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After what I thought was a bad dieting week last week, a 0.4 lb. weight gain only confirmed. While this is discouraging, it is the first time I’ve gained since I’ve been on the Weight Watchers program. Would you agree with me that losing weight, no matter how small, every week since August of last year is still pretty good? This brings my total weight loss back down to 25 lbs.
This week my battle plan is to get back to the basics and really watch my points and what food choices I make. I’m determined to stick to my meal plan and keep track of all the snacks I’m eating.
My meals and workouts for this week will be as follows:
Oatmeal – 2 SP
Banana – 0 SP
*Freezer Friendly Bean & Cheese Burritos – 1 SP
Frozen corn – 0 SP
*Freezer Friendly Bean & Cheese Burritos recipe from Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom at:
I make these with fat-free refried beans, Kraft Fat-Free Cheese, Taco Bell Taco Sauce, and Ole Xtreme Wellness tortillas. This recipe makes 24 Burritos which can be frozen and re-heated making lunch prep a breeze.
Monday – A Healthy Fast-Food Choice (Bible Study Night) – 12 SP or less
Tuesday – Cream of Chicken or Chicken Noodle Soup with Grilled Cheese – 6 SP
Wednesday – Turkey Sloppy Joes (served on Ole Xtreme Wellness Tortillas) – 4 SP
Thursday – Cream of Chicken or Chicken Noodle Soup with Grilled Cheese – 6 SP
Light Cheese Stick Wrapped with 1 large pepperoni slice – 2 SP
Turkey Stick – 1 SP
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 8 SP (Yes, I’m splurging again. My favorite candy. I love these things!)
Banana – 0 SP
Lays Poppables Snack size bag – 2 SP
2 x Pillsbury Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies (1 Serving) – 7 SP (Yes, more splurging)
Zumba four times this week – Tuesday through Thursday evenings and Saturday morning.
When trying to lose weight, it never feels good to gain. It makes you feel like you did something bad or wrong. While the last weigh-in didn’t do much to encourage me, it’s behind me now and I choose to move on. All I can do is reset my mindset and do a better job of eating foods that are good for me. However, I still plan to enjoy a couple of small splurges (see above). I believe in rewarding yourself and cutting out little splurges would make being on a diet horrible and even more discouraging.
How do you handle weight gain when you’re trying to lose? Do you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again? Or do you give in and assume the diet is over and go back to eating whatever and however much you want? Do you ever get yourself back on track? If so, what are some of your tips? Please share them in the comments below.