It’s been three weeks since my last Tales from the Scale post where I shared that it has been a struggle getting back on the healthy living wagon since returning from Italy in late May. I felt that I had righted the ship and was in good spirits. Those good intentions weren’t enough.
When I quit going to Weight Watchers a few months ago I believed I could do this on my own. Maybe someday but the results show I’m not ready to now. This weekend I rejoined Weight Watchers but with some extra help.
I signed up for online membership with coaching and have my first session scheduled for later week. I’m looking forward to some one on one help.
Studies show how important tracking food is to weight loss but every time I falter so does tracking. My husband and I are in the photo above celebrating his birthday at an outdoor performance of The Music Man. We celebrated with a birthday dinner out the next night.
I started off with spinach salad (and a berry mojito).
My entree was filet medallions (with three sauces) and au gratin potatoes… and a second mojito. We had cake at home but earlier the day before we attended an anniversary party that had cupcakes…
I had two! Now you can see why I didn’t want to track. There were a whole lot of bad choices happening. Now, there were lots of good meals but two good meals a day won’t make up for overeating during the third on a regular basis.
I weighed in to sign up for Weight Watchers and was relieved it wasn’t much worse than my last report. I had gained 0.8 pounds which brings the total loss to:
I had perfect attendance the week before my husband’s birthday.
Monday’s workout was Risky Business.
Friday’s workout was Friday Power. Then I didn’t go the past two weeks! I’m there today.
The challenge this week will be not to take the easy way and eat whatever I want whenever I feel hungry but to eat healthfully and within my point range. I have two restaurant outings planned for the week. Both are lunches and I’ll focus on making healthy selections.
What are your challenges this week?