Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One of *those* weeks.

Well, after 10 straight weeks of losing, I knew that when I stepped on the scale this week, that would not be the case. I didn't have a bad week, but sometimes you just KNOW. I ate out a couple times, and while I stayed within my points, I didn't eat as healthy as I should have. And because of that, I am retaining some serious water. The extra sodium, coupled w/my slacking in the H20 department meant a 2.2 pound gain.

We're all going to have our weeks where we gain. Sometimes it's because we were off track... and sometimes our bodies are just saying "hold up there!". I had two weeks that totalled a very big loss... 10 pounds in 2 weeks is NOT natural, so having this 2.2 pound gain slows my progress a little, but it aids me in the whole "healthy weightloss" thing.

I will admit that I had a bad night tonight food-wise. This is the first night since joining WW in August that I've had a night where I let the food control me. I knew I had 35 flex points to use or lose tonight, since my points start over on Wednesdays.... and use them I did. I think it's a horrible excuse for a binge to say "Oh, but I had the points", so I'm certainly not making any excuses. I own up to what I did. We ordered pizza. And eat pizza I did. I believe in indulging responsibly, so I can usually have 2 pieces of thin crust & be totally satisfied. But tonight was another story. We got regular crust, and I hate 3 pieces. And 3 breadsticks. It was a bad decision, and I definately did let my emotions get the better of me. I figured "oh, well you had a gain today, and you have the points, what difference is it going to make?"

So, I'm heading to bed, and tomorrow will be a day full of good decisions. I wouldn't be normal if I didn't face the same setbacks as everyone else. You just gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other, at a slow & steady pace, cuz this journey is going to be one that lasts the rest of my life.

19 comments:

Leslie said...

You have such a great attitude... and you're right, although it would be great to see high loss after high loss, your body has a different agenda and definitely needs to adjust to what it's losing.

I bet you'll see a loss next week :)

Dee said...

You're on the right track Teale, and you know how your body functions by now! That's fantastic! We've all been there and will be there again, when the scale just won't budge the right way. The body is adjusting to our new food intake and exercise and is probably rebelling at times and not cooperating - this was one of those weeks for you. It's only a small gain, nothing to worry about. You'll continue to do well, I have no doubt about it.

Heather said...

you are right, you are human and everyone makes mistakes. Im glad that you realized what you did wrong and that you will just get right on track.

It must be discouraging to gain when you have consistently lost, but you have lost so much weight and it has just melted off you, so that is such a wonderful thing and you should focus on that. Just really push the water. Whenever I go out I increase my water intake by at least 2 more glasses so that I can get rid of that extra sodium.

I know next week you will be down again.

Jennifer said...

I had a really bad week too. I have just let myself go as far as food is concerned. I know I will have a gain this week too. But just like you I have owned up to it and I will be making better decisions today and not let my emotions rule what I eat.

Lynn said...

Hey Teale - don't feel bad about the WI or the Pizza. You are simply human. Pizza is one of my weaknesses.

In regards to the WI, drink up the h20 this week and you will likely have a large loss next WI!

You have an awesome attitude about this whole situation and I know you will meet your goals!

Jan B said...

Keep on with your plan, it's been working so far. Ditch those flex points though, LOL, they are a killer!

Vaughanville Michele said...

Great attitude!

Tiffany said...

Well you indulged in pizza and had a little gain. But you sound like you are in the right frame of mind and will get right back on track. So that is great. Keep it up and you will get to your goal weight.

Scale Junkie said...

The 10 to 12 week mark is so challenging. We all make mistakes, you are human. If losing weight was easy we would all be thin. Just pick yourself up and get back on track today! What makes the difference in long term success is your recovery time in those "human" moments. You can do this, we are all here for you!

HUGS!!!!

Becca said...

You're doing great! This is only my second week with you guys at TFTS...but it seems the support is really good here. Keep up with the good attitude and you WILL reach your goals! Have a GREAT on program week!!

Trisaratops said...

I agree with leslie, you have a great attitude! I'm glad you're not beating yourself up. That is the biggest challenge for me - accepting that sometimes, I make poor choices, and that there are consequences, and it doesn't make me a bad person. Remember too, that you're probably not eating poorly, your body is protecting you from famine by "holding on" to the weight. I've been losing for over a year, and the ups and downs are maddening - but it will come off!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

10 straight weeks of losing is an incredible thing! It can't be too easy or we'd be tempted to gain weight knowing how easy it is to lose, and that wouldn't be good!

Me said...

Good for you fo keeping your thoughts clear about this.

And remember, 4 steps forward, on step back, is still 3 steps forward!

Thea said...

You definitely have the right attitude! Good for you!

Weighing in w/ my .02 said...

I agree with dee, you're right on track and I also agree with you...this week balanced out your other two huge losses nicely. Slow and steady wins the race!

Nancy the Romancechick said...

I'm glad I found this blog. You have a great attitude and know why you did what you did is a great step toward making the right choices next time. This is something I'm learning about in my journey and I'm trying to be more consistent my decisions. Thanks for being an inspiration.

Chubby Chick said...

We all fall off the wagon from time to time, so, yes... this is normal! And your attitude is FANTASTIC... as usual... so this is just a teeny, tiny bump in the road.

I can tell by your attitude that you are in this for the long haul and you are not going to stop until you reach goal. And we have close to the same amount of weight to lose, so I'll be right here with you every step of the way!

I am SO looking forward to the rest of this year! I know we're all going to end it on a good note! :)

Mama Bear June said...

Your attitude is spot on. Next week will be better!
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Donetta said...

Each day begins anew.:)