  It's kind of bittersweet, though, reading the last book in a series. When I finished the last Harry Potter book a few years ago it was like I was going through withdrawal or something.  If I read a series for long enough I start to feel like I know the characters personally so when the series ends it's like losing a friend.  Have you ever felt that way about book/movie characters?  Which ones?

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