This week was the first week where I gained. Yes, there was that one time I weighed in and technically my weight had gone up. But remember I had gone to an evening meeting that week and believe it was water weight, etc. Had I weighed in that morning I do not believe the number would have been the same. This week, however, that is not the case. I gained.
It was only a pound. I’m ok with it. It was my low week and the three days leading up to the day I weighed in I made decisions that were maybe not the best. Therefore I know what led to the weight gain and can learn from it.
There had been pizza at work the day before. I didn’t eat any of the pizza because I know that it is high in points and had brought my lunch. So I stayed away. But on Thursday, there were leftovers and I had had a very low point breakfast. Meaning I could afford the points.
I remember thinking to myself. Should I eat this? Probably not. Can I afford to eat this? Yes I can. Am I actually going to eat this pizza? Yes!
And so I did.
Eating the pizza is not necessarily a bad thing. Eating it after I had already eaten the lunch that I brought to work, essentially then eating 2 lunches in the same day, was.
Also at work, there is a cafe downstairs. I have certain items off the menu that I feel are perfectly acceptable for me to eat and stay within my daily points should I not bring my lunch that day. Each day though, they will have a special of the day. I tend to stay away from ordering the special because it’s a lot of food and usually not something that would be within my daily points.
I had a few extra points on Friday and felt that I could afford to do so this day. So I ordered the special which was a tenderloin sandwich.
Sandwich meaning bread and tenderloin meaning fried. Yep, it was a lot of points. I estimated 19 points. I only ate the sandwich though. No fries. Unfortunately the sandwich wasn’t as good as I had hoped it to be and probably would have been better off just having fries for lunch. lol
There is a bakery here in town – Fervere Bakery. They have this menu item that people go nuts over called a Cheese Slipper. I had heard about the Cheese Slipper but had never had one. They only serve them on Saturday evenings at 6pm. And only during the summer months. For 2 1/2 years I had known of these delicious pieces of bread and cheese and for 2 1/2 years I had not made the effort to try one.
When I saw on FB Saturday afternoon that there were only two more Saturday’s that the Cheese Slippers would be offered I knew I had to get one. I didn’t want another summer to slip by and have to wait until next year.
BTW this was on my 30 by the 30th list but didn’t do it in July because it’s bread and cheese and I really wanted to get my 25# charm on my birthday. So going last Saturday was kind of two birds one stone. I was able to mark if off my list and I wouldn’t have to wait until next summer. Yay!
These Cheese Slippers are somewhat of an event. The bakery is closed and is only reopened for a short time. People start waiting in line more than an hour prior to the doors opening. I got there exactly one hour prior to 6pm and there were already several people waiting in line. People bring lawn chairs and even adult beverages for while they wait. It really is something.
So what is a Cheese Slipper? It’s Ciabatta bread stuffed with cheese then topped with various ingredients. There are usually 3-4 options to choose from. One is their classic, this is what I got, and is topped with an egg and chives. Last Saturday, they also had Tomato & Basil, Eggplant with Feta and Roasted Poblano with Corn.
The egg option is always available. The others will change from week to week. It was good. It was huge though! I couldn’t eat all of it. Next time I go, and I will go back, I would like to try one of the other options and I hope that there is someone with me so that maybe we could share.
There is nothing wrong with any of the decisions that I made. I should be able to and can enjoy these food items. I’m human. I can’t deny myself all the time. But eating such foods three days in a row…now that was probably not the best. Quite honestly, it can lead to forming the poor eating habits I am trying so hard to change.
So I know why I gained last week. I ate a lot of bread, cheese and fried food. It will happen though. And it’s only a pound. I feel very confident that I will lose it and more this week.
Also, I have a fitness plan in place for the remainder of August. I have a race Sunday the 27th and need to get in shape for it. Honestly I should have started training for it over a month ago. Two weeks is better than nothing though.
I’ve started lifting weights and running on the treadmill. I plan to lift two days a week on Sundays and on Wednesdays. This will give me a couple days in between for my muscles to recover. I am not sure how many days I will run but am hoping to increase my distance over the next couple of weeks. My plan is each day I am at the gym to either lift or do 30 minutes on the elliptical and to also run on the treadmill. I have started with 1 mile and would like to increase my distance by increments of a 1/2 mile leading up to the day of the race.
It’s always nice to have a plan but it’s the follow thru that really counts. So far I have done well. Fingers crossed that I continue to do so!