This was my first week with tracking every tiny thing that I ate or drank. It was interesting to say the least. This was also Teacher Appreciate Week and I felt REALLY appreciated, to the tune of desserts, tons of carbo-licious-ness, and maybe two cokes (for the WHOLE WEEK!!!!) . But I tracked everything. By the end of the week, I had used all my Activity points and about half of my Weekly points. I did eat some things that are on my NO list and I went hungry later because I was out of points and I didn’t have raw fruit/vegetables at work. Lesson learned. Keep a good stock of fruit and veggies with very low or zero points in my fridge at work. I have my own fridge, people. I have zero excuses except not making this a bigger priority.
I didn’t do too well on my Healthy Guidelines. I didn’t get in near enough water and I know that is crucial for weight loss, headaches, fatigue, etc. I did okay on dairy and oil. I did get in all my vitamins and I believe they are helping. I ate more vegetables, especially at dinner and snacks.
So, what did the scale show? I’ll be honest, I was expecting a gain. But I was down .4 lbs. (That’s POINT FOUR, not four lbs). I felt a little ridiculous but it was a loss.
This post is going under my new Weight Watchers tab on my navigation bar. I’ve basically been keeping my struggles these past few months to myself. I know I’m not the only one in this world looking and reading and searching for virtual people going through the same frustrations and accomplishments as I am. If I’m going to brag about training runs and crossfit workouts, I need to share the disappointments with how I got to this point. There’s no going back now, so I might as well face it and work to get down to a healthy weight (not size…a healthy weight…size is relative to the sign on the clothing store).
One week down…and one week to go until I lose a little more. Happy Saturday