Well, another week has gone by and it's time to see how we've done, this week, on our challenge... I know some of you have been doing really well, based on the feedback we've been getting on last week's weigh-in.
Personally, I've not done so well. There are a few reasons for that, admittedly, none of them really good... :-(
First, we went to Sam's Club - you're all familiar with Sam's Club and the wonderful bakery items they put out...yeah, I knew you familiar with that!! Well, personally, I wouldn't put a foot in that area for obvious reasons, but my husband has to check it out every time we go to the store. As it turns out, he found these really yummy, moist sponge cake muffins filled with cream cheese filling...Unfortunately, hubby can eat whatever he wants in whatever amounts he wants and doesn't gain weight (forget about his climbing glucose levels and high cholesterol; he'd rather take a statin for that); he, also, seemed to be in a more "sharing" mood with his junk food and for some reason, I was less resistant than usual. You guessed it; there were 6 in the package and he "insisted" that I help him eat them (said like he forced them into my mouth and down my throat...eye roll). Anyway, these things were HUGE and heavy... we did end up cutting the bottoms off and throwing those away because the cream cheese filling didn't go all the way to the bottom - ahemm... and - we ended up throwing one away because they really were too rich, but by then, the damage was done!!
One of my doctors has advised me to be gluten, dairy, sugar, and soy free because it's better for thyroid patients. I'm not totally sold on it for thyroid, but being gluten-free also means I'm not eating the things made from refined flour I'd normally be eating, such as bread, pasta, the muffins, cakes, cookies and other things. This does seem to help with my digestion and some other issues, if not necessarily with weight loss. Of course, cutting the sugar helps with all of it... This week, with the muffins and some other things I ate, I totally fell out sync with my entire plan. How many of us can go to the fridge to get carrots and celery sticks and stare down those muffins with cream cheese filling?? I can, sometimes, but not every time.
On top of all that, my winter neighbor, who is also my winter walking partner has gone back to Oregon for the summer, so I haven't been getting out and "hoofing" my 2-4 miles every morning. It's also been cold here, so the incentive to go out and do yard work hasn't been there either. Who's interesting in planting and sprucing up when plants are still covered against the cold???
So --- all of that said, I'm up by 1.2 pounds from last week - not as bad as it could be but bad enough. We all know that I can sit here and say it was hubby's fault and it would be nice if he were more inclined to eat healthier foods and not put so much junk in my path, but we also know that I should have stared down those muffins with cream cheese filling and reached past them for the carrots and celery. I can say I didn't walk because my neighbor left and sure it's more fun to have someone to go with, but we also know there's nothing that really stopped me from going by myself, other than the motivation just wasn't there.
There was that craving for the sugar, lack of motivation to exercise, whatever it was, it's done now and I can't undo it. Because of my health issues, my metabolism isn't like that of other people, so I know that eating the wrong foods and lack of exercise brings on adverse chain reactions in my body - weight gain being only one of them.
This is a new week and a new start... We ended up throwing away one of the muffins and I don't plan to go back to Sam's Club anytime soon, even though it's just down the road... :-) My fridge is stocked with good things to eat and I have my resolve all ready for a new week...
Now it's your turn... let's hear those success stories!! Or, if by some chance, you ended up like I did, get it off your chest then be kind to yourself and start over again...
~have a great week and win by losing~