What do you do when you have a really big gain???
Here's what I'm planning to do: Look back at the last week, see what I ate and how I exercised. Figure out what, if anything, went wrong. Move on immediately into a GREAT week. Oh, and NOT FREAK OUT.
Well folks, I gained a whopping 2.8 pounds this week. The ironic thing is that is exactly how much my first loss at Weight Watchers was. :-) I remember looking at that little stamp at the meeting and being in a state happy wonderment when the receptionish wrote "-2.8". In one week? I had lost 2.8 in one week of eating less?!
In the same (but opposite) fashion, I have gained 2.8 pounds in one week of eating more. Lots more.
And I do know that in the beginning of Intuitive Eating, weight gain is common. Heck, it's the first time in years that I've rejected the diet mentality and allowed myself to enjoy any and all foods in whatever quantities I see fit.
The way that I gained this week is simple: I slacked a bit (okay, a lot) on listening to my hunger signals. I didn't even keep my food hunger journal. I thought that I had "mastered" it. Nope, I was wrong.
So to remedy this, I'm planning on going back to a pretty ancient concept this week:
Food is fuel.
I'm going to attempt to go back to eating the same kinds of things that I ate while on the Simply Filling Technique, with little to no "junk" food. Mostly whole, nutritious foods.
Kind of like how Angie over at Oh She Glows eats: Intuitively, but with a strong focus toward healthy and whole food choices. That will be me this week!
I have added another page to the top of my blog for pictures of my foods. You don't have to look at it throughout the week if you don't want to, but I'm planning to take pictures of all of my meals and snacks for a week and see if that helps me make healthier choices.
Here's a picture of me taken just a couple of days ago (that I like, of me in a swimsuit, sitting down no less), to make myself feel better:
|happy and confident in my own skin! Imagine that.|
By the way, I'm still in my goal weight range, just barely. So I'm not beating myself up, I just cannot afford to have another week like this.
Okay, rant over. Moving on.