26 Feb

Slowly getting rolling: Weigh-in for February 26, 2013

Current weight: 328.3
Difference from last week: -1.1
Difference this year: -1.9

I have done the WeightWatchers plan many times throughout the years. I always have a hard time with two parts of the program. The first is tracking. I hate to track. I would rather have this done automatically for me. Since no one is going to volunteer to follow me around, keeping track of what I eat, I have to do it. It’s annoying and tedious, which are two of my least favorite adjectives. I am going to resist anything that has both qualities.

I am doing better on that this time around. I give the credit to the new WeightWatchers 360 program, and its now-functional Android app. It is surprisingly easy to keep track of what I am eating since I always have my cell phone with me. Literally. Even when I sleep, my phone is by my side. This ubiquity ensures that I have a quick, easy method to track. So far, I’ve been doing well with it.

My other problem follow WW is constantly feeling like I can’t have my favorite foods. Somehow, it never seems to click in my head that, as long as I have enough daily or weekly Points to account for the food, it’s fine. No need to make myself feel deprived.

But Activity points. Don’t talk to me about Activity this week. Maybe next. ­čÖé

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19 Feb

Two major bad days… (Weigh-in for February 19, 2013)

Funny Smile You Are Losing Weight Fitness Cent...

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Current weight: 329.4
Difference from last week: -0.8
Difference this year: -0.8*

First off, I know that the expectation of the first week on the Plan for WeightWatchers is to have a major weight loss. The first week is when you drink a ton of water, you’re super-honest when it comes to tracking, your food choices are great as you are learning what you should and shouldn’t eat. To steal a phrase from The Biggest Loser, we expect to pop a big number.

I didn’t.

However, I am not depressed about that. I knew that this was coming. I was actually a bit surprised that I lost at all. I had two very bad food days this week. I actually tracked everything I had those days. I was honest with myself, and thanks to tracking what I ate, I knew exactly how badly I had over-eaten, and was able to prepare.

Rum Display

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I had two problem days, and they were big ones. The first was Saturday night. I went to my home town for a going-away party. I tried to save myself ProPoints through the week so I could have some to splurge during the party. During the party, I was trying to make good choices food-wise. And I was mostly succeeding. Until the rum came out.

Rum isn’t the best beverage choice anyway – it’s around 2 Pts per shot (give or take). I ended up having about six shots. Plus a soda to mix it with. 18 points gone right there. The rum wasn’t done with me, though. After having that much alcohol, my inhibitions were lowered – almost non-existent. So when I saw the plate of raspberry cheesecake bars, eating four of them sounded like a great idea. I didn’t even stop to consider the 20 points that I was eating. 20 POINTS!!! In the end, I went over my points limit – including the weekly allowance and activity points – by those 20 points. HOLY F**ING SHIT!!!

I left myself with no room to┬ámaneuver.┬á I needed to have a perfect Sunday and Monday, since I didn’t have any weekly points left. I definitely didn’t need a day when I went over my Points limit by 10. Oopsie!

A week when one goes 34 Points over their total allotment is not going to get the job done. I’ve gotta do better this week! It’d be hard to do worse.

Ugh!

– M

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