June Goals Checkup: Week 3

June starting weight: 194
Last week’s weight: 189.4
This week’s weight: 192.0
GAIN of 2.6 pounds (YIKES)

Week 3 was pretty wretched, to be completely honest. I didn’t even want to write this blog, but I know that part of being honest with myself and this process is not just blogging the good weeks and the victories but also the bad weeks and the failures. I only exercised 3 times this week, and while I could blame it on the allergy problems, knee problems, and “other” problems I encountered, the truth is that I took the easy way out and didn’t push myself. 3 days of exercise isn’t terrible, but when it is coupled with less-than-stellar eating, it’s a recipe for failure, and that’s what happened this week. I am not really sure what happened, except that I let laziness and self-pity win out over determination and commitment.

Here is my (completely depressing) report on my goals for the past week:

1. Run, bike, or walk at least 18 miles a week. NOT DONE. I only logged 9 miles this week. Pitiful.
2. Stay within my calorie range 6 out of 7 days a week. NOT DONE. I only stayed in range 4 out of 7 days.
3. Strength train at least twice a week. DONE. One of the few things I did right! My arms are still sore from Saturday’s session!
4. Lose 4 pounds. I’d like to lose more, but will be happy with 4. Since I met this goal in week 1, my new goal was to lose 3 more pounds. At this point, I will be happy to reach my original goal of 4 pounds lost.
5. Read 3 books: one I’ve already read, one fiction, and one non-fiction. MAKING PROGRESS. I am still reading Running Scared, and if I finish that I will start the first book in the Little House on the Prairie series (how fun is that??).

If you can’t tell, I am really unhappy with myself about my performance this past week, and I am determined that week 4 will be a completely different story. I really want to end June on a high note, so it’s time to stop making excuses and start seeing results!

6 thoughts on “June Goals Checkup: Week 3

  1. Ugh! I know the feeling. Friday and Saturday, I let myself eat in a way I haven't in many months, and I'm paying for it today. I feel icky, sluggish and puffy. Blah!
    However, I keep telling myself it is never to late to start over. I have a healthy menu planned for the week, and I'm going to the gym today no matter what!
    We can do this! We won't let a few set-backs stop us!!! ~ L

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  2. It seems that you have learned from your week though. That is just as important as the weight loss.

    I also want to point out that you arent making excuses for yourself. That is a HUGE step!

    So although the scale may not have shown the numbers you wanted, there are definitely things that happened that can be considered victories.

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  3. Don't be too hard on yourself Erin, at least you are being honest and are learning where you need to improve. I myself, keep repeating the same mistakes so obviously I'm not learning but I'm working on it.

    This week will be better for all of us… (start of summer and all that good stuff).

    Sandra

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  4. i'm so impressed w/your honesty! i never want to admit it when i've made bad choices or just slacked off. i've also gained some poundage recently (i wonder if it has to do with the baking??? 😉 i have confidence that it will get better–for both of us!

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  5. Hang in there!! You've been at this weight loss thing for a long time, I'm sure you know how to recover from a bad week. And this week will probably be even better!!! We all have bad weeks, what matters is how quickly you get back on track. That's the mark of a serious thin person! :o)

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