Sunday, January 17, 2010


This week, I was up 2.6 pounds.

I was not happy.

To be honest, it was the first time I had that kind of gain where I hadn't had a horrible week. I had a GOOD week. I had a lot of green smoothies, I started Booty Camp class and worked out quite a bit, and I stuck to my points (more or less...)

I've always bragged (to myself) that I lose weight even when I count weight watchers points very creatively. I don't always count things like milk in my coffee, or I'll overestimate activity points, or I'll take bites off of friends' plates, or I'll underestimate certain foods I eat. I always eat ALL of my weekly points and ALL of my activity points. But as long as I'm (for the most part) tracking everything, I'll always lose weight.

Apparently not anymore!! I think that as I get closer to a healthy weight range, it will be more difficult for me to lose weight.

I may have been disappointed with my weigh-in yesterday, but I know that in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter at all. What am I going to do, stop eating right and exercising and keep gaining? No, of course not, I'm going to continue eating healthy and try not to worry about the numbers.

That being said, I did splurge all weekend with my friends, and I did not track. But there are 5 more perfectly good days in the week, and I plan to get back on track WITH A VENGEANCE! (How exciting!) I'm going to focus on:
  • the Weight Watchers Good Health Guidelines (if you're not familiar with Weight Watchers, these include drinking enough water, eating enough fruits and vegetables, having enough servings of healthy fats, etc). I'm especially going to try and drink more water.
  • exercising: gym & Pilates on Monday, Booty Camp on Tuesday & Wednesday, and at least one more workout on Thursday or Friday
  • tracking my food and points honestly
Wish me luck!


Fashion Meets Food said...

Hello! Just came across your blog! I do Weight Watchers too! You may like my blog... I show all my points, give WW tips, and all that jazz! Good luck on your weight loss journey!

Katie said...

Thank you! :)
I'll be sure to check yours out!

andrea. said...

Katie, about the gain, I think it was probably boot camp! Your muscles retain a lot of water when they are sore and repairing themselves. I was up on my scale at home all week too, the only reason I had a good weigh in is because I drank a CRAPLOAD of water (and I weighed in a couple days later than you, so the water retention had probably eased more). Don't let it discourage you! :)

Katie said...

Thanks Andrea!! :)

Haha, if I gain again this week, can I still blame it on boot camp (and not all the junk food I ate)?!?!

K8 said...

Hey katie! I saw you commented on Ashley's blog and then Andrea linked me to you, 5 secs after I found you on Ashley's! I'm the Kate that Andrea mentioned in her blog! I usually attend the 815 meetings! Hope to meet you soon! I'm following your blog now!


Diana said...

Me too on the Good Health Guidelines, tracking and sleep. I try to do all of those, I can't seem to get all three of them done in the same day though, even though I know that's the magic formula for weight loss.

Katie said...

I know what you mean about getting all three in the same day! Sometimes I feel like I can only focus on one thing at a time!