Saturday, January 26, 2008

heading in the wrong direction

I was up another pound today. To be fair, I attended a later meeting than usual, so I ate breakfast before the meeting. I can't say I'm surprised, but I'm feeling down about it. I need to at least stop the gain.

I haven't been journaling or counting points at all, just because I knew how far from my points I would be if I did. I know that's sort of weird logic. Staying under 22 points seems so hopeless that I didn't even feel like trying.

I'm going to go into Weight Watchers' maintenance mode for a while -- adding a few points a day -- just to make journaling and counting less intimidating. If I can stay within this slightly higher range, I should at least stop the gain.

Despite bleedingespresso's invitation in response to my post yesterday, I won't be celebrating World Nutella Day on February 5. I love Nutella, but this isn't the time for me to bring a jar of creamy chocolate spread into my home, especially when I'll be watching Super Tuesday election results that may just be depressingly "Hillary, Hillary, Hillary."


  1. Well Dr. Jen (yes, I'm calling you that even before the radio show), I can certainly understand your decision. Over the past several years, I've lost somewhere around 30-40 pounds (don't weigh myself!), so I understand the struggle. And for those of who love food, it is, no matter what anyone says, pretty constant.

    Thanks for letting your readers know about the big day, though, just in case they'd like to peek in at some of the great recipes.

    And best of luck to you!

  2. Oops, for those of "us" who love food....

  3. I should probably leave this comment on the toledolefty blog but, well, here we are.

    We need to convince Obama and Edwards that theirs would be a powerful alliance. In every poll, their combined numbers trump Hillary and they seriously trounced her in SC.

    I feel a letter-writing campaign coming on ...

  4. Not journaling is the start of a spiral for me every time. I try to make a pact that I can eat anything I want as long as I write it down right away - and doing THAT means I don't eat everything because I can see what I'm going as I go. It's one finger of holding onto control.

    Eating before weighing in definitely is what made the difference for you, I think. It always does that to me, anyway.

    I'm not looking forward to Super Duper Tuesday, either. But after SC's Obama win, it could be interesting.

  5. I can vary by WAY more than one pound with food and liquid. I think that Anne is right - and it is just the breakfast difference. Hope things go well this week.

  6. I like the idea of going on maintenance mode. I always like to ease myself back into a healthy lifestyle.

    Nutella is so yum! But you’re right in not keeping it around for awhile.

  7. Going into maintenance mode makes good sense to me, if you think it would get you back to tracking. You can always go into losing mode again later. I was considering doing the maintenance thing for a while myself, but I think its not the answer for me for now. But we'll see how this week goes ... one day at a time!

    I could never have Nutella in my house. I'd be spreading it on everything. Celery is good for me, and even better with Nutella! Grilled chicken is low cal/low points ... let's add some Nutella! I have to drink at least 6 glasses of water a day ... maybe I can mix in some Nutella!

    Actually, those ideas sort of make me feel ill. Now Nutella doesn't sound nearly as good.

  8. hi Jen
    I have a 21 point limit and feel your pain. I do however find the journaling helps me not stray too far.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07