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!

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.


  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!


  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!


  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!


  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. =)


  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!


    1. [..YouTube..] @MsJenny813 hey! 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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