Maybe, I should title this week, Welcome to Reality. (scowl) I still haven’t been feeling great because I can’t shake this head cold and so my eating habits are still a bit off. I don’t think that I’ve been eating poorly, in fact, more days than not last week I didn’t eat all my points. However, I’ve also felt totally exhausted and so I suspect I’m burning about zero calories an hour. Maybe next time I could at least have a fever burn off some calories that way. Kidding. Kidding.
It would be really nice just to zoom through this weight loss adventure without having any off weeks, but really that isn’t likely or helpful. Here’s how I’m (tryin) to look at it. This isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about being in charge of my own life, finding balance, learning new habits, and being a healthy role model for my kids.
And sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes, that’s going to mean simply enjoying my life and the food in front of me without moaning about it being unhealthy/making me fat/whatever. There’s no redeeming value to whining. Do I attribute most of my Not So Much Progress this week to my indulgence from my trip with my sister? Sure. Did I anticipate this happening? Yes. Could I have made different choices during my time away? Indeed. But I didn’t. I just wanted to relax. I chose what I ate. My food doesn’t own me. My weight doesn’t own me. I am A-OK as human being despite what happened with Weight Watchers this week. It’s okay! We’re all okay! It’s a splurge. It’s healthy to splurge! It’s not healthy to live life as a splurge, which is what I was doing before Weight Watchers, but a 30 hour indulgence for a very special trip. 100% cool.
I did exercise twice last week, which is a new record for me. I did the elliptical machine and then I exercised once at home as well. I had actually made an attempt to exercise at home before I left, but with being sick and exhausted I could not garner any enthusiasm for the idea. I’m proud of even those paltry efforts and I feel like my Anti-Exercise Non-Momentum has been broken.
I’m excited to say that I found two new foods at the grocery store that fit into my plan. I bought them yesterday and have tried them both, but I’m going to not say anything more about them until next week when I’ve been able to try them out all week. I will say that one is to address my snacking compulsion and one is a new breakfast food. I will also say, so far, YUM to both of them!
I am doing .02 pounds this week. I find that amusing, I mean, what really is .02 pounds? That is like nothing! I think it could be possible that maybe I was just wearing winter-weight the week before and didn’t actual lose any weight. .02 pounds, give me a break. Really, it’s laughable. It’s okay, have a giggle and meet me back here next week!