Tuesdays are my weigh in day for Weight Watchers. I weigh in at home without clothes before I get in the shower and record that weight in my app (since I originally started with Weight Watchers Online, and that was my routine). Since joining Weight Watchers At Work, I also have a weigh in at 11:30 before our meeting. That weight is usually about 3-4 pounds more than my morning weight. All that to say, I’m never that surprised when I do my meeting weigh in because I know what the trend for the week has been.
I had a GREAT week last week. I ran over 10 miles (I can’t believe I’m writing that), and while I had some hot adult beverages at the Christmas market and overdid it a bit on Friday, I still had 36 activity points left. I usually eat my activity points, so I was expecting a loss…at the very least to maintain.
Nope, I was up 1.1 pounds. When I got to the weigh in, I announced to my leader (Heather), “I’m prepared for a gain today, but I’m going to assume it’s because I’ve been pushing myself so much with running and working out that my muscles are retaining water.” Once she logged the weight, she told me that could absolutely be it, and told me that when she started running her weight went up and down for awhile too. So, this gain was unexpected, but I’m not going to stress about it. I’m just going to continue to follow the plan and complete my holiday fitness streak.
There was some great news at the meeting though. This session started about 6 weeks ago, and two of my co-workers from my department joined for the first time. They’re both young and child-free, so I can identify with them more than most of the people in our meeting. I’m so glad they’re there. Anyway, they both hit their 5% this week! I’m so proud of them—and amazed. It took me five months to reach 5%. But it’s their journey, not mine…and I’m glad they’re having success.
The monthly routine for December is to never leave the house without a snack, so we talked a lot about healthy, easy, portable snack options. Heather said something awesome: One of the great things about living in Wisconsin is that your car becomes your refrigerator for a few months. Excellent point! When shopping (or at work), you can confidently leave your refrigerated snacks in your car (in a cooler to be extra safe) and they’ll be plenty cold when you get back.
My snacks don’t vary all that much. I have a 0% Chobani strawberry yogurt in the afternoon, and I generally have a piece of fruit in the morning. I think I might need to give this some though though, and have more substantial snacks along with lighter meals.
What are your go-to snacks?