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?