Well here it is Friday again (finally!) and so that means weigh in day.

184.

Oh….kay. It’s not a gain, which is good, but like last week, I’m not surprised that there wasn’t a big loss. I did all right with my food – not fantastic, but okay. I think the problem this week was in the form of not enough water and not enough exercise.  I worked out Monday by walking around the city lake, and then I had Zumba on Tuesday. Wednesday I had planned on using the elliptical once I got home from work, but I never got around to it (it’s SO hard for me to work out in the evenings if I don’t do it right when I get home), then on Thursday I wanted to walk around the city lake again (I even brought clothes with me to change into after work) but we had some pretty big storms rolling through yesterday afternoon, so I nixed that idea, and like Wednesday, didn’t make it to the elliptical. I set my alarm to get up early this morning to work out, but I did something wrong because my alarm never did come on. It’s a good thing I woke up when I did or I would have been late for work.  I brought my work out clothes with me so I could walk around the lake again, but it’s cloudy and cold and the wind is blowing hard today, and it’s usually twice as windy at the lake. So I don’t know what I’m going to do.

I’ve been packing an extra afternoon meal to take with me to work, so that I’m not ravenous when I get home and eat the refrigerator. It’s working out great so far. My after-work noshing has decreased considerably. Debby, you were right – I think I haven’t been eating enough during the day, and having this extra meal seems to be balancing things out.  🙂

Now, I just have to work on drinking enough water, and getting into a consistent exercise routine…why does it seem like it’s so hard to complete the weight loss trifecta?  If food is good, then water and workouts aren’t so great. If water is being guzzled regularly, then food and workouts are hard to manage. If I’m working out like a boss, then water and food are suffering. What’s up with that? Anyone else have that problem?

I’m realizing that losing weight isn’t going to be as easy as it was even just a couple of years ago. I’m going to have to fight hard for every pound I lose. Dang it.  Oh well, Eye of the Tiger, baby! Eye of the Tiger.