This is the 200th post to appear on Cranky Man’s Lawn! Thanks for reading! – Mike
A disappointing week …
Dropped only 0.6 lb., getting down to an even 232 from 232.6 on March 4. Although this is a disappointment, at least I know it’s not the “Lose It!” app that failed. No, it was the definitely The App-ee!
I am playing a bit too coy and calculating with my calorie limit; thinking at times that I have “all these unused calories” to burn through, so why not enjoy a temptation or two. As a result, I end up pushing up to the edge of the calorie limit, then beyond it in my over-exuberance to enjoy my over-abundance of under-utilized venial sin demerits.
(A word about our “What have I lost?” picture of the week … I was surprised to find out, what used to be a 5 lb bag of sugar has lost 20% of its weight! When did this happen? And did the PRICE come down 20% too?!?
Yes, I’m being facetious!)
As a result, this past week showed me 350 calories over my calorie limit (1999 cal) for the week, where I had been between 150-800 calories under budget my previous 3 weeks. The worst part is being over budget on 5 of the 7 days!
Not good …
Part of the trap here, I think, is the mind game you play when you rely on the exercise credits Lose it! allows. You start bargaining with yourself.
“Hey, we’re 600 calories under for the week …”
No, the “bargaining” didn’t take long at all.
This is still an education for me. Even in failure you should learn something about yourself or about whatever it is you seek.
I’m still learning.
So, I will endeavor to maximize my under-budget calories whenever possible, even if it means eating fruit, nuts, and tree bark instead of the my usual guilty pleasures. And now that the weather is turning for the better, get some exercise on days when I don’t hit the gym.
Here’s hoping for greater strength and a bit more progress!