Well folks, I was up 1.1lbs at weigh-in for a new total of 161.3lbs and a total loss of 90.3lbs. So this up and down is getting really old, really fast for me. But hey, at least it wasn’t a 3lb gain again. Sigh.
But I’m actually serious about the cheese and crackers – I had a lot of both, and quite a bit that never made it to my tracker. Clearly I can’t do this. I can’t assume I am eating within my points.
The worst part is actually my reaction yesterday. I came to work after weigh-in and proceeded to eat a bunch of cookies around the office. Blah! And then while baking cookies last night for a function I munched on some of the dough. Blah again! Oh sugar…you are so addictive. I do so well without and then once I start, it’s so hard to stop. But let’s be honest here – I wasn’t exactly trying to stop myself either. Well no more cookies at work (we have about 4 boxes currently open left over from events and cookies my co-workers eat).
But let’s also be honest…I didn’t track them until today afternoon. I REALLY didn’t want to track them. It was so frustrating. I was deeply unhappy with myself for having let myself lose control. But let’s be honest for a third time here – it could have, and has been, much worse. I went over my daily points by 5. So not that much in the greater scheme of things, and not that much that I can’t get my week back. I do have an event on Saturday I have to be ready for. I won’t be able to track as I go, well maybe I’ll take photos with my phone so I can track afterwards.
This gain definitely hit me where it hurts, the ego. I was actually hoping for a small loss. Wasn’t expecting a big one, but the gain through me for a loop. I had run 4 times this week and thought that would help. But alas.
This was also a long weekend in Canada, Victoria Day, which tends to mark the unofficial start of summer. It’s usually the weekend the BBQs get dusted off, and a friend and I did just that! Here is the BBQ getting fired up:
My strategy for eating with the BBQ was to only cook as much as we could eat. We grilled three tandoori chicken breasts – 2 for him and 1 for me, some red and green peppers, and asparagus. (And a couple papadums we made on the stove!) Along with a couple (fine, exactly 2) gin & tonics it worked out very well (and was not responsible for my gain this week). Delicious food:
I plan to be more on track this week and write down EVERY SINGLE bite. Weight loss is mostly about what you eat, so I can’t let that fall off by the wayside. Nope. Not an option.
Hope everyone is having a good week. And tell me, have you broken out the BBQ yet? What are your BBQ strategies for not overeating?