I didn’t forget about my weigh-in! I just… delayed it a little, thanks to the fact that I’ve had a hard time waking up early this week since my body still wants to be on vacation, and the early a.m. is when I usually snap my photo and stitch it together with the photo from my last weigh-in.
Anyway, I finally weighed in and snapped a pic yesterday morning. Helllooooo vacation gain:
April 15: 137.6
May 2: 139.3
Gain: 1.7 pounds
Don’t be fooled, though… I was up to 141.4 right when we got back from our vacation, and I’m sure I was even higher throughout the trip.
I ate whatever I wanted (carbs, cheese, dessert, the works), didn’t track anything in My Fitness Pal, and certainly didn’t weigh myself for five days. It was fun, but I definitely felt the consequences in terms of decreased energy, tight pants, and digestive issues.
I’m SO happy to now be back on track with lots of veggies, protein, and healthy fats, with a few treats here and there! I’ve decided, as a runner training for a marathon, that I deserve a big, fat bagel with cream cheese at least once a week. Yum.
I learned that ONE indulgent meal and/or dessert once in a while is totally worth it, but indulging for every single meal every single day is really not worth feeling like crap. Ugh.
This minor weight gain/major divergence from my normal diet doesn’t seem to have negatively affected my running, though, so I’m happy about that!
Going forward, you won’t be seeing any more photos of my weight on an actual scale, since Aaron got a fancy new one for his birthday that automatically sends my weight to a website that keeps track of it! It also syncs with My Fitness Pal.
The scale also recognizes when Aaron steps on it versus when I step on it, so we don’t have to reset it each time one of us wants to weigh in. Sweet, huh?
We’ve only used the scale a handful of times (skipping four or five days in the middle of these charts due to vacation) and I’ve just logged onto the site for the first time today, so I don’t even know about all the bells and whistles yet. Perhaps I’ll write a more detailed post about it when I do!