After two weeks of travel, a gain, and a loss, I was excited for this past week. I moved my weigh-in day from Wednesday to Friday, so my week was actually nine days long, not seven. I knew I had a few hurdles to get over during the week, but nothing major. I wanted to see a big loss on the scale and to really get my weight loss going after the back and forth weeks thanks to vacation.
The end of last week was pretty good! I tracked my meals, got a great workout in at OrangeTheory on Friday, and went into the weekend feeling more in control of Weight Watchers after my two trips. The weekend was pretty relaxing, but I struggled to keep up with tracking what I was eating in my App. On Saturday we went out for ice cream and on Sunday we had pizza in Baltimore for Father’s Day. It was far from a bad weekend, but when you don’t track, you don’t know how you actually did!
The start of this past work week was good. I went to OrangeTheory on Monday and Wednesday, tracked my SmartPoints Monday and Tuesday, and made great choices. I had prepped a lot of fruits and veggies on Sunday, so making meals was a lot easier.
Wednesday is where things really started to derail. I went to OrangeTheory, made a filling breakfast, which I tracked, and then headed into work. I am in two, two-day trainings this week at work, which means four days of sitting all day and eating the food provided to me. Both Wednesday and Thursday I had the boxed lunch given to us at the training. Each box had a sandwich (roast beef or turkey on a croissant), a small bag of chips, a piece of fruit, a cookie, and a bottle of water. I ate the entire box both days and yesterday fell into the candy trap. Little squares of Hershey’s chocolate on the table is never a good idea what you’re losing energy toward the end of a training day.
My dinners on Wednesday and Thursday were weird. I hadn’t tracked my lunches either day and I had no idea where my SmartPoints stood. That’s one thing about the new program, most foods are so extremely high in Points that I feel like, “Goodness, what’s the point? There is no way what I just ate is even within my daily points range”. It is an excuse, but it’s hard. The new program really pushes you to eat low carb and low sugar, which most meals out are not. Both nights I had leftover stuffed bell peppers (8sp) and hummus and pretzel thins (4sp).
I knew my weekend wasn’t perfect, but I felt confident in how I ate and moved last Wednesday-Friday and Monday-Tuesday. I knew yesterday and Wednesday weren’t perfect, but I still felt like I hadn’t fully derailed. In nine days I had four meals that weren’t tracked and were most likely really high in Points (ice cream, pizza, and the two boxed lunches).
This morning I stepped on the scale and hated seeing 250 again. I moved the scale around the bathroom (I’m not the only one who does this when they’re discouraged right?) and sure enough, I weighed in at 250.8. I gained 1.2 pounds this past week and I won’t lie, I’m bummed. I really want to get away from the 250’s. I really want to see consistent weight loss, even if it’s only a little each week. I really want to get away from the gain, loss, gain, loss routine. Granted, I know a lot of variables go into the weight on a scale and trust me, I’m not beating myself up over this, I just wish the outcome had been different today.
Starting weight: 254 pounds
Week 5 weight: 250.8 pounds
Week 5 results: +1.2 pounds
Total weight loss: 3.2 pounds
I am heading to Baltimore this morning for another two day, all day, training. I am going to eat breakfast here at home before I leave and to avoid the provided breakfast. Lunch and dinner will be served at the event today and then breakfast and lunch will be served tomorrow. I have no idea what will be served, so I am going to try to make healthy choices and not be hard on myself. As of Sunday, I will be home until the end of July. I am excited and motivated to have a successful end of June and month of July.
This week may not have been perfect, but I’m proud of my workouts and for the days I did track. I am going to stay positive and continue to work towards a healthier life. No binges this week and I got some great sleep. Win! Win!