Well, it happened. I was up a pound. A whole pound. I must have looked stupid standing on the scale yesterday morning, staring at the weigh in lady like she was speaking another language. No matter how much re-assuring the nice lady (ladies) tried, I was devastated. Never have I been up that much on my journey. A little here and there (ok - only 3 times) but not once a whole pound. WTH?
I was in a funk all morning. I could not shake it. I know in my head that this is normal on the weigh loss path. But, in my heart, I failed. What could I have done differently? The great thing about the WW app is that I can go back through the week and see what might have gone wrong. So I did just that. First of all, I see where the first problem was. 2 words. Ham and Bacon. Both of which I cherish. Both LOADED with sodium. A few of the recipes that I fixed this week also called for a lot of salt. And what does salt/sodium do? Make you retain water (fluids). Easy fix - avoid those foods and cut back on the salt. I also noticed that there were a few days that I filled some of my points at the end of the day with snack foods (i.e. 2 point bars, chips and salsa, WW ice cream, etc.). I need to regroup and make some better choices. Get back to only 1 sweet at the end of the day, be it a WW bar or WW ice cream but not both.
Exercise last week? Well, I only worked out 4 times. Ok, that's fixable. Just step it back up to 5 or 6. I can do that. I did get ALL my 10,000+ steps in. I walked every day, sometimes 2 or three times. I need to be more diligent. I know that for some reason last week, I was whooped at the end of the day and really didn't want to get on the elliptical. Hubby and I did ride our bikes last Sunday and again today, which is a nice way to shake things up. If there was more time during the week, I would like to ride. But, for now my evening walks will have to do (after of course, taking a ride on the elliptical).
This week - exercise more, eat less high sodium foods and be positive! And, hopefully it will show on the scale.