Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Watching My Weight

So my weight's gotten a little out of control.

At my "highest" (since losing weight initially) I was 185, and right now I'm 180. I was down to 149.8 at one point. Come to think of it... that was almost a year and a half ago. That's 30-35 pounds I've gained! It's frightening how fast it comes back on. I know I've talked about this before.

I have been eating low-carb for almost two years, and it isn't really working for me anymore.

Let me rephrase: it would work, if I could control myself. But I can't. I put butter on everything (because it's ALLOWED - actually, encouraged!), I eat way too much red meat, and I was eating at least a cup of cheese per day.

Yeah, I'm aware. It sounds gross, but it was epic. However, some days I was eating around 2500 calories in one 24 hour period. That's not okay. That's definitely not conducive to weight loss.

So instead of all of that... I started Weight Watchers today, this is what I ate:

Breakfast: 2 cups of popcorn.
Lunch: tortilla pizza (basically just a tortilla with a small amount of pizza sauce and cheese, broiled for a few minutes until the cheese is melted).
Snack(s): 5 baby carrots with 2 tbsp hummus, 1 medium gala apple, 1 medium banana, 1/2 bagel with 2 tbsp cream cheese.
Dinner: 6 oz spicy pork spareribs, 1 cup steamed broccoli.
Dessert: light peach cobbler.

After eating all of that (the snacks were all spread out, not consumed at once)? I was at 31 points for the day. I'm allowed 30 for my weight and height, but I have 49 extra weekly allowance points, so it was fine.

I wasn't hungry, I wasn't deprived, it was all very civilized.

I signed up for 3 months. We'll see how it goes. I'm going to weigh every Wednesday, and TRY not to any days in-between.

I need to hide my scale from myself.


  1. I've gained 35 from my lowest....Let me know how the ww goes

  2. I'm up 30 from my lowest too! It's like lap band failures left and right around here. It's funny…all the blogs I found when I was starting my journey were people being successful, hitting goals, being super stars. I don't know what happened. I can't say I'd recommend the band to anyone at this point even though I'm still 40 lbs down. It's a big expense and I still feel deprived half the time. Sorry - don't want to hijack your comments section. LOL. Sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep it up and keep us posted!

  3. I hate that you are struggling. I am too. It is so easy to just get comfortable until one day you realize that you are no longer comfortable in your skin. Sigh. Keep fighting, you have a great plan. <3