- Exercise - I did fine with my exercise on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I decided to take a rest day, then as an slightly unfortunate coincidence, Thursday followed suit. I can say that today will also be a rest day. Why? For the past two weeks I have lost 2 pounds (once each week) by exercising and eating some of my exercise calories back. This week I want to see if I lose anything and how much, by not exercising.
- Water - I am not sure what went wrong in my water intake, but I don't think I managed to get anything more than a couple of bottles into my system this week. Drinking water is always a goal that I will have every week because it is something that I have a yo-yo relationship with. I love water, some days I am in the mood for it, other days I am not. That's just how life goes I suppose.
- Monitor snacking - I am proud to say that I monitored my snacking very well this week. My snacks usually consisted of peaches, which lately have tasted like they were picked right off of a peach tree and lightly sweetened, they were just that good! (thanks Dole!).
- Focus on balanced meals - my meals were pretty balanced, typically consisting of one carb, one veggie and a meat. That is something that I am proud of because I have been trying to limit myself to one carb per meal.
The only thing that was different this week was the fact that I made the choice to give up three days of exercise to see if I would gain, lose or maintain any weight. That may seem like I am sabotaging my own weight loss journey, but according to MFP, the calories that I am allotted each day, are calories that would allow me to lose weight without exercise and tomorrow I will see if that is true or not.