This week the company I work for had our national sales meeting, which involves screwing up routines and lots of hard eating (and drinking) that is, at times, difficult to stay away from. But:
Current Weight: 306.4 lbs
Weekly Loss: (-1.2) lbs
Total Loss: (-16.6) lbs
Our meeting was at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida.
Yeah – read that again. <sigh>
But I was overall really happy with my ability to keep it under control. There were buffets for breakfast and lunch every day, but there were always ways to eat mostly very good things and keep the very not-good things down to reasonable portions (mostly a bite or two here or there). My strategy was typically to fill half of my plate with the salad at the beginning of the buffet. That made it harder to load that plate up with creamy stuff or tons of meat later. It worked.
I did miss two runs this week – my Wednesday morning run just didn’t happen, and then when I got home yesterday I had come down with some kind of nasty cold thing. This morning I actually called out to work and went back to bed … and slept until past noon. Tomorrow is traditionally my long run, but we’ll see. Hopefully I can get out there, but my scheduled 5-miler will likely not happen. I’ll shoot for 3.
I had forgotten that when I re-started WeightWatchers this time I set my goal weight at a loss of only 5%. I did that to make sure I was keeping perspective and not let the daunting number that I’ve really got in my head overwhelm me. So when I logged that weight I didn’t expect WW to get all sparkly and congratulate me for hitting my goal – it was nice. Even though I know I still have a long way to go, I also know I’ve lost 5% of my weight and I’ve set things up well to go even farther. The next goal is another 5%, which will happen when I get under 291.