Looking back, my week started off rather well. The scales worked in my favor last week and I can only hope that they will work out in my favor this week, but I am not 100% sure about that.
When it came down to exercise, I managed to get in 4 days. It wasn't 5 like I had hoped, but thanks to my GERD, I had to abandon my Biggest Loser workout on Thursday in favor of Zumba (at least I still got something in). On top of that the weather has been too nice outside to workout inside so I don't mind missing a few days of the Biggest Loser to take advantage of the beautiful weather outside and workout.
MFP gives you a daily goal for both exercise minutes and calories burned. My weekly goal for workout minutes is 120 minutes (4 workouts per week) and so far I have surpassed that goal with 171 minutes completed. As far as calories burned, my goal is 1090 but I have only burned 1055.
My water intake has been sufficient. As always, it could have been better but it was not my worst week by far for water intake.
I manged to monitor my snacking very well this week. I stuck to eating Luna bars when I really needed a snack and when I didn't necessarily have to have a snack, I tried to focus my mind on things that did not revolve around food.
When I look back to my meals for the week, some have been higher in calories, some haven't. I try to eat my higher calorie meals on Monday or Tuesday and lower the calories as my week goes on. For some reason, Thursdays have always been my higher calorie days.
On the other hand, I have noticed that when I eat higher calories on Fridays my weigh in almost always results in a gain. If I eat a lower amount of calories, it almost always results in the gaining of a few ounces. Therefore on Fridays, I have to eat nearly all of my calories but eat them in low calorie foods (more fruits, more vegetables, etc.). The best thing about this week is that I had another successful week staying under my calorie allotment.
I don't know what to expect for this week and that is mainly because when my GERD acts up, I become bloated (a true TMI moment) and the scales are not my friend. If I lose a few ounces, a pound, etc. then of course I will be happy but if I don't, or gain, I won't beat myself up about it because I know in advance that my GERD flare up has paid a small part.