So I meant to post last week but put it off because...
Week 12 weigh-in: 134.3lbs
I was (and still am) embarrassed and ashamed to admit it, and mostly just angry and frustrated at myself for gaining back half of what I lost during the challenge in just two weeks. I had kept up a decent amount of exercise during the week...
Mon: Jillian's Six Weeks Sixpack
Tues: Killer Buns & Thighs, weights, and rock climbing
Wed: Killer and weights
Thurs: rock climbing
Sat: 4.76km elliptical
Sun: 17km biking
...(and it's hard to tell which burns more calories, 35-40min of Jillian or 40 min elliptical) but after all my talk about continuing to eat healthy, I really let myself go.
The worst part is it hardly ever felt like I was pigging out. There were some days where I had two desserts or a bunch of booze or felt really full and knew I'd eaten too much, but most of it was just too many bad choices in a row - fries instead of veggies, going out for pub food instead of eating at home, picking the creamy soup instead of the brothy one.
Looking back, I realize I've never actively tried to maintain my weight before. I've always come close to my diet goal, gotten lazy or frustrated and half-dieted for a while, causing a plateau for a few weeks before getting into really bad habits and gaining weight again. Now I know that when I hit my goal, I have to really work hard at maintaining my weight, and learn how to do it right.
After that weigh-in was a slap in the face, I decided to go back on the diet. It's so frustrating that by the time I fully accepted I'd hit my goal (and made a big post about success), I wasn't there anymore! Since my calories on a diet are already pretty low, I decided to double my exercise as many days as possible to try and shed the re-gained weight fast so I don't have to diet much into the summer.
Mon: rock climbing
Tues: Killer, Sixpack, and weights
Wed: 17km biking and weights
Thurs: Sixpack, 17km biking, rock climbing
Fri: 17km biking, Sixpack
And my week 13 weigh-in was: 132.7lbs. Down 1.6lbs. Good. I think I am on the right track.
I also bought a bathroom scale so that on the days I am too lazy or don't have enough time to do my weight on the Wii, I can still do a quick check to keep myself in-line. Hopefully next week will also have good results.