Well, another disappointing weigh-in. It was another weight gain. Not a lot, but still a gain. Two bumpy weeks in a row, but I am more determined. When I plugged my numbers into my weight tracker, the message said to review my tracker and see what changes I had made. And that's exactly what I did! Here's what I found. The first few weeks when I had a significant loss, I had made a protein shake for breakfast. It was quick and I didn't feel hungry before lunchtime. For some reason, I have been eating cereal these last two weeks. I noticed a rise in my mid morning blood sugar readings, and perhaps that cereal also contributed to my weight gain. For lunch, I had been eating tomatoes with sandwiches or soup. Our tomato season has ended, and store bought tomatoes just don't taste like our home-grown. I had been eating one slice of thick sliced bologna on my sandwich. Perhaps, this next week I will try thick sliced turkey with mustard and pickles, and drink a tomato juice (Mmm). There were no significant changes in dinner, but I had changed my evening snacks. Also, I found that I had not been eating my yogurt. That will change! This morning, I am making a protein shake, but I don't have any fresh strawberries. I have strawberry protein powder which I haven't tried yet, so I'm going to add a container of strawberry yogurt to my milk and use the strawberry powder. And, I will start pushing the water.
I am now realizing that although I am staying in my points allowed, what I choose to use for those points can, and does,make a difference. I am so glad that I am using the Weight Watchers online site because I wouldn't have thought to look at my food tracker had they not suggested it. Just as with my blood sugar numbers, what I choose to put into my mouth affects my weight numbers. Its a fresh week and time to make a fresh start,