I vowed last week that I would "just have to keep the momentum up. No fizzling after one successful week. "
Well .... I sort of fizzled!
I did track my food and stay within my points range every day except Sunday & Monday. Despite that, I still was showing about a 1 lb gain. I do daily weigh-in's and weeks like this make me glad that I do. I'm attributing that 1 lb gain to it being ovulation week. Not sure why, but that often equals a little gain for me.
Come Sunday though ... after the race, I definitely loosened the reins. I indulged in my son's ice cream cake and then my husband suggested we have steak dinner to celebrate our race. Probably not too damaging really. I didn't weigh myself Monday morning. I did OK during the day, but late in the afternoon I met up with my husband and son at McDonald's and spur of the moment decided to have a cheeseburger. Again, not the end of the world. It did put me 1 measly point over for the day, but I wouldn't sweat that.
The trouble came later in the evening. We had been out with my husband's friend and he asked to take us to a Chinese restaurant he really likes. He is Chinese and said the food here was very authentic. I shouldn't have gone. I wasn't hungry and really had things I needed to do at home. But I felt sort of like I should. Ended up eating more than I needed to, late at night. And Chinese food ... we all know what that does to you.
My penance .... 4.2 gain! (edited: bad math ... 3.6 gain)
Overall results ...
Apr 27 - 149.4
May 4 - 146.8
May 11 - 150.4
Gain - 1.0 lb.
So, this weeks results, while disappointing, will not derail me. I know WHY it happened and I WILL learn from it. I'm also aware that alot of that is water weight due to the sodium. If I stay clean it will be gone in no time.
It would be so easy to not post about this. Not like anyone would notice or care. But I notice. I care. I'm done with hiding from bad weigh-ins.