I have exercised two days in a row! YAY!
Granted it was only 30 minutes on my exercise bike both days… but still. A step in the right direction.
Yesterday we went to Wendy’s and I am very proud to say that I got NOTHING. I ate a couple fries and a bite of my boyfriends burger and made myself something when I got home. I decided nothing there was worth the amount of points. Good call. Anyway and then today in my email HG’s (Hungry Girl’s) Fast Food Survival Guide: Wendy’s. A day late, but none the less a handy email. Next time I think I will get Wendy’s Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich – no honey mustard sauce and only 5 weight watchers points (7 with the sauce). Not too bad! The boyfriend had Wendy’s Baconater… 21 weight watchers points! Yikes. But with a name like Baconater what do you expect?
Normally I don’t post because I am slacking but in this case I haven’t been posting because my progress sucks. YES I slack sometimes but I have been at least 80% on plan lately. Of course there was my trip to Vegas and that caused a good 4 pound gain. How? Not really sure. I ate OK (not great, not bad) and I walked 10-20 miles a day. Anyway, I gained. No big deal. Expect I have gained a good 1-2 pounds more since I have come back.
At the end of my rope I did go to my doctor for blood tests – they came back fine. So I went back to my doctor to talk about my birth control – his response was that it is not my birth control and that I should eat dinner for breakfast, small lunch and nothing but steamed veggies for dinner (no butter, no salt) – I threw that idea out the door before I even walked out the door of the doctors office. This is a lifestyle change – I can not do that for a week much less the rest of my life.
Anyway. I took matters into my own hands and stopped taking my birth control. So far I have gained a pound, argh. But it has only been two weeks. My weekends are still not that great but at least I am eating mostly my own cooking (from eat shrink and be merry and crazy plates) – I just need to watch my portion control. AND get back to exercising. Even if it is just 30min a day 3 days a week.
I am going to keep going with weight watchers simply because it is easy and quicker then counting calories. I am still eating a lot of whole grains – much less refined carbs then I was – and superfoods. No real change, expect up. So more exercise I think is the key at this point. I would like to try and go lower (not low) carbs. Like maybe lower carb at dinner time, but I doubt I could handle that. Especially with all the good pastas in the cookbooks.
I don’t really know what else to say – I am trying – not exercising though – and there is no progress. But I will work to change the exercising bit and maybe it will come.