eating like a dumb dumb and weekly reflections: 5/25 – 5/31

change in weight (5/25/21 – 5/31/21): +0.8 LBS

I have been eating like a dumb dumb. The consistency and discipline of sticking with my plan that has made my spring so successful has been a struggle lately. I have not cared. I have said “I’ll make up for it later this week”. I just haven’t felt the desire. The kicker is, I have been more motivated for exercise and was on the bike a bunch more this week than prior weeks. Alas.

My relationship with food is not healthy. We know this. How else did I allow myself to get to 340+ pounds. Despite that, I have found a healthy relationship with it over the past year+. I allow myself to enjoy the food I love, while exercising moderation. Some weeks I am not as successful. This past week was one of them.

I continue to think about my triggers. Stress, fatigue, frustration, boredom, these are all things that can push me to going over the edge. Work has had some intense deadlines lately and combine that with a baby not sleeping, you get a Ben who eats too much takeout and snacks to fill the time.

Next week will be better. It will be better because this is not a pass fail. This is a spectrum. This past week still saw me better than I used to be. Last week was more like a ‘maintain’ with regards to weight. I mean hell, the shift was less than a pound. Salt intake and fluid retention could be the culprit. So instead of thinking it was a failure I will continue to just strive to be one step better. One decision better to move myself a little closer to where I would like to be. I am not failing, I am working. And I am working hard.

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Action Plan:

Every day goals:
1.1 gallon of water
2.Track every bite
3.20 Body weight squats

Daily goals

WalkWalkWalkWalkNo WalkWalkWalk
Low impact RideUpper body Strength and stretchPower zonePower zoneStretchRideStretch and recovery
Meal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanModest takeoutMeal Plan

Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.

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DateChange in Weight
12/2*-5.4 lbs
12/9-5.4 lbs
12/16-3.4 lbs
12/23+2.8 lbs
12/29-1.2 lbs
1/6-1.4 lbs
1/13-1.6 lbs
1/20-1.4 lbs
1/27+0.4 lbs
2/3-1.2 lbs
2/10-4.6 lbs
2/17+0.4 lbs
2/24-1.6 lbs
3/2-3.2 lbs
3/9+1.8 lbs
3/16-3.2 lbs
3/23-0.6 lbs
3/30+0.4 lbs
4/6-1.6 lbs
4/13+0.8 lbs
4/20-1.8 lbs
4/270 lbs
5/4+2.4 lbs
5/11-5.2 lbs
5/180 lbs
5/25-1.0 lbs
6/1-1.2 lbs
6/8-0.4 lbs
6/15-0.8 lbs
6/22+0.8 lbs
6/29-1.4 lbs
7/6-2.4 lbs
7/13+2.4 lbs
7/20-1.6 lbs
7/27-0.4 lbs
8/3-1.2 lbs
8/10+0.4 lbs
8/17-1.4 lbs
8/24-1.4 lbs
8/31-0.2 lbs
9/7-0.6 lbs
9/14-1.4 lbs
9/21+0.2 lbs
9/28-1.8 lbs
10/5-0.2 lbs
10/12-1.0 lbs
10/19-1.0 lbs
10/26+0.8 lbs
11/2-1.4 lbs
11/9+2.0 lbs
11/16-1.8 lbs
11/23-0.4 lbs
11/30+0.2 lbs
12/7-0.2 lbs
12/14-1.2 lbs
12/21+1.8 lbs
12/28+0.8 lbs
1/4-1.2 lbs
1/11-0.4 lbs
1/180 lbs
1/25N/A – no weigh-in
2/1-0.6 lbs
2/8+1.6 lbs
2/15-1.2 lbs
2/22-0.4 lbs
3/1-1.0 lbs
3/8-0.6 lbs
3/15-2.2 lbs
3/22-1.2 lbs
3/290 lbs
4/5-0.8 lbs
4/12-2.2 lbs
4/19-1.6 lbs
4/26-1.0 lbs
5/3-0.6 lbs
5/10+1.2 lbs
5/17-2.8 lbs
5/24-1.0 lbs
5/31+0.8 lbs

2 thoughts on “eating like a dumb dumb and weekly reflections: 5/25 – 5/31

  1. Yup. Right with you on this one. I’ve been struggling a bit, too. My trigger is definitely boredom, and it usually hits in the evening. I can have a perfect day of eating, but once the evening rolls around….

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    1. It’s so frustrating how quick it can spiral out of control. Peanut butter is my downfall. I’ll throw some in a banana. I’ll eat it with a spoon. And with the blink of an eye I’ve consumed 300 caps. 😩

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