Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jumping the Gun

Normally I wouldn't post anything right before a weigh-in, but I've decided to do just that today.  Here's why.  My friend Mandy mentioned the need to remind herself that no matter what her weight today, she has worked the program and done what she's supposed to.  I'm doing that too.

First off, I did weigh at home this morning, and it showed a little gain.  I could let this get me down, but I'm not going to.  Instead, I'm going to learn from it.  I did what I was supposed to do this week, and I added in exercise.  So why the gain, you wonder?

Here's my theory.  I ate out several times this week, and I tracked everything and didn't go over my Points allowance.  So I thought.  What I've decided is that I must have just misjudged my restaurant servings.  It's the only explanation.  I really enjoy going out to eat (don't we all?), but I need to cut it down a little if I can, at least while I'm trying to lose weight.

The hubs and I met up with about 16 other people for dinner at the new Japanese restaurant on Monday.  It was lots of fun.  Judging from all the butter slathered all over everything, I'm guessing this could have been a contributing factor to my gain.

Wish I'd gotten a photo of the flaming volcano onion!

Where's the rice?  P.S. - That's my husband's beer, not mine!
This was my plate (before the little bit of beef was added).  I actually did order steamed rice, but for some reason it didn't get delivered.  I didn't ask for it, and still enjoyed the meal without the extra carbs/calories/points.  

Sunday, our family went to a late lunch/early dinner at Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant.  Afterward, we were walking to the car and I couldn't help noticing how warm and perfect the weather was.  We got in the car and I said, "It's so beautiful outside, it makes me wish I could just walk home from here."  Mike stopped the car and said, "Then walk home!"  He was joking in an "I-dare-you" sort of way.  I looked at my shoes (not workout shoes, but Skechers), and figured they'd work just fine.  So I hopped out and hoofed it on home.  Now, it's not really all that far from there to my house -- maybe 1.5 miles -- but it was a great feeling.  I was doing something spontaneous, just because it would be good for me, got a little exercise, and got to enjoy the sunshine.  It's hard to believe it was around 80 degrees just a few days ago, and right now it's like 16 here!  

I have another friend who just got certified to teach Zumba, and that will start on Monday.  I'm going to go try it out and will let you know how that goes!

To close, I just want to say that I probably will see a gain today at Weight Watchers, but it's not because I didn't try.  I just made some mistakes somewhere in my estimations, I think, and I want to learn from this and keep going for more losses coming up.  Not gonna let this get me down, but I'm also not going to take any gain lightly!


  1. I can just feel your motivation and determination. You're really doing this!!
    I bet it was just sodium. Restaurants also use way more salt, I think. I'm sure it'll all even out next week.
    Great job keeping it in perspective. That's what I need to get better at.

  2. That is awesome about you walking home! Shows a different level of commitment to exercise for sure. A Chuys just opened near our house and I keep telling my husband we should run there, eat, and run home. He thinks I'm crazy (and maybe I am) but I bet I'll get him to do it one of these days!

    Good luck with the weigh in. It's just one number on your are doing well in making the lifestyle changes you need to have this be a permanent thing. :)

  3. RPT is right-SO DI UM. Absolutely. I can see the soy sauce on your food. I'm sure it was turned in soy in a wok type pan. Don't fret. Go weigh. You'll be awesome.

    Polar's Mom

  4. Lol! That's awesome. I wish things were close enough here to 'hoof it' home. There's only one place I'd consider doing that for, but it's gotta warm up first. ;)

    Don't worry about your gain - you could be building muscle with working out more now. =)

  5. Let's plan a night soon for the 4 of us to go to Bonzai together!