Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Long Weekend

I love weekends like this weekend, when Monday is actually Tuesday, and before you know it, it's another weekend! I guess my post about Tuesday's being not special is kinda off with this week right? I mean Tuesday rocks this week!

It rained here a lot of the weekend, which a lot of people are bitching about, but to me, that was ok, there was stuff I needed to get done INSIDE the house, instead of outside. We've had like 4 or 5 gorgeous weekends in a row, and I've done nothing but play outside, avoiding all the inside work. So needless to say, I went like cleaning and organizing crazy this weekend, which was much needed. But everything looks soooo nice. Although I never did get around to cleaning windows, which I told myself I would do the next time it rained, yet here I sit, another weekend past, and the windows are still avoided, lol.

BUT, it was gorgeous yesterday, and I finally got the last of my infamous garden planted. I love spending time out there screwing around, maybe it's just cause there is no one to bother me, and since my parents are out in the country, it's so quiet. I was surprised yesterday when I got over there, my onions are already shooting up, and some of my tomato plants are already getting baby tomatoes on them. It's going to be fun to watch the garden grow now that it's all planted. I just have to water and weed now.

I seriously think I've narrowed down the couple reason I've gained weight the last weigh ins. It was seriously baffling me, because I was staying within my points range, and I was eating activity points. So here it is. I think there are two main reasons.

The first reason, I don't think I've been eating very "clean" the last couple weeks. You know, instead of cutting up and apple, or a peach, I've been grabbing 2 or 3 weight watchers snack cakes a day. Plus, I've been eating 2 or 3 o point Philly Swirl pops, just because I can. So now? I'm eating one snack cake or hostess cupcake pack a day (if that), I'm really going to try and limit it to less than that, maybe every other day. Also, I'm limiting the Philly Swirl pops (I'm seriously addicted to these). I'm going to have no more than one per day, and like snack cakes, I'm totally going to limit the intake. I'm thinking maybe allowing myself one on the days I don't have the snack cakes. Cleaning up my eating again really should help boost me weight loss again.

Second reason, I think I was starving myself. I had a weigh in at the beginning of May of 147.8, and that took me down to 21 points a day. I stayed at the 21 points a day even after I went back over 150lbs, where I should have been in the 22 points a day range. Also, I've been working my ass off in the garden, and around the house and I've only been eating around half of the activity points. So, where does that lead? It leads my body into starvation mode, and I'm not losing. How am I going to fix this? I'm eating more. I bumped my points back up to 22 points a day on Saturday, and any activity points I'm getting, I'm trying to eat at least half. So hopefully it helps.

Although on that note, I seriously think I will cry if I don't lose weight this week. It's getting very frustrating seeing myself backslide and gain weight, especially since I've been staying within my points range (although not making the best choices I now realize). Even if I lose .2lbs this week, I'll be happy, I just need a loss to keep myself motivated. I updated my weight loss tracker to show my weight watchers goal, instead of my ultimate goal again, it was less depressing that way ( I know it's only a 3lb difference, but still!).

Anyone else realize that after awhile your eating choices get bad and you need to clean back up your eating?

Alright everyone have a healthy, and happy day!


~♥ Amanda ♥~ said...

i think those reasons for your gain sound right to me. i had the same problem where i was allotting too many points on "junk" and not enough on good food. you plan sounds good and i'm sure you'll notice a change next week!

Fatinah said...

sounds like you hit the nail on the head with the reasons you didn't loose. Figuring stuff like that out is the key. Way to go.

Kathy said...

It's so easy to just kinda start eating the "fun" foods too often, especially when we are in a hurry. I'm always amazed at how good an apple can be when I've neglected them for awhile. Best of luck on the next weigh-in.