Monday, September 15, 2008

so much for losing weight...

After thinking about it for the last 2 days I have to be honest and report the fact that I gained 1.8 pounds last week. I found out the grim news Saturday afternoon when I went to get weighed at my weight watchers meeting. Right now it feels like 3 steps forward 5 steps backward. But I have to remember those are just my feelings, not facts.
While I was thinking about it I do remember being overly hungry last week. I also remember not getting enough sleep a few nights. I exercised every day. Other then the occasional fatigue, I felt great all week. So what was it? Searching for more concrete evidence I looked at my food journal and saw that I wasn't journaling everything I ate. If I didn't write in half of an entry, I actually left out entire days. you think that might have been it? I need to get re-inspired. I'd like to start losing 1-2 pounds a week for several weeks in a row, like starting this week! They say it can be done if you follow the program.
Maybe I should print out what I wrote in my last post and start carrying it around with me to remind myself I am not an amnesiac.

Eggplant Parmigiana is one of my favorite foods.

"The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


lisak said...

You can do this D. You can. You can.
Love Ya

Anonymous said...

Sometimes one needs a little jolt like this to get 'back on the wagon'. We got ours this week, one of us is down 8 lbs, I've been working on it for about 2 to 3 weeks and I'm still down 4-1/2 lbs. I have no doubt you will meet your goal. Remember the rotation diet we were on? PGma

Kitty said...

mmm. that looks good!
First thing you have to do, Missy, is cut out cheese!!!!

I used to not eat cheese. I didn't grow up with it around and my mom would say it was pure fat. So I never ate it.

Cheeselovers have a hard time giving the stuff up. It's pure fat and oil! Instead, cook the stuff breaded and sprinkle parmesan on top. That's it.

NPR said that babies who don't sleep regularly have trouble with their weight. Basically if you don't sleep enough, it effects your hormones (or something like that) and your brain has trouble regulating your weight. So it's definitely important to get your sleep.

Also, don't pay so much attention to your weight in pounds, esp if you're considering lifting weights. You're bound to gain some muscle.

Instead, take measurements of your body. That's a better gauge, no? Your natural waist, your bust, your hips (5" below your natural waist).

1.8 lbs is nothing! A potato chip!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks for the encouragement Kitty. I feel better. Even though I am not a baby,hehe, I have noticed I eat less on the days when I have slept well the night before.