Saturday, September 20, 2008

gains really stink...

Okay, so it's week 10 of the 18 week challenge. 8 weeks to go. And I've got 7.2 pounds to go. I'm getting scared that I wont make it.

I gained 6/10ths of a pound at today's weigh in!

Of course, I know exactly what happened.

Last Sat and Sun I splurged way too much. By Monday morning, I'd gained 3 pounds. It took me ALL WEEK to lose those 3 pounds. Well to almost lose those 3 pounds. I just couldn't get the last 6/10ths of a pound off by this morning. Not for lack of trying, though.

Okay, let's do a rundown of what happened... Saturday, I over indulged twice. Sunday, I overindulged 3 times (including a ton of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies right before bed). Monday, I didn't bike, but I stayed on plan (except for one chocolate cupcake that was for a birthday celebration—doesn't count, though). Tuesday, I didn't bike, but I stayed on plan. Wednesday I walked, and I stayed on plan. Thursday I didn't walk, but I stayed on plan. Friday I didn't bike, but I stayed on plan. Can you figure out what happened? ... um, lets see... I think it was my lack of exercise, you think?

I was even good last night at a dinner party I went to. I had a huge plate of salad and one teaspoon of green bean casserole and one teaspoon of spaghetti and a slice of cake that was almost paper thin.

But alas, it didn't help.

So what did I learn?

1. No more overindulging on Saturday AND Sunday!

2. Exercise every day!

Sounds like a good plan, right? Well, so far it's going good. I ate a very sensible, low fat lunch. I've eaten my 22 points so far today. I'm not hungry, but I'm sure munchie.

You heard of Pavlovs dogs? Where he rang a bell and the dogs would salivate because they knew food was coming. Well, I've worked myself into the same type of response whenever video games are played at home. My daughter and I have video night from time to time and what we'll do is start late at night playing all kinds of video games but before we get started, I'll bake a batch of the Ready to Bake Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies and poor us two tall glasses of milk. Then we'll sit there with the plate of cookies in front of us, each with our glasses of milk, and munch and slurp our way through the video games. We've been doing this for eons. I didn't stop doing it when I started WW, but I slowed down on the frequency of doing it to maybe every other month or so. It hasn't gotten me into any trouble so far as weight loss, so I don't see why I need to quit it.

But herein lies the problem... Whenever I see or hear a video game being played, I start craving chocolate chip cookies. Well, hubby is playing a computer video game a few feet away from me and I'm jonsing cookies so bad right now! Ahhhhh!!!!

I think I need to end this blog and walk out of the room before I cave in.

Before I go, I wanted to tell you a really cool thing that happened this morning at WW. Charlotte weighed me in! I don't know if you remember Charlotte when I talked about her in my blog last month, but she was the one who used to weigh me in when I first started WW and she was subbing (she's a leader now) for our regular leader today. So it was doubly cool! Was a shame I had to pull a gain when she weighed me in, though. :[

Oh, well, onward and upward, right?



spunkysuzi said...

Hi Cara sorry about the gain but no doubt it will be gone this week with more!!
I lost 2.0 lbs this week bringing me to 138.6.

Donna B said...

Sorry about the gain, but I know you will rebound and have a good week. Maybe it was good timing to have your old weigher back. Accountability? You are doing great. Keep up the good work, you inspired me so much with your bike riding.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the gain but it seems like you have this thing called working out and dieting with WW pretty much kicked! (wish I did) Anyways, thanks for commenting on my blog and good luck with everything!

Lake Mary WWLeader said...

Sorry to hear about the minor setback, but I am glad to hear that you have a plan of attack for going forward. Please treat the cookies with careful respect and I am glad that you got to connect with Charlotte again. See you next week!

Karyn said...

Sorry about the gain, Cara. You'll make your goal, I have no doubt.

My report for this week is down 1 pound to 219.8 but that is after last week's gain of 2 pounds so I am still up one pound.

I hope to be feeling well enough to get back to the work out goals I established just before I got sick - but I still have a bad cough so we'll see how hard I can work.

JC said...

DONT CAVE!!! Take a walk.