Saturday, December 27, 2008

What a wonderfully fatty week...

I H-A-D S-O M-U-C-H F-U-N T-H-I-S W-E-E-K!!!

I think I ate my weight in food!

I haven't done this since before WW (19 1/2 months ago)!

What a blast!

I gained 8.4 pounds at WI this morning.

That's 8.4 pounds in ONE WEEK!

I have NEVER gained this much in one week before! The most I've ever gained in one week was back in June when I gained 3.4 pounds.

Last Saturday, I gained 1.8 pounds from eating sensibly but not exercising. But this past week, no exercise AT ALL and I ate WHATEVER I wanted.

So that's a total of 10.2 pounds in 2 weeks!

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

It started on Saturday when I had:
  • Cheeseburger and Seasoned french fries dipped in ranch dressing for lunch (I can't remember what I ate for dinner and I did not journal any of my food this week)
...and it went down hill from there.

On Sunday, I had:
  • Several Brown Sugar Cookies
  • Half a family sized box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • A cheese egg white omelet with veggies, oatmeal and cranberry muffin with tons of real butter and coffee with tons of real half and half (can't remember dinner)
  • Dessert at midnight: huge piece of cheesecake covered in hot fudge sauce topped with a whole brownie chopped up and sprinkled on top with maybe a quarter cup of white chocolate chips with a side of chocolate ice cream (Denny's Brownie Cheesecake)
On Monday, I had:
  • Sensible egg white omelet with veggies and goat cheese for breakfast
  • Kielbasa sausage with tons of sauteed onions and green peppers loaded with shredded cheddar cheese (not reduced fat) and some sauerkraut
  • A huge peanut butter sandwich with like maybe 4 or 5 tablespoons of peanut butter, gooped with gobs of honey and cinnamon and sugar
On Tuesday, I had:
  • Sensible steel cut oatmeal with flaxseed, honey, splenda, cinnamon and soy milk for breakfast
  • The same peanut butter sandwich for lunch
  • Center cut pork chops (fat not trimmed), pan seared then baked in the oven with stuffing (whole grain) until cooked through with corn and peppers (and butter) on the side
On Wednesday, I had:
  • Sensible steel cut oatmeal with flaxseed, honey, splenda, cinnamon and soy milk for breakfast
  • Half a box (regular sized box) of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (whole grain again)
  • Home made spaghetti sauce with real spaghetti noodles, real fattening ground beef and tons of Parmesan cheese on top
  • About 8 homemade oatmeal cinnamon cookies (my own concoction of oatmeal cookies made with cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg (gave it a pumpkin pie spice flavor to it) with a bag of Hershey's Cinnamon Chips. Oh, man were those things heavenly!
On Christmas, I had:
  • Scrambled eggs with real cheese
  • O'Brien potatoes cooked in real butter and oil and topped with real cheddar cheese
  • Real bacon
  • Wheat toast (2 slices) with real butter
  • Then for dinner, turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, corn, Brussels sprouts, biscuits with butter, stuffing and gravy.
  • For dessert, a piece of real pumpkin pie with loads of whipped cream
  • Throughout the day, I munched on "Mock Turtle Pretzel" candies my mom-in-law made: put pretzels on a cookie sheet and top each one with a rollo and a half a pecan and put in oven until melted. Each one was 1 point. I probably had 15 of them.
  • And more of the oatmeal cinnamon cookies
After dinner, I realized that I'd left the broccoli casserole (broccoli, cream of mushroom soup and Velveeta cheese melted altogether) in the microwave. So I had a couple of servings of that after my dinner settled.

On Friday, I had:
  • Denny's Heartland Scramble. Listen to what's in it: "Two eggs scrambled with chopped bacon, country-fried potatoes, green peppers and onions, and topped with Cheddar cheese. Served with two strips of bacon, two sausage links, hash browns and two fluffy buttermilk pancakes." I got cheese on the hashbrowns and substituted the pancakes for grits but got some of their new pancake balls—they're little balls of pancake rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with syrup to dunk in.
  • Then for dinner a HUGE plate of left over spaghetti
  • And afterwards, after to coma started to set in, I had 2 more helpings of broccoli casserole, one more helping of sweet potato casserole and about 15 chocolate chip cookies.
Can you believe I ate all that stuff?!

I enjoyed every single bite of every bit of it!

I have absolutely NO regrets. I earned those 8.4 pounds!

The good news is, I'm back on plan. I'm counting my points today and back to exercising already. Getting ready to go for a walk soon.

It's behind me now. And I know it'll probably take me months to get these extra 10 pounds back off. But it was so worth it. I ate like I used to eat before WW and loved every minute of it. I never felt guilty for one bite.

Is that sad?

I weigh, now, what I weighed back on August 2nd. So sad!

I have no desire to cheat any more, though, I wonder why? :D



Katschi said...

Cara, what the??? LOL!

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!!!

Those days are only a recent distant memory for me. I can't believe that was how I/we ate regularly, can you?

MaryFran said...

I think that sometimes we need a bit of a splurge to keep us happy and sane. Sounds like you needed it!

Get yourself back on track (with me) and lets get this little weight gain off!

SeaShore said...

I loooove your joyfulness in your indulgences & gain. You're back on plan, so the gain is no biggie. It will go away soon enough. Thanks for teaching me something today :)

Anonymous said...

I occasionally (ahem!) eat a lot more than usual. I can put on 5 pounds in two days with almost no effort at all. It's not fat, though, I think it's mostly water from too much salt and other digestive processes, and after a day or two or three of eating normal, it'll fall off. Theoretically, 8. something pounds is >20,000 cal, not just eaten, but excess eaten. Enjoy your holiday, don't freak out on the scale, get back on track when you're ready.

I myself have made a conscious decision not to weigh myself until Jan 2.

Karyn said...

good for you to not beat yourself up over this!

You are a different person than you used to be - you've had your indulgence and now you KNOW how to get back on track so you can quickly lose what you've gained and continue on your journey to goal.

Wendy said...


This is too funny.

This is like someone at work asking me, when I'd gained, "Was it worth it?" It really changed my perspective. Instead of beating myself up I said, "You know what? It WAS!" I enjoyed all those Christmas cookies...baking them AND eating them.

But this week, I have been able to pass by the container without eating any. And I've worked out two days in a row.

This is a change of Life...we are bakers at heart...we are going to eat this stuff sometimes.

Ok. Let's enjoy it then move on.

See you next year!