Starting Weight: 318.2 lbs.
Weight Last Week: 295.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 295.2 lbs.
Weekly Change: 0 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 23 lbs.
As you can see, I didn’t lose any weight this week. I also didn’t gain any weight, so that, in and of itself, can be considered somewhat of a victory. One week of maintaining weight is OK. It’s not the end of the world. I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t a little bit bummed out that I didn’t lose this week, but I do understand that this is all part of the journey. I knew going into this that I wouldn’t be losing weight every week. Knowing that, however, doesn’t make this any less of a bummer.
This past week, I was crazy hungry. For those of you who read my post “Eating,” you’ll remember that I talked about struggling to use all of my daily PointsPlus allowance. Well, this past week, I came pretty darn close to using all of my points each day–that’s how hungry I was.
Here’s a look at what my week was like point-wise:
Typically, I don’t eat nearly as much. I did a whole lot of snacking this past week–a lot of which was done late at night, which is something I’ve been working really hard to avoid. My sleep schedule was way off track this week, too. I’m not sure why, but it was. That, combined with the fact that I’m a senior in college and I’m just 3 weeks out from completing this semester (which means stress levels are through the roof!) made for a lot of late nights. As I was up studying for tests and writing papers, I’d get hungry and snack. My biggest problem this week aside from that was what I was snacking on. As you can see from the chart, I did manage to maintain my daily allowance each day. However, I didn’t exactly do that by eating super healthy foods. I told myself that what I was eating was OK because I was still doing well point-wise, but I knew that the added carbs and sugars weren’t doing me any favors.
All of that could’ve definitely contributed to my lack of a loss this week. So, I stayed back after my Weight Watchers meeting today to speak privately with my leader, Stephanie, and she gently reminded me that, yes, staying within my daily point range is super important, but what’s even more important than that is to be mindful of what I’m eating. She suggested adding in snacks with more protein or fiber versus more sugar or carbs, which I’ll be mindful to do this week. I know that snacking is OK–I just need to make sure that I’m snacking on healthy foods!
Also, the Red Tide is approaching, so that could be the reason behind all of this, too; the off kilter sleeping habits, the extra hunger, maintaing my weight, etc. can all certainly be explained away by that.
Or, as several of the gals in my Weight Watchers meeting said today: maybe it’s just one of those weeks. Sometimes even when you do what you have to do you don’t lose. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
I am hopeful that things will be better this week and that I’ll see a loss this coming Friday!
My goal for this week is to be extra careful about what I’m consuming. I’m going to focus on snacking on things with a higher content of protein and/or fiber, and I’m not going to indulge at all this week. I’ve had enough “indulgences” this past week with all of the extra sugar I consumed, so I can do without this week!
I hope you’ve all had a lovely week, and I hope that the upcoming week is successful all around.