I had my weigh-in last night. I was figuring that I would gain 5 pounds and I was actually ok with that. I skipped last week because I have always gained after a big race but I normally don’t keep the post race eating spree going for another week. This time I kept it going my friends. I kept my bad eating going from Sunday May 3rd to Tuesday May12th. I am not proud of this but I wanted to tell you all the bare bones truth. For this reason, I was expecting a gain but I was just going to take it for what it was.
How did I do you may be asking yourself. WELL, I WEIGHED IN AT 183.4 LBS. That means I stayed exactly the same weight. I did not lose an ounce nor gain an ounce. What an amazing thing this is. I am so happy about it but I am not allowing this to proof that I can eat whatever and not gain weight. My body is stabilizing at it’s happy weight but I know that I can make that weight go up in no time if I don’t care about what I eat. So the eating spree is over for now. I am back on WW track today and feel really good about that.
MY EATING SPREE’S. NOW AND IN THE PAST.
One thing that I think might be the reason for why I did not gain is my perception of what an eating spree is. Sure, these last two weeks have pretty much been off program but not in the same way as “off program” before WW. Before WW, “off program” would have been a 3 foot log of summer sausage and half a pound of cheese each week. It would have been a whole large pizza twice a week. It would have been fried food after work but before dinner everyday. It would have been a huge lunch out. Now my “off program” is to eat pretty much on WW all day long and ate night I go off of program. “Off program” now means that I might eat a small bag of chips on the way home from work before I work in the yard but I skip dinner because I am working. It means that I go out to eat but don’t count my points but actually end up eating the salmon with veggies and might even have some of the bread. It means that I snack on some crackers and eat several bites of my wife’s cake. It means that I eat the more calorie packed subway sandwich instead of the loads of fried food. I guess what I am trying to say but not justify, is that now when I go off program I am still eating a million times better as compared to when I was NEVER on program.
Does that make any sense.