Categories: Fitbit Aria Scale, Weigh-In Wednesday, Weight Loss
This first week had it’s ups and downs.
Good: Food and exercise-wise I slammed it. I was verrrry good on the food front. I hit all my workouts but that’s to be expected right? The food is where I get into trouble.
I set up my weightloss goal on my Fitbit Aria scale, aka El Diablo. It automatically calculates, based on a bunch of parameters I set up, the number of calories I should eat each day.
Bad: My first mistake was choosing the ‘kinda hard’ weightloss plan and telling it I wanted to lose 1.5 lbs per week. Why is it so easy to pack on weight by pounding food yet it doesn’t just melt away when you restrict calories too much?
Good: I was super good and bypassed all my usual trigger foods. No kid scraps, no dessert after lunch and dinner. No more making love to a bag of chips when I made the kids’ lunches. I was all in. Mindful!
Ugly: My runs suffered. A lot. I know I wasn’t giving myself enough fuel. I know better than to restrict calories so much but I did it anyway. My bad.
Bad: I’m not great about getting enough water either. In addition to measuring weight, body fat, BMI, and activity, El Diablo, I mean the Fitbit Aria has a food and water log as well.
Good: I still enjoyed pizza and chips/guac on Superbowl Sunday. Hey there are going to be treats, just not daily mindless ones. And I’m not one bit sorry about that. There’s going to be pizza in my life.
- Goal weightloss for the week: 1.5 lbs
- Actual weightloss: 1.1 lbs
- But I dropped 2% body fat so there.
Good: I am back in my jeans. Did I not mention I’d slipped into all yoga pants all the time? Yeah I did. But that’s over. Even though El Diablo says it’s barely over a pound, I’m feeling better, tighter, hopeful.
Going forward I’m going to adjust the setting to a less aggressive loss of 1 pound per week vs 1.5. Hopefully this will make my geriatric metabolism happy.
Good: For the first time ever. Ever! I planned out meals for the week. I thawed things in the morning, prepped ahead of time, and there was no seat-of-the-pants rushing around at dinner time. I know this is a simple thing and I’m probably the only imbecile on this planet not doing this but I can’t tell you how great that was!
On to week 2! Have you ever restricted calories enough to compromise your runs? Stall weightloss?