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D42 A Little Bummed...

Insert long drawn out sigh here...

I weighed in this evening and after doing really great all week I was up 0.4 but it is what it is. I kicked ass this week, I couldn't have done anything differently to be totally honest and I'm really proud of myself despite the scale trying to deny my efforts. I had some GREAT NSV's including buying smaller pants, earning 40 (yes! 40!!) AP's for the first time EVER (YESSSSS!!! I love PR's!!!) and sticking to my goals like no snacks at work despite the fact that alllllllll dayyyyy Saturday there was a plate of cookies sitting on the table in the break room. I didn't have 1, not even a crumb.

Sometimes we gain and there's no good reason for it and that's what this week was. Maybe it's hormones, maybe it's water retention for whatever reason, I don't know but I do know I did my best this week and I didn't have a pity binge this evening after weighing in :) GO ME!

I looked back long and hard at my week in an attempt to discover what may have influenced the gain this week and I don't know if I should've had some more healthy oils or maybe a little less salad so this week I incorporated more healthy oils and more sandwiches. I find that sometimes when I cut too many carbs and eat too many veggies it causes some disruption with the way my stomach feels and it tends to show up on the scale. You'd think more veggies would equal more weight loss but on the other hand when you're working really hard you need to fuel your body and I'm thinking my salads didn't have enough fuel in them, lol.

Not only do I think that the salads may have influenced my weight this week but I did find that toward the end of the week I started to have a stomach ache and I don't want to go through that again next week. My stomach is sensitive and I'm working hard to figure out what triggers my issues and what makes me feel better. So far I've discovered that I need to eat some carbs and I don't need to feel guilty about eating bread once a day, fiber is good but too much fiber is bad, bananas are delicious but I should try to eat 1 every other day but I love them so that's hard! Sometimes I eat 2 a day!! Goal this week will be to stick to 1 a day and after I am successful with 1 a day I'll try every other day...and dairy...*sigh*...I think I'm going to have to go dairy free. I've significantly reduced my dairy intake but I think I need to go totally dairy free which sucks but if it'll help me feel better than it's worth it. I stopped milk and yogurt and this week I cut out cheese but my Weight Watcher smoothies do have some dairy in them and I need to switch to a dairy free protein powder. I like making shakes for work especially since I can't snack on yogurt these days. Plus I like adding spinach and most often my oils so I get lots of GHG's in one snack! :)

So after considering what I did this week and how I could tweak it a little bit to avoid stomach pain and maybe move the scale in the right direction next week I made the necessary changes and I went ahead and tracked my entire week this evening. What I liked most about using the 3 month tracker when I had my meetings traveling tracker was the fact that I could write out planned activity as well as challenges etc. and see it all at a glance but I don't have access to one at the moment so I'm making due with my phone. I came up with the idea to "quick add' my planned exercise, I just gave it a 0 point value so I could track it and remember what I had planned for the day! I'm pretty proud of myself for that genius thought ;-) What I eat depends on what I have planned. If I'm going to go to the gym first thing in the morning I need to make sure I save some points set aside for a pre-workout snack and a post-workout breakfast. Having an unexpected pre-workout snack can get pointy and I don't like using points if I don't have to! I only get 26 of them a day!! I don't have any to waste ;-)

So, not a great weigh in tonight but overall a great week this week and a great week planned for next week too! :) I'm not giving up on myself because I gained 0.4 pounds. 0.4 is nothing and I'll take it off soon enough. And then some :) We can't go down every week, that's just not realistic! But I can keep trying, keep making myself proud and doing my best :)


-t

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