The Really Really

February 18, 2010

Last week, after a turn down “I don’t feel like doing Weight Watchers this week” lane, I was miraculously awarded with a 1.4lb weight loss on Monday night.  Stunned, shocked, and sporting a Cheshire grin, I celebrated by going out to dinner at Megu.  Ok, so I was already planning to go to dinner pre-weight loss, but that dinner our marked the beginning of a celebratory week, which included many cookies, dinner at the amazing BLT Steak, ramen noodles and pizza from Layla Jones.  Not exactly a great week for weight loss.  Some where along the line I decided to stop counting my points.  When am I going to learn my lesson that I can’t go out to dinner on Monday nights?  Monday nights become lost weeks. 

P.S. Dinner at Megu was very tasty and since it was the Restaurant Week menu, it was lighter than usual and I didn’t leave feeling stuffed.  Ran said he left wanting a slice of pizza, but I digress.

This Monday, I enjoyed a day off for President’s Day and failed to get into NYC for my weigh-in.  Lived in the land of Denial until Wednesday morning when I decided to track my foods from yesterday.  (How bad could it be?)  Well, it could be bad, very bad! 

HORRIBLE TRUTH DISCOVERED THIS WEEK:  Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, 3 cookies are 4 points!  I mean, what the hell?  I think I scarfed about 6 of them down last night before dinner.  Damn.  And I didn’t even have a glass of milk for dunking!  Imagine how many I could have enjoyed with a tall glass of icy cold milk?  16?!!?!

I tracked Tuesday and found out I’d eaten roughly 35 points.  Um, I get 24 for each day, so what the hell happened?  What really happened is that I didn’t count and I ate what I wanted (to a certain extent) and I guesstimated my way thru it and was off by about 6 points.  Good show, Marie!  ( * shaking my head sarcastically *) 

I’m back on track now.  Ate a solid 25 points today.  I don’t know if I can correct the damage from earlier in the week in time for weigh-in, but I gotta try.  If I give up on me and go by the “guesstimation” rule, I’ll be right back where I started soon enough.

The really really of January – up .2lbs.  Consider it a success and move on to bigger losses and days filled with “triumphs over food”.

Sunday just so happens to be the last day of my Weight Watcher week.  I’m so proud to report that I went to the gym 2x this weekend, and earned a total of 13 activity points for the week!  This got me thinking, “What if I write a weekly blog post recapping my week – the good, the bad, and the ugly?”  Here it goes.

Total points eaten: 219

Total WPA eaten: 35 (the max)

Total Activity points earned: 13

Meals eaten out: 7

Favorite thing I ate this week: Mushroom Risotto from Cafe Mei Mei

Least favorite thing I ate this week: Spicy Tuna Roll from Tenzan, yuck!  I even sent it back to the kitchen!

Triumph over food: Going out to eat at Outback Steakhouse.  I spent 15 minutes on the website beforehand figuring out what would be the smartest menu for me.  I landed on a 6oz Outback Special steak (no butter preparation), Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad (a little indulgence), Fresh Seasonal Veggies (no butter), for a total of 15 points.  The “shame on you” award goes to Outback for not even listing the 6oz Outback Special on the menu!  I asked specifically for it, and it was served to me, so why isn’t in on the menu?  We don’t want people to have a lower fat (and price) option?  …tsk tsk tsk Outback, shame on you!

I weigh-in this evening, but I don’t want to make the weekly recap about “how much I lost/gained this week”, because that’s not really the point.

Having said that, I better be down this week! 🙂

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