Wednesday, November 08, 2006

oof!

My food has been admittedly messy since my last weigh-in. I didn't track my points at all Friday through Monday. I had a couple of bowls of pasta on Monday because I didn't eat enough early in the day and was just ravenous when I got home. Then we went out for appetizers and drinks and split a dessert that night. So I wasn't overly surprised to see that I had a gain on weigh-in yesterday, but I was kind of shocked that it was so large. Even my Weight Watchers leader looked a little shocked:




Oof. Why is it that it takes me weeks and weeks to lose 3.6 pounds but only a few days to gain it? Realistically, I know that I didn't eat anywhere near 3,500 extra calories each day, so it is probably a "real" gain of a pound or so and a couple of pounds of water retention from salty appetizers. But still, not the direction I want to be heading.

Yesterday I was already dipping way into my weekly flex points because my husband and I had a "Geek Superbowl" evening -- camped out in front of the TV late into the night with beer and snacks, watching the election returns come in.

What I need to do, though, is realize that if my impulse is to not count points, that should tell me that I know I'm not doing the right things with my food. Or exercise. I've also blown off a couple of workouts lately.

I am happy that the Democrats did well last night, though maybe not as well as everyone had hoped. I am tired today, though, and just feeling generally down about a lot of things: the dissertation which seems to stretch out into infinity, the scarcity of interesting job postings, and my inability to follow a very simple food plan.

3 comments:

  1. You've thought this out carefully the why and the how. You know it's not permanent and you will lose it. Maybe this is where we're suppose to think, I shouldn't go to weigh-in the day after I have a Geek Superbowl. I'm not going to weigh in next Monday after I come back from the OBX trip. Why beat myself up?

    And I'm glad you're not beating yourself up over this either.

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  2. thanks for the kind note - I think I would almost feel better if I was yoyoing - but I am WORKING it and still not MOVING that darn scale. It is very interesting HOW much my body is changing - noticably (sp?) SO - and it still stays the same. . . I check in here every day - glad things are going along for you - explain your job search and interview stuff when you have time - you don't have to do particulars - just general overview would be great.

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  3. "Geek Superbowl"...lol, I LOVE that! So that's what I have been doing all these years!
    We had all the incumbents elected but a few independents who got enough votes to at least send a message to the Governor that we are tired of his excessive spending and raising of taxes.
    I understand that New Hampshire hasn't the outcome they had since 1912!

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