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!
|Owen gave up with the egg scooper and just started using his hands!|
|They had so much fun coloring eggs this year!|
|This girl has a little bed head going on!|
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!
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