and not for the reason you would think!
Last Monday morning I woke up with a nasty tummy ache...I was miserable all day with it.
Yesterday (well Sunday really) I came down with the nastiest cold. Sunday morning I started getting a sore throat. By Sunday night I felt really punky. By Monday morning I was MISERABLE!!!
I actually spent all but about 4 hours of my day in bed yesterday. And part of that time up and about was because I had to drive a kid to drum lessons and feed my kids their healthy Burger King dinner! D was working from early afternoon till late late last night so I had to deal with the kiddos a little bit. Though honestly, Aleena was such a great help with them all yesterday. I gave her 3 of my old eyeshadows as payment. She's still pretty easy I guess! lol
I went to WI last Saturday knowing it would be bad. I had that crazy day last Saturday then thought I could just do some manipulating to make it all better. I realized I was trying to turn WW into some weird fad diet...like if I only eat these kinds of foods all day I'll be OK. I had a really low point week (for me..meaning I didn't use all my flex points) but I was eating later at night...because I was STARVING so I would justify a bowl of cereal at 10 pm. Then my bathroom scale just kept going up and up and up. By Thursday I felt gross. My scale said I was up like 8 pounds from the week before...and I just didn't care anymore! We went to dinner with the in-laws and I ate a grilled veggie quesadilla not even giving a rip about points. Then something happened on Friday. I started eating my fruit again...and drinking my water. I'm not sure what but all of a sudden I felt like ME on WW again.
So WI Saturday....up 4.4! Yes, over FOUR pounds!!! I just felt gross about myself, too. I had to run by Target on my way home. I wanted to try on some pants just to see what size I was fitting into. I was preparing myself for the worst, but still hoping for the best. I grabbed a 10 and a 12 of this style that I really liked...and that also had NO stretch to the fabric. I tried on the 12's first. And they fit me perfectly. Granted I would have loved to have the 10's look like on me but I looked really good and thin in those pants. I didn't look like I was hanging out anywhere...they just fit like a glove and I looked good. I started to put the 10's on...yeah right! I didn't buy either since we don't have the money right now. But I do think about how I looked in those pants.
On Sunday we were going to a friends' to celebrate another friend's birthday. I offered to bring something but was assured it was handled. They were doing ribs. I don't really like ribs a whole lot...and they are one of those things that if I am going to eat, I want to be at home where I don't have to worry about getting it all over myself. I was taking hot dogs for my littles. And I decided to take zucchini brownies too. I ran those through the recipe builder and found they were 5 points for a good sized one.
So I had a plan. I ended up skipping the ribs. We were also served a scalloped potato dish. I sampled it but it honestly tasted more like cream than potatoes so one bite was enough. There was a spinach salad with bacon and egg and a great dressing...but there was too much dressing for my taste so I didn't finish a lot of that. I pigged out on the fruit salad and the bowl of sweet cherries sitting by me. I guess the fact that I was still carrying around extra pounds of water or SOMETHING in my belly coupled with the fact that the pants I had on (size 12) were feeling quite tight around my waist made it easy to eat only what I felt comfortable eating. I didn't take any dessert either but I let myself eat a bite or two of my 3 little ones' leftovers.
The ironic thing is that not only did I wake up feeling miserable on Monday morning but I also woke up about 5 pounds lighter than I started the weekend. I love fruit! LOL
I should add too that the friends we were with....one of them I haven't seen in probably a year or so. The other couple I hadn't seen since April or so. They were so complimentary about how I looked...how much I have lost...all that. That's what I need to remember after a crappy WI like that. Yes I gained over 4 pounds last week...of water...salt...junk food....whateer. But I have still lost THIRTY POUNDS...and that is a huge accomplishment!