Starting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 8 Weight: 477.8 lbs
Week 8 Change: +1 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 27.6 lbs
I had premonitions. My scale at home doesn't come up with the same weight as the meeting scale. But I noticed that it still wasn't moving in the right direction. I told myself that it would be fine, it would all work itself out.
One pound gain.
There are worse things. There are worse weeks. But I'm still disappointed, because this puts me a week further away from my goal.
I told my meeting leader, who gave me a comforting handshake and encouraged me to not get down about it. I told him I almost didn't want to eat breakfast, out of guilt, but I knew that would only sabotage me in the end, because i'd overeat at lunch.
So later that morning, as I finished breakfast and sat and moped, I realized I could either feel sorry for myself, or do something productive. So I went and got all my groceries for the week, and stocked my fridge with healthy food. Then I went to church and volunteered, handing out school supplies to needy students and families.
Moping over. I'm back on track.
What happened? I wasn't tracking closely. Snacking is always the hard thing for me, and I would let some things go. Also, and this is a bigger issue, I'm still struggling with my one vice: regular soda. When I was out and about, I'd fill my cup with Diet Coke, and then with Dr. Pepper. I justified it in my mind, but didn't count it against my point totals. "What's wrong with you? Just cut that stuff out cold turkey!" I can hear the chorus of exasperated voices already. Fine. I get that. (Funny, but several of these voices have no problem tying a few on at happy hour, and then rag me for what I drink. Calories are calories, kiddies.)
So this week, I'm getting back to basics. Point everything. Drink water. Avoid all sugared soda. Be more active.
And next week, I'm hoping for a 4-5 pound bounce.