Today's Weigh-in: 227.4 lbs.
5-day Average: 225.2 lbs.
Today's weigh-in is a bit high. I don't know the reason for this jump in weight, but I hope it's just a fluctuation that won't stick. I'm ready to get away from the 220s.
So this weekend was a bit of a mixed bag. Saturday I went to dinner with some friends, but I made decent choices, I think. I had a sesame chicken salad and about 2 bites of pazookie (cookie with ice cream). But I also had 3 pints of beer, which probably wasn't the best idea when I'm watching my calorie intake.
Sunday I was home most of the day, and ate pretty well. I think I'm still having a problem with eating larger portions on the weekends than I would during the week, and that's something I need to work on. I guess it doesn't matter if the food is healthy, if you eat too much you're not going to lose any weight. So my goal for this week and weekend is to maintain portion control and not eat to total fullness.
I went to the gym yesterday. I love the gym on Sundays as there's hardly anybody there, and I can have free reign of the weights and machines. I went running for the first time in a while, and I think I did pretty well. I ran a mile, walked a quarter mile, ran another mile, and walked another quarter mile in 30 minutes. My legs are sore today, but it wasn't too bad. I definitely had to push myself to keep running, but it felt good. One thing I realized is that I need some new running shoes, so I hope to get some this weekend. For now, I'm going to alternate running on the track and using the elliptical, at least until I get some new shoes and my legs feel strong enough to run every day.
I'm going to attempt 100% clean eating this week. No more little indulgences, no more eating more than I should, and definitely no more eating because I feel like I've earned it. That's dangerous territory, and I need to stay away from that mentality.