It seems as though everyone had a tough week last week due to illness, mine was not due to illness but more or less stupidity. About 5 weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers, I have always been a yo-yo dieter who constantly watched what they ate but couldn’t lose weight. In the first 4 weeks I was down just over 7lbs… then last week happened.
I got busy, busy with work, busy with Grad School, went to see my sister in Des Moines, it was too cold outside to want to eat healthy, etc. etc. etc., I made every excuse in the book. I WAS busy and I DID want to just eat Dominoes in bed. To top off all of that, I spent a weekend in a city with wonderful food (Crab Rangoon Pizza for example), and trust me, I ate what I wanted to. It was all fun and games until I had to weigh in on Wednesday… up 1 pound! Dang it!!! Being held accountable was the reality check that I needed though; since then I have started to watch and count everything again and am finally down that pound. I don’t regret that week off, I obviously needed it, but the important part is getting back on track. There are plenty of wonderful, HEALTHY options that I can eat to fuel my body. Did you know you can get a healthy loaded baked potato from Calientes for under $3? I load mine up with chicken, black beans, lettuce and very light on the cheese for a total of 7 weight watchers points… and it’s delicious!