Many of you may wonder how I can write a post with this title in the middle of the week, but I here I am referring to my Weight Watcher week, which runs Wednesday-Tuesday.
I'll admit that some of these things I did not learn for the first time this week, but I often have to learn things over and over and over again before they stick. And I don't mean the multiplication tables--those were easy. This is the stuff that is slow sinking in:
- It is difficult (though not impossible, they tell me) to have a good weight loss week if the previous week you lost 4.2 lbs.
- It is even more difficult if you aren't writing down anything you eat, nor are you actually calculating points on at least 50 percent of the things going into your mouth.
- It is difficult (though not impossible, it's true) to have your sister bake and decorate an amazing cake and to not partake of said cake. I wouldn't want to be rude! (It tasted as good as it looks. Isn't she amazing?)
- It is fun to watch your husband and son work long hours on a lightsaber cake for the Blue and Gold Dinner. Mostly because the rules say that you can't help. But they don't say anything about eating the scraps of cake that are not used in the final product.
- (Even though I am not eating chocolate until Easter, I still love yellow cake. And they had almost an entire yellow cake left that they didn't use for their lightsaber.) I pick at extra cake lying around my kitchen.
- Putting the leftover yellow cake in the freezer will only mean that I'll eat cold yellow cake instead of warm.
- I obviously have a thing for cake that is sick and twisted and out of control.
- It is easy to justify sleeping in instead of going to the gym when you are sick. This was a viable excuse for one week, as I had the flu for a solid 5 days.
- It is easy to justify to oneself at 4:45 am that you might need a few more days to recover from that flu that you were so sick with last week. (Such justifications lasted an entire week after the flu was gone.)
- It is difficult to get back into the habit of going to bed early when you haven't been to the gym in 2 weeks.
- It is even harder to go to bed early when you are playing Spades, and (finally) beating your brother-in-law.
- Going to your first spin workout in two weeks after staying up late and eating cake is not recommended.
- Eating yellow cake, not counting points, sleeping through workouts and eating a gorgeous pillow cake with the accompanying white chocolate tiara does not equal weight loss. It equals weight gain. Ugly weight gain. (After my weigh in, I threw the rest of the cake in the trash. Except for the bites I took on the way to the trash can. I really have a problem!)
- I guess I need to get back on the program if I'm going to fit into my spring clothes by spring!:)