Or: Holy @#$%!!!!!
I have returned from The Great Hammingbirm Junket, and my first week off the program.
And boy, what a backslide. I just did the math. What I did was, basically, revert more or less to pre-WW habits, only without sugared drinks. That is, except for that 1/3 or so of the can of regular 7-UP I tried to drink.
And totaling everything up, my eyes bugged out so far that when I turned north I saw Nettiemac's front yard.
Including tonight's meal of Chicken & Dumplings ala Seraphim, I have consumed.....
....above and beyond daily and the 35 weekly allotment. I told you I didn't count points; what I did instead was, at the end of each day, logged whatever I ate.
The big thing was the two Hardee's bacon Thickburgers. I was hungry on Saturday - I didn't get to have anything until after my friend's radio show, AND after getting my son's car from Eclectic back into Montgomery to have a couple of new tires put on it. While they did that, I walked across the highway to Hardee's. Two (2) bacon thickburgers and a large order of fries. Part of me wanted to intentionally "go back to the old ways", and see just how I did on a regular basis before May 5. And did I ever.
Oh, and according to Dottie's Weight Loss Zone, a single Hardee's bacon Thickburger is 23 points. Each.
For that "price", one can put away nearly two (2) Quarter Pounders!!!!
Talk about a jolt. Further crunching the numbers:
Saturday: 74 (2 points over both daily quota and 35 weekly)
Sunday: 91 (54 points over; 56 total)
Monday: 86 (49 points over; 105 total)
Tuesday: 74 (37 points over; 142 total)
Today: 78.5 (41.5 points over; 183.5 total)
And to think, prior to May 5, I was doing this quite often, especially on weekends. No, even worse; add to that all the friggin' Cokes and Squirts and 7-UPs and 44-oz. Fountain Dews I drank each day. 3 cans on a good day, and usually at least one of the fountain drinks.
Frankly, it's a damn wonder I didn't tip the scale at 500 pounds when I started Weight Watchers.
(As for The E-Word, I did engage in more than a little walking during the trip, however I didn't tally "activity points" ... I'd guesstimate maybe enough to whittle down the overage to 175 even.)
Saturday morning before I left, my nekkidweight™ was 248.0 even. Seems I took a good 1.5 pound plunge after last week's +0.8 "gain." So it appears a portion of this backslide gain was 'banked', so to speak.
As I step back on the wagon tomorrow (and try to do a weigh-in late in the afternoon), my ultimate hope is for the final "damage" to keep me above -40. This week or next.
We'll just have to see.
Ciao for niao.
--That Talmadge is a P-I-G, pig!!
Chris Cornell, My mom, and Me
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