Argh! I should not cheat.
Yesterday, I did by weighing myself a day early. The scale said 166.8. I was stoked. I tried to keep myself in line for the Fourth. It all fell apart at the end of the day, though.
This morning, I weighed myself…three times: 168 every time.
Ah, crud. It’s a pound loss, but not as significant as I had hoped for. The good thing is that I know the eating will get better. For the week, I went almost 10 points over what I’m allotted.
It’s hard when you first start Weight Watchers. You feel hungry for about the first week, but then your body adapts to the smaller amount that you should be eating and it gets easier.
I’ve been very bad about drinking water this week, too. This morning I used a Crystal Light packet to put myself on the right track.
Because I had a weeks-worth of laundry to fold, the morning went by fast. When T Junior went down for a nap in the afternoon, I left for the gym since Mr. T has the day off. Here was the conversation as I went out the door:
“Are you going to the gym?”
“Can you stop by Taco Bell on the way home?”
Dude! Does anyone else think this just does not sound right?
At the gym, I chose the elliptical and since it was the middle of the day there was actually something good on TV, Bethenny Getting Married? Okay, so I am using the word “good” loosely, but it wasn’t infomercials or the news, so it held my attention. Besides, if you’ve ever read this blog before then you know how much I love trash television.
I only had 30 minutes, but I set the elliptical on Level 6-Random and sweated off some calories. It felt good since I hadn’t been to the gym since Friday.
35 minutes – 2.55 miles – Random-Level 6
Yes, I went to Taco Bell afterward. I felt sort of dumb about it in my gym clothes with my Sweaty Band on and everything. Yeah, Hi — I just burned 444 calories and now here I am at a fast food joint. Go ahead and judge. I do love that fast food places have to put the calories on the menu now. I wanted a bean burrito, but it was 340 calories or something like that. I didn’t work out for 35 minutes just for a bean burrito. Hells no.
I got a crunchy taco.
It was 170 calories, 10g fat and 1 fiber (-4 points…ouch). But that with a Chobani yogurt (-3) was all I needed for a long time. I was full until late in the afternoon when I had half a Zone Perfect bar (-2) to help sustain my energy for swimming lessons with T Junior at 6.
I skipped my core workout AGAIN. I thought I didn’t have time. In the end, I did. But I did wash both cars and, like I mentioned, had swimming lessons with T Junior (at which he has finally loosened up and is relaxing in the pool, doing the flutter kick, the frog kick, reaching for the wall, climbing out, getting in and out of the pool on the steps by himself — can you say proud Mama?).
Did anyone else weigh-in this morning? How did it go?
I didn't weigh in this morning, didn't get out to the gym. Today was a rest day for me. I didn't have a good day with the food. Went out to the movies and had Chinese food afterward and then went to the in-laws for some dinner and ate too much.Today though was the first day since last Wednesday or Thursday that I made poor choices and Tuesday will be a great chance for redemption.By the way, did Taco Bell do away with their fresco menu or whatever? Those things were okay but all it basically was, was taking the cheese and some sauce off their stuff. Meh.
I weighed in, I was down .2. Yes, point two! Tomorrow should be a bit better as I had a great run and a killer wt. workout. I know I never emailed you my stats….ugh. I am so far behind in life!! My goal is to be down 6 by San Fran Marathon in .. um… less than 3 weeks. I can do it if I focus and keep busy…that'll be the trick. The upon return, I have about 4 more to lose. I can lose it if I'm marathon training hard but the heels screaming and I can't train like I need to. Ok, that's just me whining! Ha. Congrat on your 1 lbs 0- yay!!! 🙂
I hate when that happens with the scale! You still had a nice loss, so CONGRATS! On to week 2!Too funny about Taco Bell… I am guilty of similar incients.
After being gone for almost two weeks..I am scared to weigh in today? Hmmmm, maybe I should do that tomorrow. Love the post. I struggle with fast food and have been in my sweaty band many times (unfotutnately) grabbing a snack after a work out! Oops!
im kind of scared to weigh in. i havent weighed in since before my half :S
Haha, love the fact that you rocked Taco Bell sweaty workout clothes and all. Weigh-ins shouldn't count the day after a holiday 🙂
A new week begins…keep up the good work!
Good job on picking the lower calorie item! I weigh in this afternoon – we have a challenge going on at work, too.
LOL on the request for Taco Bell, yes, it sounds wrong :PSo it wasn't as big a loss as you hoped, it was a holiday weekend, you probably have some water retention and if you stay on plan this week you should have a nice number on Monday. As for cheating, did you enjoy what you ate or was it a mindless feeding frenzy, if it was a frenzy can you see how to minimize that this week?I love weighing in on Saturdays, I stay on track on Friday and enjoy a big meal on Saturday (use most of my 35 points) and it is long gone from the scale by next Saturday. I have thought about weighing in on Sunday to limit myself to one weekend day, but I'm pretty good about sticking to one.I weigh myself every day at home and notice that on Sunday I'm up like 2-3 pounds (water) but it is gone by Wednesday.You will do great this week!
Man I lost track of time. I still owe my initial weigh in and fat pics!! I am writing it on my forehead now so I can remember in the AM… hopefully 🙂