I’m still up nearly 2 pounds from my low weight, although I am heading back in the right direction this week with a .24% loss.
It’s incredibly frustrating. In the past, this kind of “unfair” gain would have derailed me. If I’m dieting and following my plan, I “deserve” a loss. Right?
Wrong. Well, yeah, sure, I’d love a loss. But a woman’s body can be just as fickle as the scale. I’m eating the right things and making good choices, but there’s more I could be doing. I need to return to my exercise program. Excuses, like getting the monsters back to school, making up some time during the day for work (because I have to pick Princess up everyday since we don’t have bus service this year) instead of working out, Revision Xibalba instead of working out…
I have to make exercise a priority or it won’t happen. So that is my number one goal this week: return to exercise in some shape or form. Find the time, plan the time, and do it.
I can’t allow lack of progress on the scale to derail me. Someone said on the WW forums the other day: Just because you trip on one step doesn’t mean you throw yourself headlong down the stairs. I’m only going to succeed long term if I learn how to deal with these scale droughts. It’s just a number. A meaningless number. If I’m eating healthy and moving my body, then I just have to be patient.
A new food I’ve eaten this week is a quick and easy sort of “peach crumble” that’s really healthy. Peaches are in full season here and readily available. I dice up a nice peach or two (if they’re small) in a bowl (no need to peel unless you don’t like the skin), sprinkle with a little Splenda and cinnamon (or nutmeg), and microwave for about 60 seconds. If I need to get a healthy oil in to meet the WW guidelines, I add a little coconut oil to the warm fruit. Then I sprinkle old-fashioned oats on top (1/4 c = 2 pts), stir, and optionally heat a few more seconds. It’s not quite as decadent as real peach crumble but it’s very good, warm and sweet and fruity.
Aside: WW doesn’t really count coconut oil for the healthy guideline – the oil should be pourable. But coconut oil is my go-to miracle cure for all sorts of things. It’s anti-microbal and anti-viral! (When I got a painful split in the corner of my mouth, I tried everything to heal it and it just got worse and worse. Started putting coconut oil on it twice a day and it healed in a few days.) Plus it tastes great and is very, very satisfying. I decided to count it for myself as a healthy oil but I only use it at most once a day. Really more like 2-3 times a week.