Weigh-in Wednesday

I know, I’m not doing very well keeping up with this. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. So…here are the “results” from the last 3 weeks.

6/2/10: lost 1 lb
6/9/10: gained 0.2 lb
6/16/10: 0.2 lb

Got a bit of a yo-yo going on for the last month or so. I need that yo-yo to drop and not go back up. I do have to say that I was quite relieved to see that number this week. After a weekend of camping and the food that goes with it, I expected to gain more than that.

What did I eat while camping?
Friday: Eggs, hash browns and bacon for breakfast , hobo dinners for supper (hamburger, potatoes, carrots, onion wrapped in foil and put in the fire). I don’t remember what I ate for lunch, but it wasn’t much. I think maybe some fruit and something else.

Saturday: Sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast. Pudgie pie pizza for lunch. Fajitas for supper.

Sunday: Pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Pudgie pie pizza for lunch and DQ for supper on the way home.

As I thought about it later I realized that I did eat what seemed like a lot and not what I would normally eat, especially at breakfast, but I didn’t eat as much as I would have before starting WW. Also, I barely snacked and when I did it was usually fruit. I had a couple snickerdoodles I made a homemade cinnamon roll or two and a few pieces of chocolate. But overall, not many snacks, which I think is what tends to get me in trouble.

THEN…Tuesday night…yes, the night before weigh-in…we had Chinese. Was I asking for a gain or what??? However, I really didn’t eat that much of the entrees on the buffet. I had a small serving of chicken and broccoli, some mushrooms in a sauce (maybe 4-6), 1 stuffed mushroom and 1 rangoon (I could make myself sick on those). NO lo mein noodles and NO chinese donut. I ate a cup of egg drop soup, a bunch of peel and eat shrimp, a couple crab legs and two pieces of sushi. I think that was it. Sounds like tons, but just had small portions of most things besides the shrimp. I was full when we left, but not miserable like I used to get. It felt good to make some better choices. And I felt better overall…the choices I made meant I wasn’t consuming massive amounts of sodium and fried foods. Speaking of fried food…I did have 3 pieces of sweet and sour chicken. Now that I think about it, I wasn’t starving a couple of hours later because I had eaten a bunch of fried and/or starchy stuff that didn’t last.

This week’s meeting focused on tracking. So that’s the goal for this week. I’ve been doing pretty well at tracking, but I would like to track every day and not “forget” things. I also need to work hard to stay within my points for the week. I need to get the scales moving again.

Food tracking

There are so many benefits to tracking food eaten. It can be a pain to do it sometimes, but it really does help. You are able to see what you have eaten and can offer insight to weight loss/gain. I’ve found that it can even help you to refrain from eating something because you don’t want to track it. Tracking allows me to really see when I’ve done better and the difference that can make in weight loss.

All that said, I have not tracked at all since Tues. I think I’m pouting…lol! I’m in this mindset that I’m tired of having to work so hard and spend so much time thinking about this weight loss. I just want it to be, to happen. Obviously, this is not going to just happen. It requires work and dedication and thought. So, if I hop on those scales on Wed. and see I gain I should not be at all surprised.

Here’s the brief rundown since Wednesday’s weigh in. I was STARVING after my meeting (which starts at noon). I normally don’t eat a whole lot before the meeting, but at least something in the morning. I’m not sure why, but I was even more hungry than usual. I went to lunch at Hacienda afterwards. I SCARFED down so many chips and my food. It seemed like all afternoon I just wanted to eat. I got an alfredo meal at Sam’s for supper and garlic bread. I did eat a salad, but a bit more alfredo than I should have. Plus, the other snacks and such throughout the afternoon and evening. Just had the munchies.

Thursday morning is Bible study and there is always goodies there. We did McD’s for lunch for my niece’s birthday and I ate a McDouble and a yogurt parfait and a few of the boys’ fries. Then pizza for supper. And more misc. snacking.

Friday I took a snooze once my oldest got on the bus, so I didn’t eat much til late morning. I did ok, but did go a bit overboard eating Reese’s pieces. Then we had family night at my aunt and uncles. There were sloppy joes and chips and YUMMMMMMYY dip. Again, just mindless eating.

So, back to tracking? Um, yes! Notice what I just said? MINDLESS eating. That’s when I get in trouble. I get tired of thinking about it, but I need to get over it and get used to thinking. I think I DESERVE to eat stuff I shouldn’t. Like I mentioned the other day…I feel like right now it’s almost more of a mental struggle than a physical one. I’m really working on changing how I think about food and feel about it and such.

One last note…all that snacking and “junky” food. I  definitely notice a difference in the way I feel. Time to dig into those fruits and veggies I bought this week and be done with junk.