More success! I lost another pound.
I probably could have lost more this week if I had done two things: made better food choices and exercised a bit more.
On the food front, I stayed within my points allowance but I did it with things like donuts and Burger King and pizza. Not every single day - ha! NO. But I would have been better off if I had just said no to those items. I still ate lots of fruit and drank lots of water and made an effort to snack on healthy things. So, I just need to focus in on some of my poorer choices and make different ones.
On the exercise front, I could have done so much better. I generally don't count the housework I do every day because my body is used to that. I only count it if there's a lot of it or it's strenuous. For example, yesterday I rearranged both boys' rooms. I broke down Jamie's crib and put it away and then I completely changed the furniture placement in Liam's room. That was WORK because those bunk beds are heavy. So, I counted that activity as exercise because, well, it was. But I think if I had made it a habit to do something like run stairs in the house for 15 min every day during Jamie's nap I might have done a bit better. I'm going to try and work on that this week since I've got the plan down pretty well at this point.
Still, I did lose another pound. Could I have lost more? Sure. But the point is to lose in the first place - something I haven't been able to do very easily. I'm going to keep that success firmly in mind and build on it.