For anyone waiting for an update on my Monday weigh-in, I hope you didn’t turn purple and pass out while holding your breath.
I didn’t not post because I was unhappy with the number I saw on the scale. On the contrary: I was a little amazed to be down 2.6 pounds for the week.
On top of being a fantastic loss, it pushed me over a milestone. Since I joined WW on Jan. 1, I’ve lost 25.4 pounds.
That’s right … a little more than 25 pounds gone — this time for good (I hope). That means I’ve lost 10% of my starting weight, 248.
I’m not surprised that I’ve managed to post at least a small loss each week. As my former leader said, the program works when you work the program … and I’ve been working it hard.
What does surprise me, though, is the fact that I ate all of my Flex Points and dipped into some Activity Points and still ended up posting the largest loss I’ve had in weeks.
I was down 0.8 the first week of March, and 0.4 the second — both weeks where I didn’t eat quite so many FPs (although I came darn close the week of the 0.4 loss). Then, when I worried I’d see a gain because of my indulgence, I ended up down 2.6 pounds instead.
How does that happen? Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I’d just like to understand.
That’s three of Lindsay’s Black Bean Meatless Meatballs, made with a mix of white beans and pinto beans because I didn’t have any black beans in the pantry. I heated the finished meatballs and threw them into a serving of that TJ’s Organic Low-Sodium Butternut Squash Soup. Delicious!
I liked the meatballs so much that I ate another three for dinner Monday night. This time, I smashed them slightly on a Sandwich Thin smeared with 1 teaspoon pesto and a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge (garlic and herb). Also tasty.
Better yet, each of those delicious little suckers has just 1 WW PointPlus — a 3-ball serving is 3 Points. They look super-meaty, don’t they?
Hmm. I wonder what they’d taste like if I added some finely chopped mushroom to the mix …
With lunch out of the way, I whipped up a Tropical Mango Smoothie for the road and packed some eats for the rest of the day. Then, with Monday off because I’ll be working Saturday, I headed down the mountain to Camp Verde. I took care of some NARWA business, then hung out at Starbucks ’til the Boyfriend made it back from Phoenix.
I quite enjoyed not working Monday — but I’ll be singing a different tune later this week, when I’m stuck at the office on Saturday.
Ah well. At least I’m employed.
I kind of failed Monday’s HealthysELF task, which was to give a miss to all processed foods. I didn’t even think to check the challenge details before my walk/lunch … and by then I’d eaten processed peanut butter on a banana (pre-walk fuel) and soup from a carton. I also ended up having some Emerald PBJ mixed nuts, as well as that Sandwich Thin and pesto from a jar.
No writing got done Monday or Tuesday. I didn’t get any exercise Tuesday morning, either. Instead, the Boyfriend and I lazed around and watched “The Warrior” (his pick). It was better than I expected it to be.
Today is a new day, though. I’m planning a walk, work on perfecting a smoothie I was inspired to make Tuesday and writing time at Starbucks.
I’m raring to start on a bright, shiny new story idea. But I’m going to try something different first: An outline … or at least a synopsis. Usually I write the synopsis AFTER I finish the story, which is apparently a$$-backward.
Might as well try something new.
But before I can do that, I have NARWA paperwork to take care of. I should also do my taxes. Ugh. So much to do, so little time.
I did manage to get a 10-minute workout, courtesy of the GoFitGals Desk Jockey Stretches video. However, my muscles are stiff and sore enough — for no apparent reason, I might add — that I’m contemplating breaking out the foam roller.