Weight Watchers Wednesday: Two for One!

So I missed WWW last week so it’s a twofer this week!

Week 23  Weight lost this week: +.5 Weight loss in total 20

Week 24. Weight lost this week: 2.5 Weight loss in total 22.5

 

So it’s been a bit of a Weight Watcher’s roller coaster and its really messed with my head. I know where I went wrong on week 22 and took that in, processed it and did really really well sticking to my points. I went over 1 day by 3 points and didn’t use any of my weekly points so I expected a weight loss on week 23. To be told I gained .5 was a blow. A lot of people told me not to worry about it, it’s just a really big wee!  But when you work so hard at something it’s not what you expect.

This week (week 24) I expected weight gain as I had Thanksgiving on Saturday. I mean where talking turkey, stuffing, gravy… yummy yummy gravy, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes w/ marshmallows!  How could I not gain weight? Oh I also forgot about the sangria I made and drank a lot of!  I also make pumpkin pie, apple tart, lemon meringue pie but I didn’t eat any of it. Proud of that! Well I did try a teeny sliver of pumpkin pie. I had never made pumpkin pie before so I wanted to see if it tasted good- it did.  Imagine my surprise when Shirley told me I lost 2.5lbs. I mean I was happy, how could I not be?? But I was also very confused. Bodies, weight, water retention, full moon whatever you want to call it I think it was messing with my head!  So this week I’m again trying to stay on track.  I’m pretty proud of the fact that I’ve lost 22 1/2 pounds since late May. It’s going a little slower than I would like but a loss is a loss and this isn’t a race.

Weight Watcher’s changed it’s weekly points and this has affected me. In the “old” new points I could eat 29 and I am now on 26.  I hope this change means I loose a bit quicker now.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

On a somewhat related note I was joking w/ Wal the other day that sometimes I feel like an angry fat chick!  Changing habits is really really hard to do and sometimes the stark reality of this new life of mine hits me slap in the face. I was walking through the food court at the mall the other day and I found myself getting angry. Like I really really wanted to stop and have something yummy to eat. It didn’t matter what it was I just wanted something but I didn’t. I kept telling myself that nothing in there was worth the points and kept on walking. I was pretty proud of myself but woo boy what a change in behaviour. Seven months ago before joining Weight Watcher’s I would have stopped for a coffee and muffin at the very least. A large NON skinny latte is 5 pro points and a blueberry muffin is 13 pro points at Costa Coffee. A grand total 18 points for a snack! So sometimes I get a bit grumpy at all the temptation that is out there. Is it any wonder we’re all getting fatter? When you can’t walk a few feet without food being offered to you at every turn.  When we have to think about what we eat and when we’re going to cook the food we eat I think we make better choices. I know I do.