It’s Friday already? This was a challenging week for me and I gained back one pound. The only saving grace (aka, the thing keeping me from saying “screw it” and hitting the McDonald’s drive-thru) is the fact I can see where I went wrong and, in fact, anticipated not having a happy weight check.
We haven’t had a lot of snow—heck, we’ve barely had winter—so last weekend my husband finally went snowmobiling, which I’d been dreading since starting this endeavor. Husband away equals fast food for lunch and his least favorite restaurants for dinner. Like Uno’s. I’d been promising the short kid Uno’s for two months, but they make my favorite dish in the whole world. Deep dish macaroni and cheese. *cue the diet funeral dirge* They have their nutritional info on their site, so I sat and made a plan before we left since the macaroni and cheese, as served to you, is 56 points. Fifty. Six. (I get 32 for the whole day, for those not familiar with points.) Many of Uno’s menu items have nutritional info for two servings, so what’s on your plate is twice the numbers. Tricky. I had the steak tips, which aren’t super fabulous, but aren’t fifty-six points, either. Mashed instead of fries. Broccolli instead of double fries. Over the course of the weekend, I only dipped into my weekly points a bit and I weighed myself on Monday morning just to see if I’d gained over the weekend. I hadn’t. I stayed the same, which was a victory for me. Big hurdle…hurdled.
The weekdays, though, bit me in the butt. I fell back into my regular habit of not eating breakfast. And my teen had mid-terms which meant he could leave at 12:30 every day. I’d pick him up and we’d go out to lunch but, because I hadn’t had breakfast, I was starving by the time I ordered. And I wanted comfort food. Badly, which was probably a combination of stuff going on for me, plus my body saying “Wait…what? You mean this salad thing wasn’t temporary? We want a cheeseburger!“. And I had to guess the points for a lot of what I ate this week, cobbling meals together from “kinda-close” items in the WW database, which I’m probably not very good at.
So I had to take a pretty glass stone out of my Pounds Lost jar and put it back in the Pounds To Lose jar, which made me incredibly sad.
This week: 1) Don’t let this discourage me as I head into the weekend and 2) eat breakfast and remember to snack on fruit so I don’t hit 1pm ravenous and looking to carbo-load because I am not putting glass stones back in the Pounds To Lose jar next Friday.
How are you all doing?