Another thing that happens on Monday is my weigh-in. I was really nervous about this one since I've been a little piggy all week. Somehow, a roll of girl scout cookies disappeared from the freezer over the course of three days. I do (almost) all the cooking, and it's so hard not to snack when I'm around food for that long. It's right there! I keep saying I need to chart my caloric intake, so I'll try to start that tomorrow. It's going to be a rocky start, but once I get the hang of it, I'll try to make it another 21-day challenge.
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At long last, my weigh-in result:
Yeah, I know. My feet are gross.
It's progress. 2.6 pounds this week for a total loss of 19.3 pounds. It would have been nice to pass the 20 pounds milestone, but that will have to wait for next week. Obviously I sabotaged myself a little on this one. I exercised 22 days in a row, but I didn't monitor my eating as closely as I should have. Also, after starting this 100 push-ups thing, I've been neglecting my ab exercises. I need to get back on the ball there. I keep making excuses, but the fact is, I still lost more than the 2 pounds I need to lose each week to make this 100 pounds thing happen. As of now, I actually only need to lose 1.83 pounds a week to meet my goal. It's nice to be ahead.
The real winner this week is my lovely wife, Claire, who managed to lose 5 pounds! She's been working very hard to make sure she stays within her caloric allowances using the WebMD Food & Fitness Planner. She's also been busting her hump on the Wii with EA Active. She's well on her way to completing the 30 day challenge. I'm trying to convince her to guest-write a blog entry on her experiences when she's done.
That's where I'm going to leave it tonight. It's well past my bed time and I don't want to be crabby tomorrow. Sleep is an essential part of losing weight. Good night.