That half pound that I lost last week was back this week, so instead of frustratingly shaking my head, I stayed after the meeting and talked to the Weight Watchers leader about my issue.
We went over what I’ve been eating (carb city!) and how much I’ve been exercising (plenty) and figured that I’m probably just really, really, REALLY carb sensitive. My Weight Watchers leader says she is, too, and she really needs to dial back the carbs when she's in weight-loss mode.
I have been turning to carb-based meals a lot the past few weeks. Cereal and milk, sandwiches, pizza -- while they’ve all been fitting into my Points allowance, it’s just not causing the scale to move in the right direction.
So after the meeting, I hit the gym for a good, long cardio and strength sesh. I thought about when I was at my lowest weight this past summer and what I was eating.
OK, this sounds nuts, but I was eating a lot more fat than I’m eating now. I’ve been cutting back on fat and increasing the carby stuff because I thought the higher-fiber carby foods would work better in my Points allowance.
After the gym, I hit Aldi and bought four avocados, which I haven’t eaten since the summer. I also bought an acorn squash and a spaghetti squash. The avocados were only 89 cents apiece and the squashes were pretty cheap as well.
I’m not going to cut out starchy carbs completely but I figure I’ll eat more vegetable-based carbs like squashes, sweet potatoes and beany-legumy things.
I’m also going to stuff more spinach and less fruit into my smoothies. Even though fruit is zero Points I haven’t been going overboard on fruit servings but in trying to get the scale to move downward, I need to shake up what I’ve been doing.
Because, like my blog header says, THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN. (It’s just taking awhile.)