Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I should have had the peanut butter bar

I am utterly frustrated and disappointed but I will blog anyway because yall deserve to know.
I went to weigh in tonight and I gained 1.6lbs (gasp, shriek). I am certain that there was a mistake but I weighed myself on two scales at work and they both said similar numbers to these.
I feel the need to justify. I was very good this week. Short of starving myself I was great. When I went to weigh in I was very bloated (vhamaivin yavin) and my stomach was killing me from the lunch I ate. I made wraps with ground turkey and grilled veggies and these new spinach tortillas that have so much fiber I think my stomach was on fiber overload. So I think that has a lot to do with the gain. Oh and of course my sweater was very heavy.
What a bummer! I kind of had this feeling that I was trying to be so open and set practical goals, and then man plans and G-d laughs! Yes, I am blaming my weight gain on G-d, at this point I feel it is justified.
But I will persevere and continue on this journey because I wore a skirt today that I have not worn since last winter and it's not perfect but it is definitely more wearable than last year. And I wore something else recently that when I first got it I could only wear with a girdle and I have now worn it sans girdle. So it is worth it to plug along and keep trying. I know it is, it is often setbacks such as these that get me off track but I am determined not to let that happen to me this time.

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

PS: All I could think when I saw the weight was, for 1.6 lbs I could have had at least one peanut butter bar!!!!


Zehava said...


I'm sorry to hear about the gain but DON'T LET IT GET YOU DOWN. I always look at weigh ins as a two week process, you need to wait and see what happens next week before you can fully understand what happened that week.

Don't allow this setback to ruin all of the hard work you have done so far! You can do it! I know you can! Use this as an opportunity to do a cheshbon of what you eat and see if there is anything you can cut out.

SaraK said...

I am so sorry, as well. I was rooting for you! When I was going to WW, a girl had her "weigh-in" dress. She would change into it at every meeting when she weighed in, this way she couldn't blame anything on her clothes. Maybe you could change into a t-shirt?

Fluctuations at different times of the month are very normal. Keep on plugging and I'm sure you will see a loss next week!

yblubin said...

Hang in there Sarah! I'm sure your hard work will pay off in the long run. Definitely don't let a couple of "up" weeks get you down and off-track.
I can't offer any sage dieting/healthy eating advice, but I just wanted you to know that I'm rooting for you.

She-nerd said...

good for you for realizing that there's more to progress than that number on the scale. the fact that your clothes fit you so much better shows that you're still a "loser" - and a winner overall! just keep at it. zehava has some good points - you should be a dietitian, Z! also, if you heard anything about the peanut butter recalls recently (for salmonella) you would be happy you didn't have that peanut butter bar anyway!

Zehava said...

She-nerd, I was born a dietician. You can thank my Mother for that. :)

Whenever people embark on dieting and don't know how, I'm always incredulous. I'm like, I knew what carbs and proteins were when I was 3 years old! :)

Also, I've been dieting, in some form or another, for my entire life. I'm pretty good at it (as Sarah would say), especially when I put my mind to it.

SK said...

Thanks all for the kind words of encouragement. I needed them.
Yedida, I am happy to see you are popping in on us every once in a while, thanks!
Its funny because for me, it's not that I don't know whats right to eat, its that I know, I often just don't have the willpower. It is worth a blog. I will save it for tomorrow's blog.