First, here are my stats for the week. I have weighed, measured, and tracked everything I have eaten during the month of July. I am weighing in a day early because I have a busy day planned tomorrow.
Calories/carbs/protein this week:
890 / 69 g / 50 g
1219 / 74 g / 87 g
1134 / 95 g / 56 g
1152 / 61 g / 59 g
1159 / 94 g / 62 g
1051/ 109 g / 49 g
This averaged out to 1101 calories, 84 g carbs, and 61 g protein per day. That's right about what I was aiming for on calories and carbs, and a little low on protein. As of this morning my weight was down slightly, to about 237.5. I am using a non-digital, dial scale and the needle was right between numbers. Generally I don't count a pound lost until it hits that number exactly, but I want to recognize that there was a slight downward tick on the scale. I have to celebrate every move downward when the losses are this slow. What really counts, though, is what's lost in a month, or a year.
As I mentioned before, my bout with kidney stones put a huge damper on the exercise this week, but I am back to walking and swimming and being active now. I'm enjoying my summer and being outside a lot, too.
I am, however, really sick of counting, measuring, tracking already. I burn out a lot more quickly now on this kind of thing. When I was counting back near the beginning of this blog, I tracked every day for months. I've had way too many stints of calorie counting lasting up to a year and didn't mind it at all. But I don't think it is something I want to do, or would willingly do, for the rest of my life. I am doing it now for the purpose of weight loss, but hopefully I will be able to maintain with a non-tracking, AIP-ish template eventually. I don't like having to think about food this much, but if it gets some weight off I will do it. I have eaten under 1300 calories every day this month and plan to continue.
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