Monday, August 20, 2007

Bad eating = a loss???

I know I promised this last night, but I was a busy bee around here and didn't get back to the computer after I posted the pictures below.

I won't bore you with food journals for the last 3 days, but I will let you know about my goals for each day.

Here are my goals for the week:

1) I am going to follow diet coke and zinger's plan and use no more than 15 flex points for the week.
2) fruits & veggies--minimum 5 per day
3) water--minimum 135 ounces per day
4) exercise--3 cardio sessions and at least 1 pilates.

Friday--5 Fruits and veggies, no exercise, only 100 ounces of water and 6 flex points used, which left me with 4 left for the week. NSV on Friday--DS and I went to Chic-fil-a for lunch. As soon as we walked in they bombarded me "Would you like to try a milk shake?" I immediately said no, but DS could try it. We ordered our food. I had a coupon for a free kids meal with the purchase of any combo. I knew I did NOT want the fries. So I ordered a salad (even though I didn't even want that) but they screwed up my order and the cashier deleted it, so I didn't get the salad. I had a few of DS fries and that was it. Then they were still up there with the milk shakes (very small cups, perfect for DS). And he wanted another one so I got him another one. I just took a small sip and that was it! WOO HOO!!!

Saturday--4 fruits and veggies, 144 ounces of water (at least may have been more), 35 minutes on the elliptical (300+ calorie burn and 3 miles) and then an hour outside weeding the garden and pulling everything out, and then I used the rest of the flex points I had left (remember, I only wanted to use 15). We went over to the neighbor's for an impromtu little gathering. I had the points left to enjoy a Smirnoff Green Apple so I took one. THEN...they brought out the ice cream. My neighbor works for Blue Bunny and had all this ice cream stuff.........HUGE ice cream sandwiches, big fat cookies with ice cream in between them, jolly rancher popsicles, chocolate eclair ice cream....ugh. I helped DS with his sandwich and then had some popcorn (yeah they brought that out too!). It was so hard to say no. THIS is the #1 reason why it's so hard in the summer. Get togethers, alcohol, and ice cream. UGH.

Sunday--6 fruits ande veggies, only 70 ounces of water, no exercise but I was on my feet all day in the kitchen--cooking, making homemade salsa (for the first time and it was pretty good!) cooking some more, sweeping, mopping. I made an awesome dinner. DH even told me I am becoming quite the gourmet cook. I took that as a huge compliment. :) I made dinner and we even had dessert--VitaMix Brownies. They were pretty good.

So back to my eating....I was so frustrated yesterday with my weight. The scale hadn't really moved all weekend, but then this morning the scale said 164.9. That's almost 2# down from last weeks Monday morning WI. I feel very fat and my stomach just feels huge. Not sure why, but it's ticking me off. But yet the scale shows a loss? A nice loss at that. WTF??? I mean, here I am making the best choices I can, NOT having the ice cream (oh and did I mention Friday night we hit DQ and I didn't have anything?? Yep, I was even driving and did the ordering and didn't get a thing), exercising, drinking water and eating lots of fruits and veggies--and the scale wasn't moving. What's the point?? Why not eat what I want? If the scale isn't going to move, F** it!

But that was yesterday....and I made it a better day b/c I was so busy at home, and the scale showed me a nice loss this morning....after 2 days of not great eating. I just don't get it. I don't think I ever will.

That's it from me for now. I'll report later on with my WI results and see about goals for this next WW week. Have a great OP day!


Candace said...

Maybe there's something to this Wendie version...

MMalloy said...

It's crazy I agree, the numbers just don't make sense. All the working out and healthy choices (even the ice cream and alcohol can be considered healthy since in moderation) your body was going to show the loss sooner or later, in this case it was the later! Congrats though, you are doing awesome!

dizzydazey said...

I'll never understand the scale and the stuff it does to us mentally, but you're doing great! This blog is chock full of NSV's and I for one am so proud of you! You better be proud of yourself, too! :o)

Have a Great Day!

Steph said...

You are doing great on all those are really working hard and I'm glad that the scale is showing you proof! By the way - thanks for encouraging the gym thing - I am really getting into it now! You're the best!

Steph said...

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Swizzlepop said...

Chech out The next thing to try

She makes some sense and based on my "experiment" last week it makes sense. We'll see what this week brings.

Great job on the good choices and NSV you are doing the right things which is important.