In the black church, our leaders are famous for the poetic prose that they use when preaching the gospel. Some of these sayings are more memorable than others, but after my experience this weekend, one particular statement came to mind.
I went through the week with my normal 4 day running/2 day cycle schedule. I was a bit disappointed to get to the end of the week and find my weight was up 2lbs. I was like “Cheese and rice!!! What in the world happened???” I went through my week in my mind and realized that once again, I didn’t do any tracking and to make matters worse, my lunch on most days consisted of chips and salsa. Too much sodium and zero water is a complete recipe for disaster.
I’m not too discouraged by the 2lbs, I remind myself that sometimes this is part of the journey. I use the information as feedback and alter my choices accordingly. I know that recording my food helps me to eat enough, which seems to be where I am challenged. My days with the children, fly by and I realize that my food for the day has been a protein shake, coffee, chips and salsa, and somebody’s leftovers from dinner. My exercise, combined with my body’s need to produce milk, makes getting enough calories essential for weight loss.
After reading Skinny Sushi’s post last week, on Saturday I decided to sit in on the “Getting Started” portion of the Weight Watchers meeting so that I could get acclimated to the new program. Skinny Sushi has a great review of the changes in the plan on her blog. I was thrilled to hear about 0 point fruits, and the 14 extra points for nursing moms, so I purchased the new books and the new, must have (no more slider), points calculator. I did all this, but I really think I like My Fitness Pal better. I love the fact that I can just enter any food into my iphone app and track my calories. I told myself that I would try the new WW program for a week, but it’s day 1 and I am already feeling overwhelmed.
I’m a true competitor at heart, so I am determined to use this week to get back on the losing track. I plan to face that scale at the end of the week with confidence! It’s on baby!!