Summer comes with activities that include not so good for my waistline foods. As a prelude to our summer vacation, we visited Fort Worth last weekend. (Check out Instagram for highlights from our excursion and look for an upcoming blog post about it!) We also dined with friends at our regular rotating dinner party held every other month. Oui-Oui left to visit family in the Northeast, and that had me indulging in Starbucks to and from the airport. Lattes are my comfort drink of choice if it is too early for a glass of wine! It was a comfort food week and weekend.
Walking all over the Stockyards, Fort Worth Zoo and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was the extent of my exercise this week. I don’t count chasing Little T around the neighborhood pool as much more than a day in the life of my SAHM world. The gym was only a figment of my imagination this week.
Our regular rotating dinner party always includes delicious food and drink to compliment the fantastic conversation and party games. We dined on smoked pork, cheesy potatoes (Too Tall’s favorite), and a fresh spring salad. Our hosts this month out did themselves. I wanted to do a backstroke through the cheesy potatoes, but self-control prevailed and I only had one serving.
I knew this would be a tough weight loss week. Lurking around every corner was delicious food and beverages calling my name. My schedule didn’t leave a way to proper exercise to make an impact. I placed my efforts in paying attention to portion size this week. It paid off with a little bit of loss.
My weekly stats:
32.7% body fat
I have had a 1 pound per week loss thus far on this journey. Which isn’t shabby, but not nearly as much as I’d hoped for. That might be my biggest problem, I am hoping more than I am exercising. When I was training for the 5k in May the pounds melted off. Once I stopped my training, the pounds packed back on fast. My percent of body fat is declining, and that excites me. I am celebrating little victories right now before I hit my stride.
This week is jam packed with prepping for the upcoming family vacation, and I’ll be weighing in twice during our trip. I’m slightly worried what a full minivan and long road trip will do to my efforts to lose fat. I will be ‘live tweeting’ some moments from our trip and will be ‘Instagraming’ along the way as we will travel across, around, and through 18 of the 50 states in our beautiful country.