Well, my April weigh in wasn’t pretty. I was up 1.4 pounds to 148.4 pounds. And, that was a really significant gain as it put me more than 2 pounds above my goal weight which meant that I had to pay at Weight Watchers this month. This is the first time this happened since I got back to goal in the summer of 2015. The absolute most important thing, though, is that I went to the meeting knowing that I was going to weigh in enough above goal that I would have to pay. But, I went anyway.
What happened? When I weighed in for March — 7 weeks ago — I had just had a good week after 4 horrendous weeks. I was up 5.4 pounds. That was basically just flat out overeating. I tracked, but that was about all that I did that was good.
But, I had that good week before I weighed in on March 11. I diagnosed what I was doing wrong and knew what I needed to do to get back on track. And…then I had 3 bad weeks. It is fairly easy in retrospect to see what happened. One of the problems during February was that I had bought bags of popcorn with drizzled chocolate on them. And, I was overeating them. After I weighed in on March 11, I still had a couple of bags left. I just wanted them gone and resolved not to buy again. The problem is that I then…ate the bags over 2 days. That added a lot of calories to the start of that week. That would have been OK, but my mother came to visit us to celebrate her 93rd birthday. As a result, later that week we went on eat to celebrate her birthday and those calories added on resulted in that not being a great week. [Read more…]