Okay, so after seven weeks on Weight Watchers and an over all gain of .8 pounds, I'm FINALLY getting the hang of this.
The program stresses tracking as a key component. Oh how right they are.
Here's the recap of my tracking suckiness:
Week One: Tracked every single thing I ate - Lost 3.2 pounds
Week Two: Tracked four of the seven days - Gained .4 pounds
Week Three: Tracked thee days (got the flu) - Lost .2 pounds
Week Four: Still sick, tracked one day - skipped weigh in
Week Five: Tracked one day - Gained (over a two week period) 4.8 pounds
Week Six: Did not track - Lost .6 pounds
Week Seven: Did not track - Lost .2 pounds
Okay, so I did lose by not tracking a couple of weeks, but I think that was pretty much just luck. I've been exercising more, now that softball has started and not been eating as much. If you look at week one, where I tracked every thing, you'll see it was my biggest loss.
What's really upsetting is that I'm ABOVE my start weight. That 4.8-pound gain really threw me off track. I'm slowly chipping away at it, but it completely erased my loss AND put me over my start weight.
I spent some time at Safeway the other day and spent $150 on groceries. Eating healthier is so much more expensive. I bought strawberries and grapes which are two of my favorite fruits and I can't wait to scarf them down.
My goal this week is to pack my lunch at least three days and track every day. You know what "they" say... baby steps.