Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Ups and Downs of Weight Loss

It's funny how weight loss is allot like life.  Full of many ups and downs when we would like to see things stay steady and consistent (at least I do). 

Yesterday was my official weigh day and the scale said +1.4lbs.  Tonight I went to my weight watchers meeting and the scale of course said +1.4lbs.  I was asked if I was expecting that and I said yes  - but inside I was saying: Really????? How is it one works there ass off and they gain 1.4lbs in a week?  Did I really eat too many calories?. 

I must say that's one of the things I don't like about the new Weight Watchers Program.  Fruit is 0 points and I eat 3 - 5 pieces of fruit a day (nothing canned only fresh fruit).  I also eat about 2-3 servings of vegetables a day.   Am I missing something when it comes to logging my food? Am I fooling myself?  I also don't credit myself for the exercise I am doing.  I guess I'm frustrated with the lack of exact calorie/point counting on the new program.  I like things to be an exact science so I can figure out what went wrong so I can fix it.  I love consistency and this is frustrating.  I think I'm going to limit my fruit to no more than 1 banana a day and no more than 4 pieces/servings of fruit.  I'm also going to increase my intake of greens and other veggies low in sugar.  I also need to drink more water ( I only drink allot of water during a workout usually 24 - 32 ounces).  On days that I don't workout I have two cups of coffee and maybe two glasses of water.

I'm not going to let this weight gain derail me.  I've come to far and have worked to damn hard to throw it all away in the name of a pity party.

As with anything there are ups and downs and I guess this is what a down looks like for me.

I will get through this no matter what!! Ugh!

2 comments:

  1. No pity party necessary!!! I think you are on the right track; certain fruits are higher in glucose levels than others..so bananas are really high and spike your blood sugar...apples/pears/kiwi are better choices and have more fiber!! I also think you had bday week last week and that might have contributed?? or am I off a week? anyway, don't give up and don't give in!!! WE can do this, and I need you to stay on track and target!! : ) You have my full support! Mid

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  2. Many hugs of gratitude Mid! Thank you for your kind words and and support. I will try eating a few more apples vs. the bananas (love them). The bday was last week (forgot about that) so perhaps I indulged a little bit more than I planned (I also ate things that were hard to calculated the points for - I estimated a little too low perhaps).

    Thank you for posting and being encouraging!

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