Weigh In Monday and Easter

Monday, April 6, 2015

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Before I tell you how I did this week, I want to show you a few pictures from our weekend! Some of these are too cute not to share! 

Egg Coloring

Owen gave up with the egg scooper and just started using his hands! 

They had so much fun coloring eggs this year!

Easter Morning

This girl has a little bed head going on! 

Egg Hunt

I am so disappointed because we never took a family picture when we were dressed up, but at least I got pictures of the fun stuff! Now, onto to other business....

Well, 4 weeks in and my first gain. I am not surprised that I gained, I am actually surprised I didn't gain more! I almost skipped the meeting because I knew I was going to gain and I was tired and didn't want to get up early on Saturday morning to find that out. But...after going to the meeting, I was glad that I did because 1) I found that I gained less than I expected 2) I felt better after talking with the leader 3) It kept me accountable. Living life isn't going to mean that I never gain, that I go through this process without some gain weeks, so I have to own up to them! Remind me of this again next time I think I gain and want to bail :)

So, you are wondering what happened this week? PMS happened this week (if there are men reading, I apologize) but that is the only explanation, well, and of course the choices I made, related to PMS. On Tuesday, I wanted something sweet. I would have paid any amount of money for something delicious! I decided that I have been wanting to make Mix and Match Mama's Carrot Cake Neiman Marcus Bar, and what a perfect week to do it, Easter week! So, I get home, make it up and pop it in oven. I taste tested the bars before dinner, we all had them for dessert, and then of course before bed I had another bar. In my head, I know I haven't made a great choice by eating quite so much of it. It had to be quite a few points per bar, but I had yet to figure out how many. Laying in bed, I start calculating and the first thing I put in is the box of dry cake mix and it is 63 points....oh boy. Total points for the pan of bars, 157 points. ONE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN POINTS...for REAL? I have eaten like a quarter of the pan at this point.  *If you are not on Weight Watchers, you should totally try the bars...amazing!!

I had already eaten some of my extra points on Saturday when we took the kids to lunch, so I didn't have a ton to spare, so now it is Tuesday and I am in the negatives. The rest of the week, didn't get better. I still wanted to eat sweets, although I only had a small piece of the bars again the next day and left the rest to everyone else. But I stuck my hand in the jelly beans a few more times than I would like to admit. And somehow Cadbury mini eggs ended up coming home with me one day and I may or may not have had one two three, OK, four handfuls of them. 

Then we had Easter, I ate some more sweets and now I am over it. Just like that the feeling is gone. I am back in the game! Is this week going to be perfect? I think so!  After the weekend, I have no extra points left, so I need perfect 28 point days from now until Saturday and since I gained last week, a little exercise probably wouldn't hurt either! I am hoping by having 5 perfect days I will at least lose what I gained last week! 

3 Things I learned last week on Weight Watchers...

1) My leader pointed out that, I have lost a total of 10.3 pounds in 4 weeks, that is a great number! It makes my average weekly loss around 2.5+  pounds and that is exactly where I want to be. 

2) I know that I am going to have a sweet attack happen every 4 weeks, so I need to prepare. These Oreo Bites would have been a perfect sweet snack and I could have eaten them all for less than one square of those bars! Which brings me to #3...

3) DO. NOT. make a recipe without calculating the points. FIRST!

No meal plan this week, with Easter yesterday, I didn't get a chance to make one, but as soon as I finish this post I am writing one out, because the key to perfect days, is a plan! I hope everyone has a great week! 

Linking up today...

A Fresh Start

1 comment :

  1. Good for you! You went to the meeting AND you learned a few things!


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