2 lbs down this week. What?!
I always lose the most when I least expect it. Last week I attended two gluttonous food events and had several meals out. I ate pumpkin pie ice cream, mac and cheese, alligator fritters (delicious, I promise), and more.
Now I think I know what all those weight loss commercials mean when they say “results may vary.” Don’t try this at home, kids. Although maybe I AM on to something here…
I’ve been around the Weight Watchers block before. While I never stuck to WW this long previously, I did do my fair share of research (anyone who diets frequently is probably an encyclopedia on health – we just struggle with the practical application of our knowledge!). The concept of a “cheat day” to help with weight loss is pretty widely known. So it’s really not THAT surprising that the weeks that I’m losing the most are the ones that I have one significantly higher WW point day. (And well, as was the case this week, sometimes it’s more than one day.) My point is, I’m not eating the exact same amount every day. And according to some that has a positive metabolic effect since you keep your body guessing. That may be a crock, but if anything I think allowing for one day with more indulgence is keeping me on track all the other days of the week.
In other news, I’ve acquired two health-related gadgets: a juicer and a Jawbone UP activity monitor. So far I love both! More to come once I use them for a while.
Next week is my 16th weigh in, which is considered a milestone in the Weight Watchers world. I think I get a key chain. Yippee. It should say “I lost 20 pounds and all I got was this stupid key chain.” (I may be in a positive mindset these days but the snark will never die.)