I did not lose any weight this past week. In fact, I have not lost weight the last two weeks. I find the words of encouragement I gave my husband the last two weeks now ringing in my ears. It’s easy when it’s someone else, but not so easy when it’s you.
My hubby lost over seven pounds, and I am very happy for him. But not losing anything for two weeks is a bit discouraging. I am doing almost everything right-walking more, eating more veggies, but there is one thing I have no control over-carbs. I have gone over my points almost every day this past week. Only slightly on most days, but still over. They do give you some wiggle room (seven points), but that doesn’t mean you should take advantage all the time.
Carbs have always been my downfall. Too many cookies and too much bread this week have no doubt contributed to my lack of weight loss. I wrote a post about Weight Watchers and eating bread back in February of 2016 (Oprah’s “I love bread” commercial) where I pretty much said that you can’t eat bread and lose weight. I am still convinced that this has a ring of truth. Yes, I have lost inches. But the angel and the cookie demon on my shoulders are battling.
The other day I went crazy with carbs. It’s ok to do that once in awhile, but I found myself almost crazy after having cut back for so long. I have to find a strategy to keep an even keel where cookies and bread are concerned. Once again, I planned on baking this week, and once again, I will have to forego it.
I could keep cookies out of the house I suppose. I can’t eat them if they are not there. But bread is another matter. I don’t think I could do without that.
So here are my strategies for the coming week:
- Cut down on the bread by eating half a sandwich instead of a whole one
- keep the cookies in a place where I won’t see them all the time, and don’t buy any more for awhile
- no baking until I’ve lost ten pounds
- eat more fruit
- eat the allotted amount (two) of cookies instead of eating five or six
No one said that this journey would be easy. It’s a constant battle for health, and how much I want this. Having support certainly helps. I am hoping to report a weight loss next week.