Friday, November 5, 2010

The Verdict

I gained 2 pounds this week. It's official--the WW scale says so. And I'm not that upset about it, although it is the biggest gain that I've seen since I started this journey in March. Simply put, I ate too much over the weekend, exercised too little, and I deserved to gain.

At the same time, it is astonishing how quickly you can gain back weight. I dieted/ exercised HARD for the previous three weeks and lost a total of 2.4. I messed up one week and nearly gained it all back. the weight comes back on quickly. This explains why it's so easy to regain weight once you have lost it.

I am proud of myself because I forced myself to weigh in, even when I knew I wasn't going to be happy with the result. This is so much stronger than I've been in the past. Before, I would overreact to mistakes and think that my diet had failed. Now, I see the gain for what it is--a bad week of eating--and I move on. Because, as I've said before, I am never going to be the perfect dieter who sticks to the plan 100% of the time, with no slip-ups. I am who I am--someone who likes to eat (sometimes too much) and who relies on food too much when I'm feeling emotionally out of whack. Although I am definitely trying to work on these issues, I will, likely, always struggle with them. And that's okay.

As for this fresh week (see, weighing in is good because you get to start a FRESH week), I'm going to focus on (1) sticking within my DPs and WPs and (2) exercising four times. I think it's interesting how last week's extreme goals lead me to extreme binge, so this week I'm going to focus on living normally and achieving manageable goals. I think I can do it ;)


  1. Boo to a gain! But, a lot of times the gain isn't a true gain, its partially water weight/bloat. If you stick to your guns and get back on the healthy eating/exercising train, I bet you'll see a big loss next week.

  2. Gains suck. I'm with Beth with the water weight/bloat weight. It would take a LOT of extra food and a LOT less exercise to truly gain 2 pounds in one week.

    I agree with extreme behavior being a setup for failure! Every time that I try to "eat clean" and cut out all processed foods, I end up bingeing on processed foods. It's all about moderation! :-)

    You've got a great attitude about all of this.

  3. Thanks guys! Honestly, I don't want to speculate about whether it's water weight or not. I'm going to take the gain, and hope for a loss next week.