|my fitness calorie burn this past week|
I think I was woefully inactive early last week, and that probably didn't help me on the scale. Tuesdays and Thursdays are usually difficult, because I don't have my exercise classes on those days--but they were especially hard this past week because I felt really, really bad early in the week. Allergies have gotten the best of me, and I think they morphed into a massive head cold--either that, or my allergies have become horrible, mutant allergies that resemble a head cold. I just didn't feel like doing anything other than sleep--I was exhausted every day, not sleeping well at night because I couldn't breathe, and pretty much just miserable. I swear, I should have lost at least 5 pounds of gunk judging by the number of tissues I went through last week! Jake also decided to wake up at 6 or 6:15am every morning last week because he needed to go to the bathroom--so Dan or I would get up and take him, but then he wouldn't go back to sleep...and when he doesn't sleep, I don't sleep because he's pounding on things and generally making a racket and waking everyone in the house up. Grrr... The lack of good sleep was probably a large contributing factor to the number on scale this week. Friday, I knocked it out of the park on the fitness front because I had Zumba and we also had friends coming over for dinner--so not only did I do my usual Friday vacuuming, but I also touched up the kitchen and the bathrooms and tidied up the clutter around the house. Our weekend was insanely busy (that's a blog post for later this week--I'm still recovering from all the fun!), so at least my activity level was good over the weekend, too.
|my saturated fat levels this past week|
My saturated fat levels were really high early last week, too--even though I cut back on the M&M's, I obviously ate too many early in the week...and I didn't cut them out entirely later in the week (except for Wednesday, as you can see!). My saturated fat levels go through the roof when I eat even a few M&M's...those delicious little things are so packed with bad stuff! We also ordered pizza last Monday, and I ate it for dinner Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday--so the cheese didn't help me in the saturated fat department. After looking through all my charts, I'm pretty pleased that I actually lost weight instead of gained this week! I'm hopeful that I can start this week off a little better--although as you can see, Sunday was rough on the saturated fat front, and also on the calorie front in general...but I will blog about that later this week. :)
I've already eaten too many M&M's today (those darn things suck me in!), and I'm having a mother-son date night out with Jake tonight, so I just need to be cognizant of what goes in my mouth and not overdo it on the food for the rest of the day. The date-night also means that I'm skipping my usual step class--the first time since I started the exercise classes in January that I have intentionally missed a night at class... That makes me nervous, but I'm going to try to hit the pool here in a little bit before my date night with my handsome little guy, so hopefully I'll at least get some calories burned for the day to negate those M&M's! The bad thing is, I can't negate the saturated fat with exercise, so I just really need to start behaving around the M&M's...