Need I say more? But seriously, the "hot dog" was skinless Turkey Kielbasa and only 3 pts, but omg, can you say SODIUM? Why did I not think about it? And the night before weigh in! I woke up feeling bloated and knew I wasn't going to be happy. Up .4 lbs. But when I expressed my concern at the meeting a girl who has reached her goal said she NEVER will eat a Lean Cuisine the night before weigh in because the sodium causes her to gain a lb in water weight the next day.
So I am not discouraged. After all, I ate fruit for dinner one day this week!
In this week's meeting people were talking about their concern with having to "eat this way" the rest of their life. I certainly don't plan to diet the rest of my life, but I don't think you need to. If you live feeling deprived, how can that work? I'm a big fan of a controlled week and then well planned managed splurges an specific days. And WW really can work that way, you get your base points and then you have 35 weekly points that you can spread out during the week, or eat all at one time for one beautifully indulgent meal. That is what I like to do. A lady who lost something like 200 lbs, mentioned was that you eat 21 meals every week, if you have a couple mess ups or indulgences you still have plenty to do well on. It just has to be planned.
So even though I gained .4, I am pretty sure it was water weight since I did keep very good track of what I ate...unless it was because I over estimated the points when I ate out, which means I could have eaten way under my points-that would do it too. But I'm sticking with the sodium as the culprit. And so that is why I allowed myself 1 scoop of Cookie Monster Ice Cream (cookie dough and Oreos in vanilla) from the Nations Best Ice Cream (per Good Morning America) www.mooomers.com . It was good and worth my dinner of watermelon the other night.
So, other "dieters" out there. How do you plan to make your changes more a lifestyle change than a "diet" that you grow to resent? Those who have lost, what was the big "ah ha" moment for you? Do tell.