Monday, August 20, 2012

254.4: Slippery Slope Saturday and Hard Core Carb Sunday

When I weighed this morning I was prepared for the worst. If 254.4 is the worst, I'm relieved.

You may be asking, "Why are you relieved? You didn't lose weight."

Allow me to elaborate. Last week was the hardest I've had since I began Medifast in June. I know it's because I've been 'sneaking' bites of this and that for a while. I tried really hard last week, but the hormones made it super-duper hard. Whine. Blame. Still, I saw 252.4 on the scale and I hoped to see 249.something by Sunday.

Friday I began to detour from my path to success. I was shopping at Target and picked up a Lindt caramel sea salt milk chocolate bar. Mistake #1, but I thought maybe a small bite of quality chocolate would help me scratch my itch. As I was shopping, I saw some ice cream toppings (little jars of peanut butter chips and sprinkles and chocolate chips and sprinkles) that looked tasty for a bit of sweet treat so I chose those instead of the candy bar. Mistake #2; twice the calories and half the quality. I ate much of one jar on the way home from the store--even though there were some cookie bits (gluten) in with the chocolate and sprinkles--mistake #3.

I made a taco bar for me and a friend on Saturday. I had chicken and beef fillings, crispy taco shells and all the fixin's including guacamole, cheese, rice and beans. Oh, and chips. Yummy chips. You know how I am with salty stuff... Made myself a taco salad and felt pretty darn good about things. Sent leftovers home with my friend and again felt pretty darn good about things. Then I saw the bag of chips. Yummy chips. What? How did I miss those? Did you know chips and cheese = nachos? I had nachos Saturday night.

...and three times on Sunday. To make matters worse, on Sunday I finished both jars of ice cream toppings and only had 32 ounces of water to drink. I didn't eat even one Medifast meal. Not one. I also didn't eat enough protein. By Sunday evening I had a terrible headache. I'd been fighting a cold since Saturday morning and the carb-fest didn't help at all.

Back on track today. Have had three Medifast meals so far, my Lean and Green, and 98 ounces of water. I'm hanging out with friends stamping and swimming, so there have been treats. I've done quite well--not 100% but much better than yesterday. Things can only get better, huh?

I hope so!


  1. wow, we both have been slippin on that slope.....i feel your pain, I'm up 3 ugh. not beating myself up, but not giving in as you aren't either so that is a plus for us both.

    sending hugs your way!


  2. Target is so tempting sometimes, isn't it?? With all those pretty-packaged, tempting items and whatnot . . . at least you sent your taco bar leftovers home with your friend. You could've chosen to have taco bar Sunday and taco bar Monday, too. :)

    Proud of you, Bonnie, for not letting setbacks pull you under. And for blogging so honestly and openly about them. It really is the point, I'm sure of it--learning how to get back to where you want after falling a bit behind, you know? It's just life's pattern, and life's way, and life's lesson. Thank you for sharing your up's and your down's, Bonnie. The high's seem so much more because I know you've seen the low's too and persevered through them.

    Love ya two times!