Over the past four weeks, I have had a gain at the scale every single time I weigh in at my Weight Watchers meetings. This is starting to make me a little crabby. Okay, a lot crabby. The total weight gain has not been huge…it’s been exactly three pounds. But, nonetheless, it is weight gain. Not a loss. Not the same. A gain. G-A-I-N. On November 11, I weighed in at 148.4. Today, December 9, I weighed in at 151.5. AARGGHHH!!!!
I know it’s my fault. I have started to become a little more lax with everything. Mostly with my eating and logging of what I eat. I have missed probably four days of tracking because I either didn’t feel like it or I knew ate too much and didn’t want to figure out the points. I know I haven’t been as rigid as I should be. My exercise has been going fairly well, however, so I am please with that.
As I have looked back over the past four weeks, the one thing that has really changed – and it may sound kind of weird – is that I have been eating more "real" cheese. Meaning, I have been nibbling here and there on cheddar, Havarti and Feta – none of which has been reduced-fat or even fat-free. And, lately when I nosh on it, I haven’t been weighing it, I have only been "eyeing" the size of it and guesstimating the weight, therefore not exactly being truthful when I enter it in my online tracker. Stupid, I know. Obviously, that hasn’t been working for me and so, I better quit doing that. Either I have to eliminate real cheese altogether or start eating healthier-sized portions.
With Weight Watchers, I have so many points each day to work with – it was 24, but I just changed it to 23 – and then I also get 35 points to use throughout the week if I want to. In the past year, I rarely ever use those extra points. Well, in the last month, I think I have used my extra 35 points every week. Do you think there might be a correlation between that and my weight gain? My guess is yes.
So, for the next month, I am going to get back on track and log everything…I mean every, single, solitary, morsel. And, as I stated above, I decreased my daily point total by one point. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but my guess is that it will make a difference. And, I am going to once again cut back on cheese. I know I don’t need it and I know I can live without it. I just happen to love it, that’s all.
If only I loved exercising as much as I love cheese. Hmmm, the possibilities!