Today was weigh-in day at my Weight Watchers meeting. I really, really, really, really…okay, I think you get the picture…DID NOT want to weigh in. But I did.
I wish I hadn’t. But I know it’s the only way I can stay accountable. I had my biggest gain today in about 12 weeks. My goal weight when I started WW was 155 and at my August 12 weigh-in, I reached it. I hit 154.6. Since that time, I have lost and gained and at one point (it was October 28), reached my all-time lowest in more than 16 years – I was an even 148 pounds. Yep, that’s right, 1-4-8. Since then, I have fluctuated up and down .4 here or maybe 1.2 there, but today, I was up 2.2 pounds from last week’s weight of 148.2. So, I am now at 150.4.
I know, it’s not that big of deal, right? But for some reason, it really bothered me. I think because it was all at once. I mean, 2.2 pounds. Yikes. Although, really, I am still under my goal weight, which makes me uber excited. Seriously, I haven’t been this thin – OMG, I actually just said the word thin…wow, that sounded weird – since before my son was born and as many of you know, he is a teenager with a driver’s license and his own car!
I know the gain is completely my fault. This past week, I have been totally lax about my eating, and kind of, about my tracking, too. There may have been more than one occasion where I forgot to log a piece of candy or a handful of Doritos or something else sinful and oh-so-bad-for-me. Now that I think about it, it may have been two or three or, okay, maybe it was five or six times I didn’t log the food I was shoveling into my mouth. Why? As my son always says when I ask him a question, "I don’t know." I guess it was laziness or it could have been my attitude. I simply didn’t feel like it or didn’t care for some unknown reason.
Thankfully, though, I haven’t been lazy about exercising. I probably would have had a much bigger gain had I not exercised so faithfully. And that is because of Tina, my new workout buddy! Thanks, Tina. Glad we have each other to rely on. Tina and I meet at 6:30 a.m. at my house on Mondays and Fridays and at 5:30 p.m. at her house on Wednesdays. We both do other exercising on the other days, as well. We have been having a blast.
Well, today is the start of a new week for me. And I am jumping back up on that horse and takin’ it for one heck of a ride. I hope to have those two pounds off at next week’s weigh-in. Luckily, my good attitude is back and I am ready to log everything that goes down my hatch! Wish me luck.
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