Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This will probably not be the most fascinating weekly check-in ever, but here’s the scoop. This was a week when I chose less Weight Watchers and more “Hakuna Matata”.
What Worked Well Was Not Working Weight Watchers This Week
I was careful and on track for the beginning of the week, which in this case was basically Wednesday and Thursday. My mom came into town on Friday morning and she just left this evening. And she was here? Much fun was had, but oh my word…the eating that was had. Mmmmmm. I kept saying that if she continued to feed us like that our bodies were going to think it was time to start hibernating. I’m sure there was something that she didn’t cook for us, but right now I can’t think of what it would be!
And she doesn’t just cook. She also cleans, organizes, and watches children. I spent basically six days being a helper. I don’t think that I unloaded a dishwasher, I know I didn’t cook a meal, I didn’t do laundry, I did take a few naps…. So I guess maybe she was burning off all those calories that she was cooking, but me…less so (and I don’t care). When was the last time you went for six nights without cooking a meal? Can’t remember? Me either (until now)!
I did try to keep my breakfast and lunch meals fairly under control because I knew dinner would be mighty and delicious and include dessert. I also kept my snacking to pretty minimal. However, the long and short of it all is that I was eating and enjoying it.
I tried not to be a glutton, but I refuse to turn myself into that person who is always saying that they can’t eat something because of their diet. Those people annoy me. I still have some learning to do (and issues to resolve) around ‘treats’ and the kind of food I get when I order out. I’m a far cry from perfect, but I felt comfortable just enjoying my mom’s comfort food and knowing that I could lose the weight again later. Being healthy, getting myself healthy is no this Destination that I’ll arrive at and then be done. It’s really more like the road that I’m walking (have to start exercising still) and sometimes on the road there are detours.
This was my first week that I gained weight. I am +.4 pounds this week. Now, let me apply my twisty-logic to that! .4 is less than half a pound which is not that much, especially considering what I ate. Trust me, .4 pounds was worth it. And it’s better than what I was expecting to gain anyway and so it’s almost the same as not losing anything which is the next best thing to losing weight. Therefore, I almost lost weight this week.
Here’s the extra-good news though which is a little contradictory to the above gaining weight news. I put my jeans on this morning…fresh from the dryer when they would be at their shrinkiest and tightest and most oh-my-est….and DUDE! They were loose on me! They were actually a little baggy around the waist and thigh (where things do not tend to be baggy on me!) and I was so surprised and happy. I think I’m just about ready to go down a pants size. Hooray!
I’ll just keep saying it and maybe it will happen: gotta start exercising. I’m full-scale back on the program starting tomorrow (even though today was the first day of my new week, it fell into my grace period) so I’m going to have to be careful with leftovers. I do want to stay on track though because I’m going to the 3rd Annual Early Trauma and Attachment Meeting in Orlando in just over a week and I’ll also be splurging that weekend. I want to come up with the balance of Normal Routine = Following Weight Watchers and Abnormal Fun Events = Guilt Free Eating of Food or something like that, I’m still working on the equation.
How about you? How’s your health? Do you follow your plan when your life is wonky or do you splurge? Guilt? No guilt?