Today is normally weigh-in day. However, in my rush to get home and prepare for company, I left my scale at work. I've got a reminder in my agenda to bring it home Monday, and I'll weigh Tuesday morning and post that number just to know where I stand. I can honestly say I'm not worried about it right now. I completely forgot to recap our first BL office challenge, fighting off the plague and all. We had 2 people out sick, but with those that weighed, I'm in third place right now with 3 lbs lost between Monday and Friday. One woman lost almost 6 lbs! We did have one that gained, but she's only 10 lbs away from a healthy BMI. She ate great all week, but she doesn't want to track her food.. so I don't know what happened there. I don't want to use this weigh-in for my own tracking purposes because I weigh naked at home, and obviously that's not the case at work! It was 1 lb (WITH clothes on and water in me) down from my weight on Sunday, which means I owe Dr. H a big hug and thank you because this means I'm probably past this plateau- it was my lowest weight so far (205). I know there's a lot of controversy in the weight-loss world regarding "treat meals" or increasing your calories every now and again to shake things up- but Dr. H suggested it, I tried it, and it seems to have worked for me. Jackie Warner even encourages it in her book, though she suggests 2 treat meals weekly after eating completely clean Monday-Friday. I'm open to increasing my calories once a week or once every other week if needed. Her advice was not a green light to eat whatever I want one day a week, I have to be smart about it.
Plague update: I can breathe a little today, thanks to Vick's being smeared under my nose, in my nose, on my chest, etc all night. Chris has a lot of junk in his chest (I can not get this kid to put some REAL effort into blowing his nose!) but his head is less gunky. We both slept better, thanks Vick's plug-ins, and are staying in our PJ's all day long. I'm crossing my fingers that Memphis does actually get hit with snow tonight and we get an extra day home. Also, did manage 25 minutes of Zumba last night before I had to stop. Today is strength, and that should be a little easier breathing-wise. We have our Zumba class Tuesday, unless snow is still hanging around then, so I have to get over this quick!