The Weight-Gain Aftermath

Starting weight: 262.5
Current weight: 262.9
Pounds lost: -0.4
Next weight goal: 255.0

Starting BMI: 45.1 
Current BMI: 45.1
Starting BMI designation: Morbidly obese
Current BMI designation: Morbidly obese
Next BMI goal: 43.8

Water intake: 64 oz
Weekly Step Goal: 2,150-4,250
Steps Today: 4,208

The struggle is real, y’all.

I did MUCH better this week in sticking to the plan, but it still all fell apart somewhere around Thursday and we lived on pizza and mac n cheese all weekend. But, at least I made it to Thursday!

I’m paying for it now, however.  I made it 7 months without gaining and today I went over my starting weight. To say I got discouraged is an understatement.  I won’t go as far as to say I was morose, but I feel it was somewhere pretty close to that.  I did, however, hit my step goals 6 out of 7 days this week.  It almost makes up for the weight gain.  (Almost.)

This week is a new week, however, and new weeks bring new plans.

This is my last week doing only step goals.  Starting on July 1, I’ll be adding in a 5-minute workout, four days a week, plus an hour of swimming or half-hour of walking on the treadmill on Saturday, in addition to the steps.  If I’m really going to be committed, I need to start acting like it.

I’m also re-making my commitment to drinking 80+ oz of water per day.  I have several 40 oz water bottles, making it 2 bottles per day or more.  Seems easy enough to track and when I get consistent with that, I’ll up it to 120+ oz per day.

I have more I wanted to write about tonight, but it’s getting late and I’m falling asleep at my keyboard.  I’ll leave you with this week’s plans so you can help me be accountable.  (Seriously.  Check in on me.  I give you permission.)

June 23-29: Step goals ONLY
Step goals: 3,500-5,600 per day

Monday, 6/24
Breakfast: Scrambled egg & goat cheese roll-up on whole wheat tortilla, tangerine
Lunch: Tuna salad on whole wheat pita with tomatoes, 2 tangerines
Snack: Green beans and tzatziki
Dinner: “Spaghetti”: ½ whole wheat spaghetti, ½ zucchini noodles, chunky garden pasta sauce

Tuesday, 6/25
Breakfast: Turkey and Cheese wrap, cantaloupe
Lunch: Ham & bell pepper roll-up on whole grain tortilla, with brown rice and cream cheese, grapes
Snack: Deli sliced ham and green beans
Dinner: Todd717’s Black bean and chicken sausage soup (

Wednesday, 6/26
Breakfast: Nutri-grain waffle w/ peanut butter, Greek yogurt, raspberries
Lunch: Leftover black bean and chicken sausage soup
Snack: Whole-wheat pita and peanut butter, tangerine
Dinner: Red Pepper Pasta, broccoli

Thursday, 6/27
Breakfast: Quaker overnight oats, grapes, banana
Lunch: Leftover red pepper pasta
Snack: Baby Carrots with hummus
Dinner: Jillian Michaels’ beef vegetable soup

Friday, 6/28
Breakfast: Strawberries and cream instant oatmeal, banana
Lunch: Asian chicken salad w/ brown rice & avocado, cantaloupe
Snack: Snap peas and hummus
Dinner: Karenmon’s Chicken & Dumplings (, collard or turnip greens

Saturday, 6/29
Breakfast: Toast w/ peanut butter, apple, hard-boiled egg
Lunch: Leftover chicken & Dumplings
Snack: ½ sweet potato w/ black beans & salsa, plain Greek yogurt
Dinner: TBD – That’s next week’s problem

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