The Beauty Loser Weekly Update 4

 

Pic is from the starting week; I didn’t take a new pic yet, you’ll see why as you read on!

Last week I tempted the weight loss fates by eating a lot of TastyKake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes. This week, I just went all wrong, and it started by trying to eat right.

I’d start my morning off with an 80-calorie cup of yogurt, because I figured I’d be saving the majority of my calories for later in the evening, when I had no idea what I was going to eat for dinner. While this tactic wasn’t working in weeks past, because I was eating well at night and having too many calories left over, it was working – or so I thought – this past week because dinner was unpredictable. I ate out a couple times, drank alcohol three nights and did no exercise.

By eating the bare minimum for breakfast meant that by lunch, I was nuts. Shaking, headachy, cranky…I went out to get lunch on Friday and had to pull over, because I thought I was going to be sick. As soon as I started eating, taking sips of the creamy tomato soup I bought at Panera Bread, I felt myself coming back to life. Clearly, I need to eat more protein and calories for breakfast.

It’s official. I can’t do this on my own. I need structure. I am going to join Weight Watchers as soon as I get back from vacation and can afford to go to the weekly meetings. While it’s cheaper to do it online, I feel like I need the support of meetings.

I’m still going to report my progress every week. This isn’t about my diet, this is about lifestyle change, and chronicling that here. So I’m not going anywhere!

The stats:

Weight at start of week 4: 214.4 lbs.

Weight at end of week 3:  215.8 lbs.

That’s a gain of 1.4 lbs. That brings my total weight loss since 8/8/2011 to 2.6 lbs.

How utterly disappointed in myself I am.

Strengths this week:

  • None, as far as I can see!

Weaknesses:

  • Where to begin?

My goals for week 5 are simple!

  • While I can’t seem to get this right on my own, I will continue to try until I can join Weight Watchers, which will be the end of September.
  • Mall walking in the morning before work – more on that soon!
  • Drink all my water for the day!

How are you doing with your goals for the week? Whether they are weight-loss related or something else entirely? Do you think I’m being a wimp, having to turn to a program like WW to lose weight?