I’m a little late getting started today as the internet was down. It has been flickering on and off since it came back so we’ll see just how long it actually lats today. My hopes aren’t high, but my fingers are crossed. And, no you are not seeing things, this week’s weight is exactly the same as last week’s.
To be honest, I know this is purely my fault. I am working on final edits this week and getting ready for next week’s annual Read an E-book Week Book Sale. My goal was to have the new book out at the start of the sale. I am running slightly behind so I have been racing to catch up. with luck it will still be out next week, just not at the start of the sale.
As a consequence, pretty much everything has taken a backseat. Walks were done, but they were shorter than usual and exercises done, but only by the bare minimum. Having my meal plan in place really helped me out as it kept my calories on point. All I had to do was stick to the plan and I was good. It was actually the saving grace of the week. It is why this was a no gain week.
Meal Plans ROCK!
If you are trying to stick to any kind of nutritional plan (dieting or otherwise) or even if you are just looking to save time I highly recommend putting one in place. It takes a little time to think it through on the weekend before you go shopping, but you save time throughout the week. And I’ve noticed our grocery bill has gone down a little as well because I think things through and incorporate what we have in the fridge at the time into the meal plan (because I look in the fridge when I am writing it) and so only pick up the ingredients needed to be added to what we already have on hand. So those are the things that are on the list to buy. It saves time, money and keeps food from going to waste. If there is one dieting/lifestyle tip I could give everyone that would be it. It is kind of a drag to get started but once it is habit it is an amazing thing.
I could in part blame my lack of walking on the postal service. My shoes were wearing thin on the bottoms and I ordered a new pair of shoes. They came in yesterday evening. They were delayed quite substantially however and my big toe is dangerously close to pushing through the bottom of the shoe. As a consequence I did take it easy.
I’ll admit blaming the post is a bit of a cop out though, so I’ll just admit my focus was elsewhere.
Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last Week’s Weight: 217.8 lbs
This week’s weight: 217.8 lbs
Lost this week: 0.0 lbs
Lost in total thus far: 28.2 lbs
While I’m taking blame, I must admit that until this book is out, it will probably remain my focus. I’m hoping to be released no later than Wednesday. After its release the walks will get longer and the focus will shift but realistically, until it is done, the workouts aren’t my push. Sometimes life just takes over and I have to accept that.
I am going to be monitoring my shoes a bit more closely though. I believe I am going to try to add in a photo of them each week so I can better determine how they are wearing. Like the old shoes, these are New Balance. They discontinued my old style so it is a new style to try out and we will see how well they last. I haven’t had any issues with the New Balance interiors, so it is mostly the sole wearing out that I need to watch. The old style I had generally lasted three months before they were unwearable. Let’s see how long these go for, shall we?
So there we have the first of the shoe pictures. These are the untouched ones that have yet to see a walk. Don’t they look so pretty? Pretty won’t last.We’ll see how they made it through their first week next Friday. So bask in the pretty unmarked soles now for next week, they will have seen quite a few miles.