Finally....finally....FINALLY I broke past my 10 lbs of weight lost. I had been hovering, going up a .5 lb and down 1 lbs for about 3 weeks. It was really frustrating me. Truthfully, it wasn't that the system wasn't working, it was that I (that is bolded, underlined and italicized just so everyone can see how much blame I'm accepting here) wasn't working. I knew how to do this, but I couldn't seem to keep it together with all the traveling, the holidays and the festivals in town.
And when I say festival, I mean a week long onslaught of over 500,000 tourist we fondly call "Fudgies" (because they always buy fudge) swooping into town and turning it into a high traffic Chicago neighborhood overnight. It really is quite something. And when I say festival, I really mean festival food. Like cherry pie, corn dogs, ice cream and elephant ears the size of a pizza! I'm not kidding, THE SIZE OF A PIZZA!
You try walking around holding onto freshly friend doughy goodness covered with cinnamon and sugar without taking little bites here and there. So yes, I partook of elephant ears on two occasions, but I took note of it and wrote it down.
In WW you have to count everything and so I did eat that stuff but I wrote it down. And this week I lost 2 lbs. The biggest thing I did, which I haven't at all been diligent about, is I've written down everything that went into my mouth. Now, aside from that day I did this:
Taken from my journal
Dinner: Chicken Fajitas
3 corn tortillas
Rice and Beans
1 small piece of Cheese Cake
Big fat guess of 30? All my weekly points? No clue, but it's ok, I will run tomorrow.
I did very well. I had my one pig out day, but it was actually the night after I weighed in and the rest of the week looked more like this.
1/2 English muffin
Morning Star Veggie Sausage
Roll up: Flat-out bread with Hummus (did you know I eat my weight in hummus every week?), lettuce carrots and thin slice turkey meat
100 cal pack of Popcorn (helps fill me up)
BBQ Chicken Leg (big one)
Salad with croutons and Light Ranch Dressing
Weight Watchers Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sundae. These are really yummy.
Not that you wanted my menu. But really, truly, I get it finally! I know writing it down was important, but I'm laaaaaaaaaaaazy (can you hear the whine there?). But writing it down made me loose 2 lbs this week and now I'm down 11.4 and plan to be much more deliberate about my weight loss experience. Writing it down made me stop guessing and keeping track in my head and caused me to make choices to skip dessert or to put back part of a serving of something so I could have dessert lol.
And most importantly, its not about deprivation, its all about planning. Who else is working on weight loss? It seems me and Jane are on the same Weight Watchers schedule. She lost this week too :).