Protein > Sugar

So after Tuesday’s long rambling post, I think I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. That’s the plan anyway. 🙂

I decided to try another WW meeting last night, not because I don’t like my Saturday morning meeting, but I’m finding that when I go on Saturday mornings I also like to stop at the big shopping center nearby and I end up spending a lot of time and money there. Once in a while is okay, but it’s getting to be a habit that could quickly get out of control. Plus my house is a wreck and needs some TLC this weekend, so not having to get up and go to my Saturday meeting will allow for more time to get stuff done at home. 

I liked the Thursday evening meeting. The leader is a cute little Southern gal who is maybe in her late 20’s and I really liked her laid-back style. The only drawback to this meeting is that I didn’t get home until 7pm (because I stopped at the grocery store after my meeting), which made it feel like a really short evening. I’m thinking Thursday nights will be Crock Pot Night if I continue to go to the evening meeting. 

I’m happy to report that I lost a pound – even though I weighed in at 5pm AND I was wearing jeans (lightweight jeans, but jeans nonetheless). So according to WW I now weigh 192.8 which brings a total loss of 4.2 pounds. Recap: I lost 5.8 pounds in February and gained 2.6 pounds in March. I’m striving to make April a losing month – it will be interesting to see if being off the birth control will make a difference. I do want to add that on MY scale this morning I spied 189.4. Squee!! I desperately want to be out of the 190s. Actually I desperately want to be in the 130s, but 189.4 is a start. 😉

Oh, and something else to report: I am on Day 4 of NO SWEETS. I’ve had no sweet, sugary snacks nor have I added sugar to my coffee or tea (caveat – I added Vanilla Almond milk to my coffee, so there’s that, but I didn’t add any extra sugar like I usually do, so I’m counting it as a victory). What’s interesting to me is that when I don’t have sugar to fall back on for snacks? I go for protein. Nuts, string cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt…those have been my go-to snacks this week. Each day I tell myself, “just do it today. Don’t worry about tomorrow, just see if you can do it today”, and each day I have. I don’t know how long I’m going to try and keep this up – I don’t have a goal in mind, I’m just going to go day by day and see what happens. I might cave tomorrow (weekends are hard, y’all) or I might breeze right on through, we’ll just have to wait and see. 

In the interest of keeping it short and sweet, I’m going to wrap it up here. Have a good weekend, kids! 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Protein > Sugar

  1. I give you credit for doing an evening meeting – I could NEVER do it. I am one of those people what won’t eat or drink anything until I weigh in (for a long time my meeting was at noon on Thursdays – I would drink one glass of water at 8 am and nothing else – I was kind of neurotic). I love my Saturday morning meeting – For my Thursday meeting I would be “bad” through the weekend. At least now I am forced to be good on Thursday night (pizza night – so only 2 pieces), and Friday night (kids have swimming so I just grab something small and light), I am “bad” on Saturday and try to be back to normal on Sunday. I have 2 meetings to pick from 7 or 8:30 – I try to do the 7:00 to get me up, and none of the stores are open yet when the meeting is over (the meeting used to be across the street from a Target and Costco – talking about spending lots of $ right after a meeting).

    • I was that way too Jessey, but I feel like if I’m losing weight from week to week, it’s going to show up no matter when I weigh in. And if the evening meetings are more convenient, I’m more likely to keep going, so there’s that. 🙂 And yes, there’s a Target near my meeting. And a Hobby Lobby. And a TJ Maxx, and and and…lots of places for me to get into trouble! 🙂

  2. Did you put that video ad in there, or does it just happen to go with what you are talking about? I thought it was hilarious!

    Anyway, a net loss of 4.2 pounds is not to be sneezed at, right? And 4 days with no sugar? Right after the sweetest weekend of the year? Yes, that is amazing. Just keep on keeping on. One day at a time.

    • Ha! No, I didn’t put the video ad in there, I guess WordAds did that. 🙂 And the reason I’ve been without sugar for 4 days is BECAUSE it was the sweetest weekend of the year. 🙂

  3. Oh you’re doing so good. Four days with no sugar.

    I so much needed to be reminded of what you said at the end.
    “Each day I tell myself, “just do it today. Don’t worry about tomorrow, just see if you can do it today”, and each day I have. I don’t know how long I’m going to try and keep this up – I don’t have a goal in mind, I’m just going to go day by day and see what happens.” Guess I forgot. Thanks Miss Jill.

  4. “I added Vanilla Almond milk to my coffee” – There’s an idea for me! Sugar in my coffee has been my exception to sweets (coffee is my medicine and it helps the medicine go down — yes, I’m being serious, don’t look at me that way ;). That sounds really good!

    One of my favorite snacks is raw almonds with pitted dates.

    • It’s not as sweet as adding sugar, but it takes away some of the bitterness of black coffee. I wish I could just drink it black, but…ew.

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