February was a tough month for me as far as the scale goes, losing just 0.2 pounds. Thanks to some fine-tuning of my Paleo Challenge, I’m saying goodbye to the month on a high note — I lost 3.4 pounds this week.
My total weight loss is now 105.6 pounds, roughly 1/3 of my body weight! I hope this means my February plateau is over and I’m mentally in the sweet spot for continued weight loss.
One of my goals this year was to weigh 200 pounds by the end of April. I’m 20.8 pounds closer to making that goal a reality. With 9 weeks left, I need to lose 19.4 pounds. That’s about 2 pounds a week. Tough, but possible. I think it’s time to shake it up.
My trainer is encouraging me to shake up my diet for the next couple of weeks. I’ve kicked around a few ideas and I’m leaning towards Simple Start. I might eat a few more carbs than normal, as I’d follow the Weight Watchers recipes. But as long as I stay within my window of 20g-100g a day, I’ll be fine. I had success when I did the program at the beginning of January, losing 8.4 pounds.
New PointsPlus Count
I always find it challenging when my Weight Watchers’ PointsPlus number changes. Today, my number went from 32 to 31 points.
Once that dang number changes I immediately start thinking how I’m going to cut back on food. But that’s silly. My calorie count is at 1550/day and it’s been that number since October. I’ve noticed that I eat between 1300 – 1600 calories a day when I’m on my game. I don’t think that number will change anytime soon. It seems like a good number to both burn fat and build muscle.
More importantly, in the last couple of weeks I haven’t been eating everything on my plate. This is big for me. Because I’m losing weight, my body is naturally telling me I’m full and doesn’t need as much at meals.
There’s Always Time For Rewards!
Oh, I got my Weight Watchers’ 100-pound key chain charm this morning. Funny thing, I didn’t really care about the scale this morning. But I wanted this charm…badly!
Rewards – they are important!