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And Then I Got on the Scale: Week Four

I tried so hard to be good this week, I really did. I planned and executed well-balanced dinners, I ate fiber and protein laden breakfasts. But lunch? No, I was terrible at lunch this week. I think I packed lunch twice, and once was only because our lovely friends who made us dinner on Sunday night sent us home with leftovers…so that wasn’t even me that time. The other days, I was either working through lunch, or dependent on Papa John’s pepperoni pizza left over from work events, eaten (of course) in a 7 minute window of time between events and appointments. I allowed myself a few indulgences: dill pickle chips (rationed out over two days, of course), tiny brie wheels with two squares of Chocolove orange peel 55% dark chocolate, wine, wine, wine….

I was even active-ish this week. Instead of bussing or shuttling to work every day this week, two days I bussed part of the way and walked about a mile the rest of the way. One of my routes takes me through a beautiful residential neighborhood, and the other, along a main road through the University’s main campus. I should honestly do that more often: some exercise–however minimal–done before I even step foot in the office. I can do it in my work clothes with my makeup on, and then finish the day by walking home from a further-away bus stop.

So that led me to Thursday night, the night before weigh in. Healthy dinner? check. A little indulgent snack to tide me over? Check. Sensible amounts of white wine? Check check check. But there was beer. Really heavy dark beer, that I simply had to try. Usually not a problem, but the night before weigh in? That’s like scarfing down a loaf of heavy bread. Great plan.

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This week, I lost 1 lb, for a total loss of 4.4lbs.

I guess it was fine! Staying on the right track, allowing the indulgences, and a beer, and I can do this. Bam.

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And Then I Got on the Scale: Week Three

You’ll remember that I’ve started up with WW again (….round 4!) and I’ll be sharing my weigh in day results here on Fridays. Last week, I passed on sharing. It was ugly, but I know exactly why. So I buckled down and behaved and was hoping hard that I had undone some of last week’s damage. Last week’s gain can be attributed to some huge meals in, our anniversary dinner out (a 20 course tasting menu at Jaleo…amazing), and some moments of weakness with a Jucy Lucy and my GrubHub app. And pumpkin beer. That happened.

This week, I stayed within (or super close to) my daily points allotment everyday, going over only by 3 or 4 if at all. I earned a few activity points, but not enough to make a difference. I focused on portion control and consuming a ton of non-pumpkin beer liquids…and I was still nervous about the scale this morning. I exhaled deeply a few times before getting on the scale, as if the extra AIR in my lungs might weigh me down (….it was early, my coffee hadn’t kicked in). With Aggie curled up, half asleep, on the bathroom tile next to the scale, I stepped on.

Aggie gave me the side eye, like “Mom, I saw you eat those extra pieces of taleggio when you made risotto, who are you fooling?!”

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This week, I lost 1.8lb, for a total loss of 3.4lbs.

That means that I lost what I had gained during The Week of Gluttony and Pumpkin Beers, plus an extra 0.4lb. I’ll take it!

Looking ahead, I have big dinner plans on Sunday, a likely brinner situation tomorrow for dinner, and some busy days next week at work. Planning, prepping, packing breakfasts and lunches…let’s keep going.

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And Then I Got on the Scale: Weigh In Day

As you read last week, I started up on Weight Watchers for a fourth time (!). Every Friday–my weigh in day–I’ll share where I stand. Did I lose or gain, and how much? Last week, it was 2 pounds–mostly water, I’m sure–but could I keep it up this week? I mean, I drank all the wine, had pork, fish tacos, bacon-and-cheese wrapped hot dogs, bratwurst, what feels like a pound of brie and chocolate, and a big ole bowl of Ben and Jerry’s with cookies crumbled on top.

How could I possibly do well eating this stuff?

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This week, I lost 1lb, for a total loss of 3lbs.

That’s what I love about Weight Watchers. I could eat all that, yeah, but I was just more aware of how much I was eating, when I was eating, and how it all balanced out. By tracking it, I was able to keep myself honest and make better choices. Not hard at all.

This week has it’s own set of challenges ahead (namely a BBQ brunch and a leg of lamb for dinner tomorrow), so find out next week how I do.

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