Are you freakin kidding me?!?!?! Arghh!!

12 Sep

I am so pissed off right now, GRRRRRR!!!!!!! I was even madder earlier but decided a post full of swears and threats from me to me would not be entertaining to read so I waited till now, when I am marginally calmer…still grrr-ing tho, grr! 😛

Why am I mad you wonder? Well, let me just spit it out…I gained weight! Gained? GAINED!!!!!!! Arrggghhhh! After not cheating all week and adding in exercise what did I do? I gained, that’s right, my plateau is at week frickin four, 4!!!! This sucks. 😦

It’s enough to make a girl wanna quit and man am I tempted but I don’t have a back up plan, it’s not like I decided if Weight Watchers fails me I will go to Jenny Craig or Herbal Magic or some other program…this is it, all I got and doesn’t that leave me screwed? sigh.

Mom thinks I should eat more, she says now that I am exercising I have to eat more of my exercise points and some of my flex points cause my body is freakin out thinking it’s not gonna get enough food now that it is more active…I am not certain I believe this. I might give it some credibility except I have been plateaued for so long, no way am I putting even more food in to me when all my body is doing is staying the same or gaining, screw that!

I am not sure what I am going to do…I can’t quit the program cause if I do I will just go back to eating how I used to which means all the pounds I did manage to lose will just jump back on to my body but following the program doesn’t seem to be doing me any good these past four weeks…four weeks! That’s ridiculous! I am never gonna get thin at this rate, sigh.

Today I ate:

1 cup Fibre 1 = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

2 pieces toast = 2 points

2 tsp margarine = 2 points

1 tbls raspberry jam = 1 point

1 timbit = 2 points

1/2 Fiesta Salad = 2.5 points

1 corn on the cob = 1 point

1 tsp marg for the corn = 1 point

2 Hershey Oh Henry cookies = 3 points

1 cup 1% milk = 2 points

1 pckg weight watchers Cheddar Twists = 2 points

So there we are, at my 22 points for the day not that it seems to be doing me any good. blarg. I also originally had a cup of soup with the salad and corn for dinner but it was so gross I only had like 3 spoonfuls of it and had to throw it out, ugh. It was Campbell’s Smoky Bacon Clam Chowder soup, I had never seen that flavour before and thought it sounded kinda good…man was I wrong! I really like soup and thought I would try it now in preperation for winter when thick creamy soups are a nice thing to have on a chilly evening but that is one soup that didn’t make the list. Ah well, gotta try new things to find out if you will like them or not. shrug.

Oh, and it seems all this time I was miscalculating the points for the Fiesta salad, oops! The nutritional info says the salad is 2 points for 100 grams and there are 4 servings in the bag, I thought this meant there are 400 grams in the bag at 2 points per serving, my math calculated the entire bag to 8 points and half a bag at 4 points…the math made sense to me. Well, I took a closer look at the bag and there is only like 326 grams in the bag…so 3 and a bit servings…hmm, who decided to do that? Eesh.  This means the entire bag isn’t even 6.5 points, it’s 6 and some random small number of points…uh, crap! How am I gonna calculate that? I have decided to  calculate the entire bag at 6 points and half a bag as 3 points…I figure guesstimating down is ok cause I don’t use all the toppings that come in the bag. There are two dressings provided and I only use one so that’s gotta take some points away, right?

So there we have it, I am still plateaued, no, not even plateaued since that implies I am staying the same, instead I am getting fatter…just frickin great! Some shrinking woman I am! Hopefully tomorrow I am over being so pissed off and my next post is not quite such a downer but for now, this is all I got…sigh…


6 Responses to “Are you freakin kidding me?!?!?! Arghh!!”

  1. Katie B September 13, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    Don’t worry about the weight gain. It is just a minor set back. I am assuming this is the first time you gained weight through this process? You can do this. It sucks having plateaued for 3 weeks and then to have gained, but you can’t give up. You were so close. Perhaps there is someone you can talk to at weight watchers when you are less mad? Keep working hard. This is the first set back (again assuming) and you can’t just give up at this point. You are so close to losing 10 pounds, which is awesome. Keep up the work!

    • shrinkingwmn September 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

      Yeah, it’s the first weight gain, up to this point I had been losing steadily, well…until four weeks ago when this stupid plateau started. grr to plateaus. I don’t actually go to meetings with weight watchers, I can’t afford to, I follow the program on my own with no help. Thanks for the encouragement Katie, I really needed it. 🙂

  2. Rachel September 13, 2010 at 6:05 am #

    Your mom is actually right about this one. When you start working out you will gain wait. I was at a talk awhile ago given by a fitness expert and he said the same thing as your mom and he’s been doing this for like the last 50 years. Eat some more of your exercise points until your body realizes that you aren’t trying to starve it. I promise you, the weight will come off 🙂

    • shrinkingwmn September 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

      just once I want to be right instead of my mom! 😛 lol. I wish my body was smarter and realized I wasn’t trying to starve it…stupid body. grr. I am so gonna hold you to that promise, if the weight doesn’t come off I am gonna sit on you! 😉

  3. capnsusie September 13, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Hi — feeling your pain. Been a ww for many, many years, and 3 times a lifetimer. Back again at meetings which is the only way for me. OK, as to your “problem” — your Mom is right. Figure it this way: each point is about 50 calories, so if you get 22, it’s about 1100 calories per day. PLUS the 35 per week, which if you spread them over the week (like they used to), would give you another 200 calories per day. Each activity point is worth 100 calories, so if you earn 4 APs, subtract that from your 22/1100 and you end up with only 700 measly calories. You should eat all your flex points (the 35) each week plus at least 1/2 your APs on the day you earn them (no banking for a binge). One other thing, make sure you get your milks and your oils — important for weight loss but also for skin tone. Try this for a couple of weeks; I guarantee it will work!!!

    • shrinkingwmn September 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

      It figures she is right, lol. I only eat 1100 calories a day??…huh, I didn’t know that. Your math makes sense, if I don’t eat my exercise points then I guess I am under-eating for the day…all this time I thought if I didn’t eat the exercise points I’d lose faster. *rolls eyes* I never eat my flex points, this is gonna be hard, I have enough trouble eating my 22 points a day! Thanks for the math tho, it helps it make more sense. 😀

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