Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tuesday weigh-in -- Week 3

I am up by 4 lbs. :(

I knew I was blowing it over the weekend. We went out to a restaurant Friday evening that we only go to once or sometimes twice a year. I got what I usually get there -- half rack of baby-back ribs, baked potato, salad, and rolls (about 3 -- they were small. :) ). I did save a portion of it for lunch the next day, though, so I don't think that was that bad. But then Sat. night I got pizza -- more than I needed. Everyone else was gone and I was thinking I'd get extra so they would have some to snack on when they got back. But I didn't limit myself at all, and even got a little apple pizza dessert and had one slice then, two on Sunday, and 1 on Monday. (Blush!) Part of the problem Sat. night was kind of feeling sorry for myself over a frustrating afternoon; part of it was just wanting something good.

Yesterday wasn't too bad even with Memorial Day weekend except I had too many starches and an extra slice of pound cake (we'd had pound cake with strawberries and whipped topping -- kind of a shortcut strawberry short cake -- and I had an extra sloce of the pound cake.)

So -- in the spirit of learning from my mistakes:

1. I need to learn not to reward or soothe myself with food, or at least the wrong kinds of foods.
2. I need to be careful about having more than I need on hand for a meal because it makes it too tempting to eat more.
3. I need to be careful about little slices of "extras." The extra pound cake had started as just an extra couple of bites, then I sliced off another little bit when I was putting it away. Before I knew it I had consumed another whole serving.
4. I need to get over feeling depressed about not eating sweets and such and munching on carrot sticks. Maybe those feelings will change the more I change my diet habits and get used to them and the more weight I lose. I probably ought to look at those high-calorie sweets as the enemy and not mourn them as a lost friend and make excuses to have them.

Even with all of that, 4 lbs. seems like a lot -- I used to eat indiscriminately all the time and had a steady weight gain over the years, but not 4 lbs. over one weekend. So I am wondering if there is something else going on--water retention or whatever.

But I need to get back on the bandwagon in any case.


Total weight lost to date: 3 lbs.
Total weight gained: 4 lbs.
Difference in weight today from starting weight: +1lb.


Denise said...

Bless your heart, please do not get depressed about this. You will lose, hang in there. I am praying for you.

Girl Gone Wild said...

That is frustrating...but stay in there. Once it starts coming off you'll be back on that high again. Brand new week = brand new chances.

Jan B said...

I know it's hard, but you can do it!! I mean, it's hard for me too. I had to go on Meridia to make it work for me. I have been at this for two years and just now are things clicking for me. Finally.

Take your time and write down your food choices before you eat. Try to set a goal of how much you want to take in, in any day. I use fitday.com.

I have had a couple of times where I had to make some hard choices and have had to find snacks that work for me. Like pretzel crisps (non fat) and salsa. That, for me is a great snack, but I don't crave a lot of sweets.

I feel for you because I know how hard it is to do this, but please, don't quit! If you need a dieting buddy, let me know, I will stand with you!!

Jan B said...

I lied. I do crave sweets, but I have somehow (probably the Meridia) managed to say no. It has been hard though. We had frosted sugar cookies here and I literally had to take them into the garage and throw them in the trash. If you were a drug addict and someone brought you a syringe, it would be just as hard to say no. But we can both do it!

Mama Bear June said...

I wish I could just get rid of all the yummy fattening stuff, but my underweight teenagers need that. :-P (I've told them to get a container to keep that stuff in their room.)

We all have bad weeks. Hang in there. We're rooting for you.