Well, this is disappointing. I had a great week in terms of workouts, but my weight is up due to bad food decisions. Working out is not enough. If I could just eat decent (and not horrible), at least I wouldn’t be offsetting my workouts.
Here is the (not so) skinny:
Weight: up 2.8 lbs this week, lost 23 so far
Waist – up 1/2″
Hips – down 3/4″ (down!)
Neck – no change
I have been thinking about Weight Watchers, which I have done about 3 times in the past, and how much I didn’t give it my all. The way I see it, WW is about as effective as tracking calories, which I struggle to do as it is. It’s just switching calories for points. In my mind, if I struggle with calorie tracking, I will also struggle with point tracking.
It is partly a commitment issue, part stubbornness, part whining brat. Oh, and part lazy. Not lazy on the tracking as much as lazy on the executing a plan.
And so with those two core reasons identified, I don’t think I’m ready to drop money on WW. I need to find that inner commitment, get over my stubbornness, etc. In the meantime, I am contemplating a no counting plan (e.g., South Beach Diet, Paleo, etc.).
On May 1st, I decided to take a month off from any place with (1) a drive-through or (2) a “meal deal.” It is May 4th and I have broken this 4 times now that I think about it. Judge away, I deserve it. The first occasion, my boss offered to buy lunch to a few members on my team, and the team voted Schlotzsky’s. The second time, I was about to get a Freebirds salad but remembered they had meal deals. As I thought about other things that I could prepare and eat in under 30 minutes, the next best solution I came up with was a frozen pizza. And so, I picked salad over pizza. So sue me. Third time was this morning when not until now, I realized I got a green tea from Starbucks (ok, this isn’t food…). Finally, and most regrettably, I got dinner from McDonald’s (I KNOW). The reason: I had a pitiful lunch, a busy work afternoon, and without thinking, 6 hours passed since I’d last eaten and my stomach was growling. I wasn’t going to be home for a couple more hours.
Once again, ill prepared. Planning is something I simply must work on. I think I just need to carry cereal, a bowl and a carton of milk with me. I know there are options like shakes, protein bars, etc. The irony: I don’t buy these things because I believe it’s better to prepare my meals (and it is), but then when I don’t have something on me ready to eat, I end up at McD. Ugh.
While I contemplate eating, I hope the rest of you are off to a great start to your weekend. Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo, or just your average May 5th – which ever suits your fancy!