January Challenge, Day 23

January 24, 2015

This blog post is all over the place. In short, I worked hard this week to count points, exercise, drink water and basically, follow all of the rules. When I weighed at home Thursday morning, the scale reflected exactly what I thought it should. When I woke up Friday morning, I didn’t have that lighter feeling that I did on Thursday. When I weighed at my meeting, the scale has me up one pound from last week. This had been my pattern for five years now, so I have no idea why this surprises me, but it does.

 

Below is the long version of the paragraph that you just read.

I’ve been reading labels, counting points and going to WW meetings for over five years now. I know when I’ve had a good day and a good week in my Weight Watcher World. When I wake up in the morning, and I take those first few steps when I get out of bed, and I literally feel lighter, I feel very accomplished on my journey to the healthiest me that I can be. I try to pay attention to my salt intake and get plenty of water in on Thursday, since I weigh in on Friday morning, but sometimes I forget.

When I got out of bed on Friday morning, I didn’t have that lighter feeling that I’d had all week. Thursday morning, the scale reflected exactly what I thought it should be reflecting, and I was really pleased. I really don’t know why Friday morning was different. I know that I have had a really healthy week. I know that I have had a really healthy month! It just seems to take a lot for the weight to come off of my body. It always has.

Week one of January, I lost nothing. Week two of January, I lost 3.2 pounds. Week three of January, I’m up one pound. I’ve eaten pretty much the same foods for the past three weeks and I’m following all of the rules of good health.

Obviously I’m a little bummed, but I have a good feeling that the scale will be my friend again by my meeting next Friday.

I will not be deterred.

After going to Weight Watchers, I was meeting a friend at the movies and I hadn’t had any breakfast, so I went to the grocery store for a few healthy snacks to sneak into the movie theatre. I’m such a rebel.

Our evenings have been very quiet and lacking big time in any kind of social activities. I hope I’m not avoiding people on purpose so I don’t drink! I have a feeling though that I haven’t been seeking out anything to do for just that reason.

We spent our Friday night in PJ’s before 8:00 pm, and cuddled up on the couch watching a movie. I had consumed all of the food that I ate by 4:00 yesterday, so I made Mike dinner and I had hot tea while he ate his Turkey Burger and Green Beans. I wasn’t hungry at dinnertime, but I did eat a really odd variety of foods yesterday.

I thought about opening a bottle of wine for a good 30 minutes last night, and then I never did. 

We are going on a date night tonight. I think we have only gone out to dinner TWO times this entire month! We need a night out, so I’m looking forward to it. I’m up for the challenge of finding something tasty on the menu that fits into my January plan, and skipping the alcohol. (If that scale doesn’t cooperate with me next Friday though, I’m going to punch something!)

 
For the month of January, I am not eating the following items.
 
(I’ve now had three nonfat lattes for the month, but no other dairy)
 
Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
Yesterday was one of the first days that I was really struggling with some cravings. I wanted a Taco Salad with Cheese and Sour Cream! I wanted Cheese and Crackers! I wanted a PIZZA and I wanted a DRINK!!
 
Instead…..I ate the following.
 

Breakfast

Un-Pictured Nonfat Latte

1 Bag Apple Chips

2 Serving Cocoa Dusted Cashews

Fruit

17 PPV

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Lunch

Romaine with shredded Carrots 

Taco Meat with Black Beans, 1/4 Avocado 

8 PPV

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Dinner (at 4:00 pm!)

Gluten Free Toast with 1 T. Almond Butter Sliced Strawberries

7 PPV

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Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = Snacks at the movies….(17)

Lunch =  Salad (8)

Dinner = Almond Butter Toast (7)

Total = 32

Exercise = Rest Day

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 72

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 43

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

  1. I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
  2. I will go no more than two days in a row without some sort of exercise. (unless I’m sick)
  3. I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what. I’ll track if I eat 26 points, I’ll track if I eat 76 points.
  4. I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s

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6 responses to January Challenge, Day 23

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Hi Lynn!

    I hear from people all the time that say they go through the exact same thing! It’s a good reminder for me that I am not alone. You are not along in this either!

    I’ve said for a long time that i would never quit WW, and I’m sticking with that!

    We’ve got this healthy living thing!!

    Have a Happy and Healthy Day!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Nancy,

    You are so right, and thank you for reminding me. Eating healthy, no matter what the scale says, is making us healthier and happier!

    Thanks for you support and your comments are always appreciated!

    Have a Happy and Healthy Week!

    Julie

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I sure hope so!

    Thanks Nanci-jean! You are super sweet!

    Love and Hugs to you too!

  4. Nanci-jean Franks January 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I have a good feeling that the scale will tell you what you want to hear next Friday. Women’s bodies have so many hormones floating around just waiting to wreak havoc lol!! It could be any thing that caused that gain…even missing the water that you usually drink. Good luck, you’re doing great!! You are such an inspiration to me!! Love and hugs ❤️

  5. I was up 2 pounds today.
    My doctor says it is so much harder to lose weight after 50 and we should decease our daily calories a little every 5 years or so because of aging but I bet that is not true if you are truly active like you were when you were younger–and you are so active!!
    I see this as an incredibly hard thing to do in the foodie world we live in.
    BUT at the end of 2015 we’ll be so much happier we ate healthy all year no matter what the scale says–that’s what I keep telling myself.
    Have a great evening and weekend.

  6. Thanks so much for this post! This is me all the way! And other times I would have given up but not this time! If you can do it so can I.