Friday, November 21, 2008

A Gain? WTF!?

For the past 4 weigh-ins I've stayed the same 183.2, 183.2, 183.0 and this week it was 183.6. Double Wammy, not only did I stay at 183.something I had a gain! WTF?! I did pretty good with my points and my water. This is frustrating.

But I'm not going to give up. The Holiday Challenge just started and I refuse to give up. I got journaling down, water down... now my focus is going to be exercising and following the guide for healthy living... getting enough fruits/oils/proteins everyday.

I'm changing up my breakfast... everyday I have a Weight Watcher's Shake... this week I'm going to have real food for breakfast and have the shake (required dairy) some other time in the day.

Yesterday, I got all my water in, 2 fruits and both oils. No dairy.

Today I'm going to do even better... I'm going to have more fruits and vegetables. Today, I've had a cup of carrots so far... that's 1 down and 4 more to go.

Next week, due to the holiday - I'm not going to be able to weigh-in until the day after Thanksgiving... F^$* that! I'm not going to weigh-in the day after I'm most-likely to use a lot, if not all of my flex points... hell no! I've already had a big blow to my self-esteem by having my first gain this week... I don't need a 2nd blow the following week. So I'm waiting until December 4th to weigh-in.

These two weeks I'm going to work on getting more workouts in and eating more veggies/fruits and also getting my needed oils in. I think I'm going to go back and read my Weight Watchers Book 1 - Week 1 handout again.

This week I need to sit down and get busy writing out my Thanksgiving Menu... I've decided to get totally Weight Watchery on Thanksgiving... offering my family a healthier/lighter meal. I don't think my mother's crazy about the idea... and neither is Vi... but so what. I'm not trying to get crazy over the holidays and I'm the one that's going to be busting my butt in the kitchen doing all the cooking.

Well, that's my rant for the day... I might be posting some healthy, points-friendly Thanksgiving recipes tomorrow and early next week.

Happy Losing...


The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

It sounds like you may have hit the dreaded plateau - it comes to us all and can drive you absolutely insane like nothing else. Years ago I lost 110 pounds and hit a plateau that lasted for 3 months. Nothing worked to budge it, and all you can do is just keep at it, stay on program and eventually it will move. It happens because your metabolism gets used to the new way of doing things and kind of gets comfy with it all.

Rosie said...

I think I have too... so I've added exercise to it... I'm aiming to get 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week for now. Hopefully that'll shake it.