I just got back earlier this week from BlogPaws at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. BlogPaws is THE yearly conference for pet bloggers. You can learn more about it over at my pet blog, Irresistible Pets.
The conference covered the majority of our meals which was awesome financially but it made me nervous about sticking to my Weight Watchers plan. You can’t control the meals that are served or the ingredients that are included. However, the one thing I could control is the portions and choices I made. Overall, I think I did pretty good with that but it was nearly impossible to accurately track because I had no clue how many points were in the food. Oh and of course I ate a slice of the famous BlogPaws cheesecake. Just one! I’m not dead people! You still have to LIVE on this plan for life! Eat the cheesecake and move on!
We did manage to get in some walking too. . . lots of it!
By the last day, I could barely walk. My feet were literally 5 times their normal size! I’m not sure if it was due to dehydration in the dessert environment or just being on my feet for 5 days straight. I was so nervous to weigh in because I knew my weight would be inflated due to the swelling.
The old me would have skipped the weigh in altogether and waited until next week. Well, for me personally that does a couple of negative things.
1. It doesn’t allow me to face the truth. Therefore, I can’t make a plan of attack. Seriously people, what you don’t know CAN hurt you!
2. I would probably fall of the wagon, eating everything in sight and then be double terrified to jump on the scale next week. Eventually, leading to me giving up on the program just because I couldn’t face a possible weight gain. Silly, right?!
Weekly Weigh In Results
I decided to bite the bullet and come face to face with the damage. When I say I was swollen I wasn’t kidding. Literally yesterday, I weighed in at 243 and today I’m down to 239.3 which is my official weight I’m logging in my tracker. That means I gained 1.3 lbs and I’m actually ok with that. It’s not bringing me down! Normally this would sabotage all my efforts but not this time. I was out of my environment for FIVE days, one month into my recommitment to Weight Watchers. I didn’t know the points of the foods I was eating and most importantly, I HAD FUN, ate what I wanted in moderation, and I don’t feel guilty about any of it! I feel alive!
So, how did you all do this week? Looking forward to seeing everyone’s results!
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”