No huge losses to report (which is why I didn’t post last week). In fact, I’m showing a gain today. Sigh. It could be that coconut pie and real Susie Qs I had Sat. night in Joplin… But I’ve been very good and on plan since. I actually “felt” thinner today…until I stepped on the scale.
That’s the pitfall of daily weighing. The scale can change our perception of how we look, even though we feel better, stronger, thinner. I’m determined not to let that one pound gain affect me. We had a great time Sat. night and I immediately got back on the horse with my plan. I didn’t eat ALL my food that night — just until I was comfortable.
I haven’t really tried any new foods lately. I’ve been trying to keep a meal plan and shopping accordingly. This time of year we love chili, ham & beans, stew, chicken & noodles, etc. so that’s what I’ve been making. Of course I choose very lean hamburger when applicable. I’m also using lots of fresh garlic, onions, and coconut oil to combat fall colds. I don’t know that it’s helping exactly, but we haven’t had any colds either! *knocks on wood*
I say this to illustrate why Weight Watchers has worked so well for me. I’m eating normal food my family eats too, our favorites! Without guilt. Sure, there are healthy “diet” foods I choose to eat that they won’t touch with a ten foot pole — like Kashi Go Lean cereal and Fage nonfat Greek yogurt — but in general, we eat the same thing. I just make more veggies for myself and make sure I don’t eat more than my single serving.
I’ve already started Thanksgiving preparation for next month (we host That Man’s family, my dad, and my beloved sister). I’ve got 4-6 quarters of frozen homemade chicken broth ready to make stuffing and noodles. I’ll be watching the circulars over the next few weeks to see when turkeys first go on sale. I might buy two and freeze one — we all love turkey, but hardly ever eat it.
I’m still failing in the exercise department. Grrr. I’m taking the entire week off next week from the Evil Day Job (for NaNoWriMo, if I officially join), but I’m determined to use those days to establish a work out routine that I can stick with once I return to work.
Anyway, a long-winded post to say that I’m still hovering around 55 pounds lost for the year. One pound away from a new decade on the scale — not counting that pesky one that decided to join me today!
1 thought on “RBW Week 17”
The body can be incredibly stubborn when it comes to letting go of those extra pounds. It’s all well and good to tell someone it’s a survival tactic honed from bygone centuries when food was scarce and the body had to store calories as long as possible, but as they say, “The times, they are a-changin”. Stupid metabolism! Catch up to the modern world, darn it!