Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weight Watchers, Week 5 - I gained. :(

Yep, that's right, folks... I gained half a pound this week. The good thing is that I think I know where I went wrong.

#1. Mother Nature takes some of the blame *ahem*. Nothing I can do about that.

#2. I am not consuming all of my points most days, and I think that's working against me. I'm not doing it on purpose, it's just that I'm not that hungry anymore. I don't snack, and most of the time I don't even want to EAT. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am fine with drinking smoothies 2 meals out of the day (I'd do it for three if I had a blender at work). However, it was explained to me that digesting liquids uses less energy than digesting and breaking down actual food, so I am burning even less calories. I'm really doing myself a disservice.

I really though that with eating less and really stepping up the exercise that I'd see a nice change on the scale this week, but I didn't. There is always next week! While this wasn't my happiest weigh in, I don't feel discouraged or want to give up. I love Weight Watchers, being active, and my current lifestyle. I'm not going to stop!

Here is last night's dinner (though I didn't eat it, I opted to have a smoothie instead). Can you guess which one is mine? (Hint: it's not the one covered in so much cheese that you can't even see the tortilla!)

I'll be eating it for lunch just a few minutes, actually! Yum.

My goal for this week is NO SMOOTHIES AS MEAL REPLACEMENTS. I will allow myself an occasional 2 pt WW smoothie WITH a meal, but not AS a meal. And my mocha PB smoothies will only be a treat after an extra hard workout at the gym on weekends. Looks like my chewing muscles are going to get a long-overdue workout!


  1. Nothing wrong with a lil gain! And besides, it was only 1/2 a pound. Next week will be different :) Oh and that mocha pb smoothie sounds delish! Recipe?

  2. There is a link to the recipe a post or two back. Be forewarned, they are addicting!