I put on my gray dress pants for the first time since my vacation, and they feel tight. I thought that the 11 pounds I gained over the holidays was mostly water weight, but apparently that's not the case--my tummy and butt have definitely gotten bigger.
And I have no one to blame but myself.
Now, I'm not freaking out and I've been (mostly) on track since my weigh in on Thursday, but geez, it's annoying to know that 2.5 weeks of bad eating means that you actually can gain weight. Since the start of my diet in March, the scale has consistently moved downward, and I kind of got used to shrinking. In fact, I started to believe I was just on a downward trend and I'd never get big again. But now I know that's not true--it's really really easy for me to put on weight. So in some ways this is a good wake-up call for me.
Moving on, yesterday was a success at counting points/ staying within points but I failed to get any exercise in and I didn't hit many of my GHGs. I also spent too much money on food--Subway for lunch and Chipotle for dinner. By the way, the burrito bowl (sans sour cream and cheese) is only 11 points under the new system and you get a ton of food! By comparison, my subway combo--turkey sandwich (with light mayo and cheese) with baked chips--is 12 points and not nearly as much food or as filling.
Today, I'm going to try to get in at least one serving of milk and eat more fruits and vegetables. I'm also headed to the gym after work, come hell or high water ;) I packed my gym bag in the car and I'm forcing myself to go. How do you all meet your GHGs? What strategies do you have for fitting in your workouts?