Good news! Somehow, I lost another three pounds this week! That means I've managed to lose the last of the 5 lbs I gained on vacation. It felt good to see that number on the scale!
I say that I don't know how I lost three pounds in a week, because I didn't even attempt to go to the gym this week, but I stayed on target with my WW tracking. I actually came in under my points this week, and way under my daily points yesterday, due to what I would like to say was due to a stomach bug, but in reality was really a nasty hangover. Oops.
Note to self: when attending a dinner party, eating sparsely throughout the day, and like a bird at said dinner party does not mean it's a good idea to drink the rest of your daily points and then some. I thought if I went easy on the food and saved my points for drinks that I'd be good, but I got sick. Horribly horribly sick. Yes, I mixed. Yes, I failed to drink water. Yes, I failed to eat. Yes, I probably had a bottle of red all to myself throughout the course of the evening. Yes, I ate the vodka soaked gummy bears and behaved scandalously. (No, I won't be thrilling you with the details!) And, yes, I know better... but I did it anyway, and I paid for it. Believe me, I paid for it with one of the worst hangovers I've ever had. We've all been there, right?
I'm not trying to visit that awful place anytime again soon, trust me. ***TMI ALERT*** If you've ever considered getting lap-band, let me tell you something they will never mention in a seminar. Once you get it, even if you have it unfilled like me, you will never again be able to throw up like a normal person. It just doesn't work. It's pretty much a one way street. When you're sick and your body says it's time to get rid of something, it's going to keep trying to get rid of it whether you're able to bring up anything or not. It's really really difficult to get it all out of your system. You will be very, very sore for days. And you will have horrible hiccups because you've irritated the tissues in the area. Hiccups with a headache and nausea absolutely suck. I still only feel like I'm at about 85% today (Monday) and the craziness went down on Saturday night. ***This concludes the TMI portion of this week's blog post. You're welcome.***
As for the rest of the week, I actually spent most of it actually at the office. I get to work from home most of the time, but the fan went out in my laptop and I had to commute while it was being repaired. (I know, poor baby!) That meant getting up an hour and a half earlier than normal every day, packing a lunch, and staying on program with all the usual free goodies around. I'm proud to say that I was able to enjoy the goodies in moderation (one of my company's partners delivered a stack of pizzas for the office on Wednesday, another delivered chocolate chip cookies on Thursday, and a third delivered a huge bowl of chocolate candies that I had to walk past every time I left my desk.)
I also went out to sushi with a good friend that I hadn't seen in almost four years on Thursday. We had a fantastic time catching up and feasting on all sorts of wonderful little fishies.
I'm sure I've said it before, but one of the things about Weight Watchers that really works for me is that I can budget my points to allow myself indulgences like going out for sushi, and I still know where I stand. Any time I tried to diet on my own, or do more restrictive programs, sushi would have felt like an enormous cheat, but not on WW. I was tightfisted with my points throughout the week so that I could do sushi on Thursday, and my friend's epic and notorious dinner party on Saturday. I've done really well at staying within my points, but if I do have a day where I fall off track, it's easy to pick it up again anew the next day and start fresh.
This week I plan to stick to my guns, stay on target, and try to get in more activity even if I'm not doing it at the gym. I'm very happy that I ditched the vacay weight, but I'm also behind on my goal for the year at this point. I'd hoped to lose at least one pound a week, and as of now, I'm down 6.5 lbs for the year, and we're ten weeks in. I've got some catching up to do! Hopefully by this time next week I'll have more good news to report.