Saturday, May 3, 2008

the ups and downs of weight loss...

Well, I don't know how it happened but somehow I dropped 2.5 pounds in ONE day, yesterday. I don't know what's up with that. I ate normal food, high fiber, high protein, low fat, low sugar, high dairy, etc., like I always do. I was up, like I mentioned before, a few pounds throughout the week. I had gained 8/10 of a pound last Sat and on top of that, I was up, at one point this past week, 8 pounds. Holy Cow!! But each day a pound would come off and then yesterday 2.5 pounds came off. Was really weird because I didn't do anything to bring on the huge weight gain. Okay, I splurged last Sunday night and had Outback's creamy onion soup and cheese cake for dessert. But I've cheated much worse than that before and never gained 8 frikin' pounds!

But it all came off and then 8/10's more. At WI today, I was down 8/10 from last week. So now the last two weeks are a wash. I gained 8/10 last week and lost 8/10 this week. Don't you hate that. It's like I sacrificed my butt off for two whole weeks for nothing.

I'm 1.8 pounds away from a total loss of 80 lbs. Would be nice if I could drop 1.8 this week and hit my 80 pound goal for next WI because next week will be the "official" anniversary date for me doing this for one full year without missing one WW meeting. Perfect attendance!

I say "official" because today I filled up my 2nd WI booklet and there are 26 weeks in each booklet so two booklets would be 52 weeks--which is one year. BUT we started WW on May 12th of 2007. Next Sat will be the 10th, so that's closer to the "official" one year anniversary.

All that aside, what's the exciting part isn't that I've been doing this for a year, but that I haven't missed one week at WW. That's a feat in, and of, itself, you know.

Oh, and I didn't exercise very much at all this week. I only did the c25k thing once. I didn't get to walk with the girls, either. Starting next week, though, we're going to the gym to start weight training. I'll do the cardio in the mornings, still doing the c25k and walking, but then start the weight training in the evenings. Trying to step it up a notch for Carolyn's challenge, you know.

I have to say one thing I'm proud of that I did (or rather didn't do) this week. I think I've mentioned on here before that I bake a treat for the editors of my magazine on proof day, which is once a month when they all pile into one room and pour over the magazine to make sure it's proofed perfectly. It's very grueling. So I like to bake them a treat to eat while they're in there all day. So this past Thursday was proof day and I made a family recipe, which my grandmother passed down to me, called Hot Milk Cake. I'm not sure of it's origins but she used to make it for us when we were kids. It's kind of like a pound cake but extremely moist and buttery. I made it in a bundt pan and frosted it with a sweet lemon glaze (my own addition). Okay, here's the best part... I didn't eat one piece of it. Yes, that was hard. I haven't had that since she was a live. Since I was a kid, actually. And I sure wanted to have a piece. But I refrained! Proud of myself! Maybe next time I make it I can indulge and have a piece. I probably could have had a piece and it wouldn't have effected my WI at all, but I didn't want to risk it. I was already up a few pounds, you know.

Not much planned for this weekend. I think some house cleaning, wash the cars and maybe go see the new movie Iron Man.

How about you guys? You got anything good going on this weekend?


Deborah said...

Way to go, Cara. You make your Mommy very proud of you!!!!!

Sparky said...

Wow! Congrats for sticking with WWs for a year. That is quite an achievement. Also 80 pounds. WOW!

Cara said...

You are doing great!! Now I want your lemon cake. ahha :-)

Donna said...

How exciting!! I can't wait for you to hit that 80lb mark! I'm so jealous! Hopefully that's where I'll be in one year, though not at the rate I'm going.

Good luck exercising more this week and let me know how Iron Man is! Not sure if I should wait for the DVD or see it on the big screen.