Week 8: +1
Total Weight Lost: -6.6
Not a great week, both food-wise and weight-wise. It was one of those weeks where I was just always hungry – both physically and mentally. I didn’t go off the rails and eat burgers, fries and cake, but I definitely ate more of what I normally eat. I also ditched tracking my points. I just felt totally out of control.
In hindsight, I realize that I wasn’t completely out of control. I still made good choices (even if I ate more than I needed to) and I was aware of it the entire time. I kept trying to get a grip, but it was just beyond me and I’m really not sure why. I think one big thing has been my condo construction: I literally have not cooked dinner at home in about two weeks and eating out is a killer. I always watch my portions like a hawk when I’m out and try to order my food as healthfully as possible, but still, you never know when a stick of butter will end up in your meal. And I think that the lack of food there, plus the lack of structure in the home really threw me for a loop.
On the bright side:
1. I still went to my WW meeting. I know that for better or for worse, I’m always going to show up. Whether I know I had a great week or a bad week, the meetings are non-negotiable for me.
2. I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought the right stuff so I’m totally prepared to succeed and not setting myself up to fail.
3. I got the kitchen area in order so that cooking dinner at home is no longer an obstacle.
4. I’m back to tracking!!!
Now, I know that I gained weight, but I gotta say, I’ve never felt this committed to weight loss in all of my life. I know that with time, it will come and that I have the food (WW) and my workouts (Ferrell’s) on the same page for the first time in my life and it really is only a matter of time now.
What do you do when you’re out of control and you KNOW you need to get a grip?
Until next week,