Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Off the Wagon?

Well, I didn’t fall completely off the wagon this weekend, but I did drag my toe off the back of it and let the dust blow right up in my face. Unfortunately, the scale acted as if I had flung myself off the wagon while moving full speed. On Friday, I weighed myself, and I’d lost 3 lbs since my Monday weigh-in. WOO-HOO!! On Sunday, I weighed myself, and I’d GAINED 2 lbs since my Friday weigh-in. OOOOPS! Two pounds in two days.

Here’s what happened. On Saturday, I was craving a burger and fries, so I thought to myself, “Well, I will make home-made burgers and oven fries, which will be so much healthier than let’s say a meal from Five Guys!” Ultimately, I felt like I was making a good decision. I wouldn’t feel deprived, but it wouldn’t be as bad as getting it out. Here’s the thing: I DID NOT want ground turkey. I WANTED (in my mind each of my wants were needs) beef. I DID NOT want a whole wheat bun. I WANTED a Kaiser roll. I also WANTED bacon and cheese on my burger. My fry choice was Alexia frozen Rosemary & Garlic oven fries. So, I planned my whole day accordingly, counted every calorie, and allotted enough for this meal to happen within my calorie range for the day. I also worked out. You might think, “Well, of course you would work out knowing you were going to eat this meal.” Yes, that is how a “normal” person thinks. If there is one thing we need to get straight right now, it is that I am not normal. The old me would have said, “Why should I work out when I am going to eat a bacon cheese burger and fries for dinner?” So, I suppose that is a step in the right direction (along with not driving to Five Guys and ordering a bacon cheese burger, which if you know Five Guys, you also know that their “regular” burger is a double). I will say, my homemade meal was DE-LISH-US!! And, I stayed within my calorie range…YAY ME, right?!!? We’ll see.

Then, Sunday comes. The girls are at my parents for the afternoon. I know, I know, two weekends in a row…I am a lucky lady. So, the hubby and I go out to lunch for sushi. Not too bad, right?!?! Right, sort of. I had a seaweed salad and California roll, which I asked for with real crabmeat and no mayo. We also ordered Chicken Mei Fun (thin rice noodles) to share. After the California roll and salad, I was actually full. I should have stopped, but I “tasted” the Mei Fun, and it was yummy, so I ate some…too much. And let me just say, I really had to force myself to stop eating it even though I was completely full. It just tasted so damn good. I did bring over half of it home since my husband was also full from his sushi rolls. Still, when I went home and added it up, it really wasn’t too bad calorie-wise, and I was so full into the evening, I just ate a small dinner. Worst part about Sunday, I didn’t workout. Probably dipping every piece of my California roll into a giant vat of soy sauce and wasabi didn’t help much either.

So, why the two pound gain if I hit my calorie target? Well, according to my new BFF, My Food Diary, I was way over on saturated fat and sodium. DUH! So, I am hoping that most of those two pounds were water weight. I got right back on track on Monday, and I will be doing a mid-week weigh-in in hopes of having already undone that damage.


  1. Glad that you were able to get right back on track yesterday and didn't beat yourself up over having 2 meals that you really enjoyed. We need to enjoy things now and then.

    Doesn't it suck though that it takes next to nothing to jump a couple pounds in a few days. I'm sure it's the salt. :o)

  2. I know! Why can't I lose two pounds as easily as I can gain them!!