Shocker at the scale

I had my weigh-in this morning at Weight Watchers. I wasn’t nervous, scared, apprehensive or anything else. I reached my goal last Wednesday and was pretty happy with this past week. I expected that the numbers weren’t going to budge much either way. I ate semi-normal. I actually exercised a little more. But, I got one helluva shock when I stepped on the scale.

I was up a little more than three pounds. I stepped off the scale and tried it again. Yep, same reading. My weight climbed 3.4 pounds. What? Are you kidding me? What the hell happened?

At first, I was pissed. And I mean pissed. Not even disappointed. Not sad. P-I-S-S-E-D!

I talked with the lady who weighed me in to find out what I did wrong or what I didn’t do right. We talked about how now that I am in maintenance mode, my daily points allowance jumped up by four. She said that for the next six weeks, I have to "play with my points" to figure out what works. Obviously having four more points a day doesn’t work. So, we decided to dial it back a little. 

We also discussed that it’s close to "that time of the month" and that could make a difference, as well. The more we talked, the better I was feeling. That is what I love about Weight Watchers. No matter how crappy I might feel, I always leave in a much better mood.

During the meeting, I also discovered another reason why I might have had such an increase. (By the way, this is the biggest increase since I started WW back in November of 2008.) I am a faithful food tracker. What goes in my mouth gets logged in my online food tracker. Seriously. I even log chocolate and wine and chips and ice cream!

Well, for three days straight, I didn’t log a morsel. Remember, I was at my sister’s cabin in Wisconsin and had no internet connection. I thought I did really well. Apparently, I overestimated. And I guess tracking does really work. 

Leaving my meeting, I was no longer pissed. I was determined. I wasn’t mad at myself or beating myself up because I had gained. I didn’t want to run out and eat a Whopper and large fry and forget everything I have worked so hard at. I am committed to this journey and I will be damned if I have a gain like that again. I am going to work harder this next week and make sure that next week, I have a decrease at the scale.

And I may have a McDonald’s ice cream cone just to get over what little pain may be left! But I will ride my bike there and back to get it!

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9 thoughts on “Shocker at the scale

  1. Hola Celeste, I thought your choice of words to be quite colorful and descriptive! I bet it was mostly water weight and you’ll shed it soon.

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  2. Nobody cares if you use colorful language. It sure describes what many of us have gone through. Hang in there! I’m struggling right now with lifetime maintenance. You go girl!

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  3. I know how you feel. I gained 2 pounds back over my vacation after I had just got to my 10 pound mark. But then, I got back on program and lost the same 2 pounds again this week. You can do it!

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  4. I know how you feel. I gained 2 pounds back over my vacation after I had just got to my 10 pound mark. But then, I got back on program and lost the same 2 pounds again this week. You can do it!

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  5. I LOVE your blog! I read it often. Just a side note… I know EXACTLY which corn dogs you are talking about AND if you haven’t eaten anything that greasy since November… stick close to the facilities… it won’t be in there long. =)

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  6. Every time I increased my exercise, I gained too. It’s better in the long run to put on a little muscle, but it can be frustrating the week you start to see the scale go up. Don’t give up!

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    1. [..YouTube..] @MsJenny813 hey! Thanks..you can always join us at the Youtube Weight Loss Community on Facebook if you haven’t alrdaey let me know when you set up your page so I can support you!.

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