Sweat it Out:
35 Minutes Elliptical
45 Minutes Spin Class
I am tired today. I stayed up too late last night trying to work on my spreadsheet for NROLFW. I also am tired of trying to make up excuses in my head of why I gained weight this week. There seems to be a pattern forming here. Big loss, small gain. I said to myself, it could be mother nature, it could be last weeks number was a fluke. The thing I am most tired of is EXCUSES. I am not an excuse kind of girl in any other area of my life and I’m not going to start being an excuse maker with weight loss. I ate too much this last week, and I didn’t use my Weight Watchers tracker. Plain and simple. I Didn’t drink enough water, and I ate a LOT of granola. My protein intake should have been increased and I ate way too many bready carbohydrates (which for me is a weight loss killer). I take responsibility for not taking power over my food choices, and that is the only reason I gained weight.
Now that I have wagged my finger in the mirror at myself, I will say that I have used my tracker the last 2 days, and have done very well with eating. And last night I hit a goal of actually finding something besides oatmeal that my husband wouldn’t eat. I marinated some chicken in lime, EVOO, cilantro, and garlic and put it in the crockpot. The Lime flavor was overpowering and ruined the chicken. He said it was possibly the first inedible thing I’ve made since we have been married (either I’m a decent cook, or my hub’s is the least pickiest eater I know).
When I weighed in this morning I was 263.2. That is +1.4, and let me tell you that I’m surprised its only that. No excuses, and no feeling bad for myself. None of that will help me get back on track for next week so it’s neither here nor there.
Appropriately so, the Weight Watchers meeting this week was on Re-Getting Started. It was just what the Dr. ordered to help motivate me for this upcoming week. We started off the meeting by taking a quiz to see which area’s of the program need to be brushed up. What do you think mine was? Tracking. Yup, that stupid tracking thing has tripped me up once again, and apparently someone needs to tattoo it to my forehead so I remember how important it is. My problem is I eat a lot of the same foods so I know exactly how much I’m eating. The only problem with that is when I don’t eat the same foods I try to guesstimate how many points there were. It seems I am way off. Also, I need to ease up on the fruit some days. I am annoyed with the whole fruit and veggie portion of Weight Watchers Points+. How do you make something 0 points+, but then say stop at 5 servings. If its zero points, it’s zero points. I understand that they want people picking a banana over chocolate as a snack, but how on earth can you say that an entire banana is zero points when it is one of the highest calorie fruits? I know the answers of why it is what it is, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I’m trying to use fruit and veggies as hunger warder offers, and not eat a whole plate of fruit just cause they say its 0 points+.
Okay, so now that I have gone off on Weight Watchers let me just say that I still love you WW and its ok that we don’t see eye to eye on everything. Let’s still be friends, k? K. So this week its back on track (with the key word of being track). Can I ask any of you readers a favor? If you follow me on Facebook maybe send me a message every now and again asking if I tracked. Then I will be able to use the excuse that it was your fault for not getting after me. Just kidding. I would never do that to you (at least not this week).
Do you count calories or keep a food journal? How does it work for you?
Anyone out there doing WW that is with me on the whole 0 points+ for fruit?