The fat girl report: 03/28/21

I am a fat girl. I can be a healthy fat girl or an unhealthy one. The choice is mine.

Sunday: The night before I slept for 8 hours and 22 minutes and the quality of my sleep was fair. My step count for the day was 4,284. I did no intentional exercise. I tracked all my food and ate 52 points. I had no fruit but I did have vegetables.

Monday: The night before I slept for 7 hours and 1 minutes and the quality of my sleep was good. My step count for the day was 11,726. I did no intentional exercise. I tracked all my food and used 28 points. I did have fruit but I had no vegetables.

Tuesday: The night before I slept for 9 hours and 5 minutes and the quality of my sleep was fair. My step count for the day was 9,378. I did intentional exercise today. I walked 1.0 miles. I tracked all my food and used 40 points. I had fruit but no vegetables.

Wednesday: The night before I slept for 7 hours and 4 minutes and the quality of my sleep was good. My step count for the day was 12,100. I did no intentional exercise. I tracked all my food and used 43 points. I had fruit but no vegetables.

Thursday: The night before I slept for 7 hours and 0 minutes and the quality of my sleep was good. My step count for the day was 9,453. I did no intentional exercise. I tracked all of my food and used 52 points. I ate fruit and vegetables.

Friday: The night before I slept for 6 hours and 42 minutes and the quality of my sleep was good. My step count for the day was 3,002. I did no intentional exercise. I tracked all my food and used 37 points. I had vegetables but no fruit.

Saturday: The night before I slept for 5 hours and 24 minutes and the quality of my sleep was fair. My step count for the day was 13,588. I did no intentional exercise. I tracked all my food and used 44 points. I did eat fruit but I had no vegetables.

The sleeping takeaway. I hit my sleep goal 5 times out of 7. That was nights better than last week. The reason for the improvement is quite easy to see. I was in bed at 8pm 5 nights out of 7. Clearly getting to bed on time is the key to good sleep for me.

The eating takeaway (part 1). I had a perfect tracking week. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. So my plan here is to continue on the course marked in red. As I said last week, so it is this week. I did much better that my past eating pattern when it comes to fruit and vegetables. However I am establishing a new baseline for my fruits and vegetables consumption. The new norm is at least 4 of each per week. I did well with fruit (5 days out of 7) and not so well with vegetables (3 days out of 7). Staying on track with fruit has proven to be easier than I thought. That’s because I buy a banana as part of my morning snack at work and so I always eat it. Vegetables are a different story. I try to eat them at home in the evening. That has not worked so great. I have to come up with a better plan for eating my vegetables.

The eating takeaway (part 2): The evenings. UGHHHH! I do a good job eating at work. I do a good job eating at the office and at home during the day. Then I get home in the evening and things fall apart. The reason is poor choices. I am grabbing fried snacks. These are high point foods that don’t fill me up and so I eat and eat and eat them. This too needs to change. I think that if I go with more veggies and less fried snacks I should be able to solve two problems at the same time.

The activity takeaway. This continues to be a huge challenge. As usual, on the days I worked I got plenty of steps. The problem is that these steps are combined with a lot of standing as well as sudden starts and stops and turns. This puts extra pressure on my joints leading to twists and strains. Again by the end of each work day I was in pain. However I was able to accomplish something remarkable last week. I went for a walk. It only happened once. It was only for one mile. It was very slow. But it was a start. This is something to build on for the coming week.

Today’s weight=218.6, down 0.4 from last week.

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