Weekly Weigh In: Reflections

So yay! Another pound gone. It’s a great feeling and I’m pretty pleased with it. Particularly given that I have, yet again, had another fairly off plan weekend.

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For the most part, last week I was really good. I ate all on plan and was really good at tracking everything. And then it was Friday.

Friday, my nemesis. Inevitably it means that I cease paying attention to what I’m eating and lose focus on the plan. Curse  you Friday for being both the end of my work week and the temporary end of my weight loss focus.

This past weekend was, as the weekend before, a lot of fun. I met up with Bestie and we spent Saturday planning our NaNoWriMo and then going to our favorite quasi-Mexican restaurant and had a rather large pitcher of Sangria to share between the two of us. Apparently, Sangria won’t really kill me point wise, I figured I had about 4 4-oz glasses, which is around 13 points. So I can’t really complain about that.

But it was the tacos that did me in. I didn’t even track that. Nor did I track the fro-yo we had later or the procescco we had while watching Doctor Who.

Sunday day wasn’t a whole lot better. I made almond milk french toast with some left over bread. I then at lunch had a pb&j on Arnolds sandwich thins and fruit, all in all it wasn’t that bad. Until Dinner.

My family, if I haven’t mentioned this in the past, is a pizza family. My sister enjoys pointing that out to us. We like to make pizza at home to the point where we have two pizza stones for the oven and one for the charcoal grill outside.

home made pizza

This is a pizza we made on the grill last summer, but it’s fairly representative of our usual pizza events.

Last night, my brother made pizza. And it was so freaking good. He and my father are our pizza gurus and make it all for my mom, sister and I.

When we were younger we had huge pizza parties, where my dad would make pizza for the friends of us kids and it would be a huge thing. Now it’s calmed down to generally just the five of us, but this is something we’ve been doing for years. We’ve kind of gotten it down to a science.

So needless to say, I’m pretty pleased I actually lost a pound after this past weekend.

On WeighWatchers.com I created a challenge group, called Pre-Holiday Kick Off, where I’m challenging myself (and others) to lose 10 pounds by November 26. It’s a challenge for sure, but I think that if I really pay attention to it and get better at not over doing it over the weekend, I can make it work.

That said, I know that the next few weeks are going to be weekend heavy, so I need to start planning on how to handle that. This coming weekend is my college’s homecoming. Which I’m really excited about cause I’ll get to see a lot of people, but means that it’s a beer heavy weekend and more dense foods.

But, it’s a 3+ hour drive there and back so I’m pretty sure that will keep me from drinking too heavily, particularly because I’ll be driving during the day from the college to my friend’s house.

I might get back into wearing my Active Link this week see how that goes. It’s a $5 monthly charge, but given that I already own it and its a decent way to keep me active I might as well start using it again. Plus, it puts the activity points direct into my WW account and means I don’t have to calculate stuff like that.

So, that’s the end of last week and some plans for this. Here’s hoping it’s a nicer number next week.

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Well, I’m down, which is something

Last week started off pretty miserably with the 3 pound gain, and I kind of just let myself go after that. I was in a bad place pretty much all week and it culminated in a lot of beer and carbs over this past weekend. Not to mention the continued influx of snow and I cancelled all my barre classes and was generally sedentary all week. I also just ignored the whole tracking thing.

I didn’t even blog last week. For which I’m sorry about. I shouldn’t just give up on everything the way I did but I was so not in a good place.

But I lost nearly everything I gained, I’m down 2.5 this morning which makes me feel better. That and I finally remembered my password for this site which I just completely spaced on.

With this past weekend, I was totally sure that I’d maybe not gain, but I was sure I wouldn’t loose. I went to PA to visit my friends and this visit usually involves drinking and food. Which we did! And the beer was excellent and the food was also. We had Korean barbecue Friday night, something I’ve never had before and it was really very good.

Boneless shortribs and various kimchi and veg.

Boneless shortribs and various kimchi and veg.

And then the beer.

A beer sampler!

A beer sampler!

Ultimately, I guess I didn’t eat as much as I thought. I was pretty sure that I had, but I guess not. I’m going to get back on track this week and pay better attention to everything. I’m going to get back into exercising.

I’m hopeful for the week.

Well Count Me Frustrated

So I won my mini challenge, I tracked every day, but I gained three pounds. Which is immensely irritating as I exercised quite a lot this past week and thought I ate fairly well.

Though, if I’m being totally honest I wasn’t exactly on plan this week regardless of tracking, but I thought I’d eaten well enough for it not to matter as much as it did.

For sure, my family’s Super Bowl party didn’t help.

Part of our Super Bowl Spread

Part of our Super Bowl Spread

But honestly, I don’t think I ate badly this week. And when I did, I ate lighter the next few days. I’m just frustrated because this doesn’t seem to be working at the moment. I’m not losing but I’m exercising.

I’m at a loss of where to go from here, because I’m clearly doing something wrong. I donno. I mostly just want to go cry in a corner and not do anything.

The morning has barely started and I already want to crawl back into bed.

I hate today

It’s just past 10 a.m. and I already  hate today for several reasons:

  • the weather is beyond gross
  • I gained a pound
  • I’m at a mandatory company meeting
  • traffic was miserable
  • the exercise I did this morning has left me extremely sore

and

  • I GAINED ANOTHER EFFING POUND
Via tim-karan.com/

Via tim-karan.com/

I hate today so much already and I’m not sure how it’s going to get much better.

I can only come up with things that aren’t going to make today happy.

My company tends to get pizza or fat/carb heavy sandwiches for lunch at meetings and given that I’ve gained a pound this week, I’m pretty sure that pizza is not in my best interests.

This is a problem for me. I hate the whole time of being at my company’s main office, because it inevitably turns into a time of binge eating for me later in the day. I’m not happy being at this office because generally, bad things are announced at this office and nothing has been said today that changes that for me.

I exercised this morning and it was only 25 minutes, but I may have over done it because my arms and legs simply do not want to function for me. So movement is weird and stilted.

But then on top of that I had to sit in an hour and a half worth of traffic to get to the stupid meeting. Because for some reason people forget how to drive in the rain, not to mention it was the left over rush hour traffic.

On top of everything else, I’m really not sure how I gained a pound. I was being really good last week, or at least I thought I had been. So its just irritating to get on a scale in the morning and find out that I’ve gained a pound.

I’m frustrated and tired and amazingly annoyed with my life at the moment and I’m not feeling like I’m doing well in any version of my life – personal, work and weight loss.

It’s exhausting to me and I’m just having a hard time of it.

But it’s a new week and a new move forward, so here’s hoping.

Not a great weigh in…

I should have expected this, I really should have, and I did to a point, but I gained three pounds over the last week. I’m not entirely shocked by this, but I was still hoping for a lower number.

I did not track or eat very well last week. So, like I said. I’m not surprised I gained at all I just hate it. I was hoping that it wouldn’t be so bad.

Now I’m just whinging and its not attractive. I just need to get back on plan and on tracking. It’s a new day and I can’t look back at the food I ate and complain about it. I ate it and I gained. I now need to move on and take back control of the food and eating.

not my photo

not my photo