Did really bad.
I know exactly why, too.
I gained two whole pounds.
Remember my goals last week were to work on my TEDs (Tracking my food, Exercise every day, Drink all my water every day)? Well, I did all three of them, but only half way. I didn't track EVERYTHING, EVERY DAY. I didn't exercise until Thursday night (ran/walked 3 miles Thurs night, then ran 1 mile Fri morning then ran 3 miles Friday night).
So you know what happens when you do something half way. Yea, you don't get the results you're looking for.
I'm hoping my hubby's new-found enthusiasm for WW will rub off on me and I'll be able to get passionate about it again. My head has really been messing with me lately.
Like right now, I just want to cry because I gained 2 WHOLE POUNDS!!
That's a whole MONTH'S worth of weight loss GONE. I'm now back at the weight I was on January 31st. Ugh!! I just want to scream!!!
Do you know how hard it was for me to lose those two pounds???
Oh my gosh! I worked so hard at it!!
Okay, deep breath, Cara. Deep breath.
What have I learned?
I can't have a splurge day ANY MORE.
I have to track, exercise AND drink 80 oz of water. Every day. No matter what. All three or nothing!
I splurged last Saturday and gained 5 pounds in one day. I had a cheeseburger (21pts) with broccoli (1pt) for lunch and a Bob Evans Border Scramble Burrito (27pts) with fried potatoes (4pts) and cherry bread (9.5pts) and fried mush (5pts) for dinner. Then a piece of coconut cream pie (13pts) for dessert. Oh, and a block of 1/3 less fat Philly cream cheese (15pts) and a half a bag of reduced fat Ruffles (20pts).
Can you find any reason in last paragraph why I gained 5 pounds in one day??!!
Can you say 115 points???!!!
In one Day!!!
What was I thinking!!???
At the time, I really didn't think all those things were that bad when I was eating them. I mean, I knew they'd be more points, but I had no idea they'd add up to more than a hundred points.
So, I think I know why I gained 5 pounds in one day. And I think I know why I wasn't able to lose all 5 of those points over the course of the week.
OK. So I'm human. I'm weak when it comes to food. I love food.
But most importantly, I learned from those 100+ points.
I can't do that any more.
I could have done any ONE of those things and been okay. But I can not do all of them like that again.
My indulgences need to be smaller. Still indulgences. I can't live without my indulgences. But I HAVE to make them small ones.
I'll get used to it. It might take a few years. But soon I'll be used to it and it'll be okay. For now, one day at a time.
Today, I had four 1-point pancakes for breakfast, and for lunch I'm planning on some sort of chicken with veggies. Will probably have a light sandwich for dinner (we always swap out lunch and dinner on Saturdays).
By the way, this recipe for pancakes makes the best pancakes I've ever had in my life! I'm a HUGE fan of pancakes! I thought I'd share it with you. You won't need syrup on them. They're perfect the way they are. I changed the recipe just slightly from her original version. Just a slight improvement on perfection. And here's a link to a video made by the lady who I got the recipe from. It's absolutely priceless. It's her and her toddler making the recipe together. It's long, but well worth the watch:
1/2 cup quick oats (40g)Enjoy!
1 cup skim milk (8oz) (I used Almond Milk, made it sweeter, less calories and more protein)
2 tsp lemon juice
3/4 whole wheat flour (90g) (there's no difference in points whether you use white all purpose flour or whole wheat, it's just healthier for you if you use wheat)
2 tsp cinnamon (if you're not crazy about cinnamon, you can reduce this to 1 tsp. I'm CRAZY about cinnamon so I like 2 tsp)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg (I used a 1/4 cup egg beaters for slightly less fat and calories, still the same points for each pancake, though)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp honey
In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal, milk and lemon juice. Let mixture sit at least 2 minutes while preparing dry ingredients.
In large bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
Milk/oatmeal mixture will look slightly curdled after 2 minutes. Whisk the egg [beaters], vanilla, applesauce and honey into mixture.
Warm griddle to 350 degrees until water drops dance on surface. Spray surface with non-stick oil.
Just before you're ready to pour the batter onto the griddle, add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
Pour with a ladle onto griddle. Cook about 1-2 minutes a side, until light brown on both sides.