I've had a pretty nice week off! I got to spend some time with friends whom I don't get a lot of time to see due to different schedules...Brian and I got to see a couple of movies, and I spent twice a day at the gym. I really enjoyed the daytime classes - they were different and just what my body needed.
I stepped on the scale this morning, and lo and behold...I GAINED NINE POUNDS. My first reaction was to weigh myself again...and again and again...how could this be??! I exercised like a fiend, and ate within my calories - I only went outside my calories on one day. So...when I started to look through my food log I noticed one glaring aspect. My sodium intake was through the roof! The human body should only be consuming no more than 2300mg of sodium per day. I was doubling that. I did eat out quite often, and while I thought it was great that I was staying within my calorie range, the amount of sodium was incredible.
So, needless to say, I am glad that I am going back to work tomorrow and will be back to my normal routine - which will consist of ZERO times eating out. I will be back to my regular foods and my regular schedule.
I did have a NSV of sorts this week though. After one of my classes on Friday, a fellow class participant who I rarely talk to came up to me and told me that she can tell that I've lost weight since I've been coming to the YMCA. Needless to say, I was kind of taken aback, but did tell her that she made my day. To have basically a stranger come up and tell me that speaks volumes and makes me feel like I want to keep going and keep focused!
Here's hoping next week's weigh in will be a positive experience!