So, in a nutshell, weight loss reminds me of the old school game Battleship. Let me refresh your memory...
In the game of Battleship players STRATEGICALLY place their ships on the game board. While engaged in play, each player STRATEGICALLY calls out out coordinates in effort to sink the other's ships. When your ship(s) sink, you shout, "YOU SANK MY BATTLESHIP!"Well, last Saturday I jumped on the scale, cringed when I read my results of a 3.6 gain, and for some odd reason I wanted to shout to the top of my lungs, "WTH!! YOU SANK MY BATTLESHIP SCALE!"
Like the game of Battleship, weight loss relies on making STRATEGIC MOVES a.k.a. STRATEGIC healthy lifestyle changes. Obviously, when I make the wrong moves...BAM, my ship starts sinking like the TITANIC!
So what happened? I contribute many factors to this monumental gain:
- #1 culprit...ME!
- My uninvited guest...TOM
- Impromptu happy hour with co-workers on Thursday
- Unplanned lunch with co-workers at Casa Ole' during last Friday's Staff Development Day (Yes, I bought my lunch but still went to Casa anyway!)
- Way too many snacks: WW Roasted Almond Bars, graham crackers and milk, cereal and milk (and not the healthy cereal either...I was a Kellogg's Corn Pops eating fool!), etc.
- going to bed late which in turn opened the door to many midnight snacks
- and so on, and so on, and so on...
This week I placed myself on snack restriction: no almond bars, no low fat version of my trigger foods (e.g. chips, crackers), no sugary cereals, etc. Unfortunately, I must learn to be satisfied with eating filling foods (i.e. fruits, veggies, nuts) for snacks.
GROW...EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE!
I will make every effort to retire to bed no later than 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM at the latest. Hopefully, the early to bed part makes the early to rise easier. Every morning I struggle with waking up due to my current bed time of 12:00 AM and sometimes later. In the grand scheme of things, I plan to use the early rise to squeeze in an extra 30 minute workout.
I seem to think that if I conveniently forget to track the bad days, the bad days never happened...WRONG! Whether I track or not, the fact still remains that I pumped my body full of crap (which tasted good as I ate it).
No GLOWS to report. Instead, I decided to learn and grow from last week's catastrophic weigh in! As I type this I still struggle with trying to regain my WW footing. That 3.6 gain knocked the wind right out of me, and to make matters worse, I continued to make bad choices after the weigh-in. Unfortunately,I possess an ALL or NOTHING type attitude in certain situations. And after my weigh-in, I chose the NOTHING and ate almost ALL of my extra weekly points.
And the sad thing, I know better than to let one weigh-in break ME down. The digital devil, a.k.a. the random number generator only tells part of my weight loss story. What about the new smaller wardrobe my Mom purchased for me over the holidays? What about the compliments from friends and family? And I received one of the best comments on FACEBOOK when I changed my profile pic to the pic below (and I quote...)
"CAUTION!! Dangerous curves ahead! 'Me' so HONGRY!..."