Saturday, April 19, 2008

for such a bad week...

For such a bad week, I had a great weigh in!

I really didn't think I was going to lose anything. In fact, by Wednesday I was up 3 pounds from last Saturday's WI. I was eating similar foods (not exactly the same, but had the same calories, fat, fiber and protein) and exercising exactly the same. I had no idea what I was doing wrong. So I chalked it up to my wonderful (she says sarcastically) cycle of losing big one week then losing little for the next few weeks. Which, when it comes right down to it, really is a great cycle to be stuck in, you know?

But then along came Thurs morning. I have no idea what I did on Wednesday that was so different than Sun-Tues, but by Thurs morning I was back down to the weight I was last Saturday. Woo Hoo!!

I stayed home Thursday afternoon (remember my wonderful, beautiful Thursday afternoon?) and relaxed but I stayed up until 2pm (Fri morning) to finish reading that book I read Thurs afternoon. So I just knew when I weighed myself Friday morning that I'd be back up. For me, the less sleep I get the more I'll weigh. In fact, I can wake up at 2am and weigh myself and then go back to bed and then weigh myself when I wake up around 6 or 7 and I'll almost always be a half a pound if not a full pound lighter.

Friday morning I was down another pound. Who knows why. Like I said, same thing all week.

Anyway, this morning at WW WI I was down 1.4 pounds. Can't beat that with a stick!

I guess the moral to my story is, forget the day-to-day weigh ins, they'll drive you crazy. Just focus on the weekly WI's. That's all that counts anyway!

One more thing... My mom (check out her blog) had left a great recipe on one my comments last week for some bran muffins and I wanted to leave the recipe here again in case you guys missed it. I just made the recipe this morning and it was wonderful! The mix you make up ahead of time and keep it in your fridge and then just make one or two as you need them because the batter will stay good for 6 weeks in the fridge. Hence the name, 6 Weeks Muffins.

2 Points Each:
"6 Weeks Muffins"

1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup All Bran Cereal (I used Flax Flakes cereal because All Bran's ingredients showed Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup in it - you could probably use your favorite high fiber cereal, so long as the points aren't more than 2 per serving - My Flax Flakes were 2 points for 3/4 cup serving but I only used 1/2 cup in this recipe)
1/4 cup Shortening
(does anyone know a healthy substitute for shortening?)
1/4 cup Splenda (or 3/4 Sugar but then there's more points. I accidentally put 3/4 cup of splenda and it gave them a sweet flavor that was yummy)
1/4 cup egg beaters

1 cup low fat buttermilk (I used whole buttermilk but it added a point to each muffin - it's all I had in the fridge)
1 cup Kellogg's Special K
(if you have trouble going to the potty here is where you add another cup of All Bran Cereal) (I added more Flax Flakes)

1 1/4 cup Self Rising Flour
(I substituted Whole Wheat Pastry Flour)

In a small bowl, pour boiling water over the 1/2 c. bran cereal; set aside.
In a larger bowl, cream together the shortening, Splenda, egg and buttermilk. Add the Special K and mix well. Add flour and mix well. Fold in the water/cereal mixture. Spray Pam into muffin tin or use muffin papers. Fill to 3/4 full.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes (mine took about 25 minutes to cook).
Makes 1 dozen. - 2 points each (unless you use my substitutes, then they're 3 points each)



Cara said...

Woo hoo! Good job!

Candace said...

Hi Cara, Way to go on the loss - you probably just had something higher in sodium at the beginning of the week or something - who knows how the scale works, except that it's a liar sometimes. Thanks for the post on my blog. Regarding making lifetime, the only stipulations are that I must remain at 152 or less, and stay within the healthy weight range. For me, I think it's 128-160 according to WW. You don't actually have to stay within 2 lbs of your goal, but rather less than 2 lbs over. So, at 152.2 I pay. At anything less than 128 I would need a doctor note or they would not allow me to attend. Hope that helps. Becky (Diet Coke & Zingers) actually set her goal at the top of her healthy range and has lost even more since and still wants to lose another 7. Basically, you give yourself wiggle room - otherwise maintenance and lifetime would just be so full of stress. Cheers, Candace