Thursday, April 30, 2009

the attack of popcorn and water weight

I managed to not eat the kitchen cupboards and everything in them on Tuesday night. My plan worked well. I even had some extra points/calories so that I could enjoy some popcorn in the evening. However, as I was eating the popcorn, I realized my error. well, not really an error, but I realized that my weight would be skewed the next morning as I admittedly put way to much salt on my popcorn. And i was right. My weight on Wednesday morning was quite a bit higher.

Wednesday, I didn't let my weight get me down. I went to the gym and plugged away. I don't know if it was because I started on the elliptical and I have kinda ignored the elliptical for a while or what, but my legs felt like lead pipes. HEAVY! Good news, we may have found a new gym to go to. They are opening a Planet Fitness within a mile from the location of our current gym. We have been contemplating leaving our current gym for a while. One reason is's rough on the pocket book. But also because it's tight and cramped and filled with really old people. As in old people that can barely walk and are there for therapy. Nothing wrong with that...but it's a bad way. So Planet Fitness appears to be a heck of a lot cheaper. The only real difference seems to be the exercise classes...planet fitness does not have them. Hmmmm, I've never gone to any anyway (with the exception of spin...which I did love...but I haven't been back in 2 months and when I've tried to go and call to reserve a spot, they have no room...already booked up). So we'll go and check it out when it actually opens.

I am however appalled at the gym. When we were talking to the sales person and he was giving us the selling points. And one of the selling points was free pizza night. Where they give pizza to their members that are there. WHAT???? The next selling point was Bagel morning. NO WAY! Interesting. Can't say that if we join that I'll be partaking of those perks!

So I knew I was in trouble with my weigh in for Wednesday morning on Tuesday night while I was eating my popcorn. But when Todd got home, I knew that my Thursday morning weigh in may be in trouble. You see he walked in and his first words were "wow, that smells good". Of course referring to the popcorn. SO predictably last night rolls around and he asks for popcorn for a snack. Yes, I ate popcorn again...was there ever any doubt? Sooo my Thursday morning weigh in was still high. I can only hope and pray that tomorrow it drops. I'm super determined to keep my food budget under control and not screw it up tonight so that hopefully I can recoup some of that water weight!


Cash Gifting Practice said...

Hi MaryFran,

Just remember that water weight is only water. It's pretty much a psychological barrier; it's not like you need to burn calories to shed it. You will shed water weight with increased water intake(water is the best diuretic on earth) and sweating.

It looks like you are doing great. Keep up the good work!


VRaz60 said...

Pizza and bagels??? Wouldn't a free training session or 1 free month be a better deal? They must assume you'll be there constantly trying to work off those little goodies. Oh well, it's probably more a social thing, I imagine.

I agree about the water gain. I'd take that over some of my bad behavior gains any day. It'll come off in no time.

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

I like popcorn, but if it has no butter or salt, it can taste bland. I don't blame you for adding to it. It sucks when you legs feel heavy and you are working out. I give you promts for continuing. I love pizza and bagels but probably not the best when you are trying to lose weight.

Emmett said...

Bagels are great after a long run or race, but I have heard they are the equivalent of 4 pieces of bread.

JC said...

Girlfriend, I'm not even going to weigh for a few days. I've had days of eating badly but life goes on. Enjoy the popcorn just ease of the salt. HA!! Don't roll those eyes at my comment!

Teresa said...

You didn't mess it up, you just made it look that way. Lots of water and no popcorn tonight and you'll be right back on track. I love popcorn, but had to get used to only eating a couple hands full.

Deborah said...

Thanks for sticking by me on my sporadic posts. Sorry I haven't been here for you much.

Question: When we know we are going to be consuming a lot of salt does it help to drink more water than we normally do or does it hurt or do nothing? Sure would like to find the answer to that one, because I'm a salt-aholic. And that's why my wieght loss is so slow to non existant.

Laurie said...

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F. McButter Pants said...

Mary Fran...sounds like you had an attack. I couldn't weigh myself everyday. I would go insane. Once a week is enough for me.

That cracks me and bagels....given away at the a selling point? that was good for a laugh!

Have a great weekend, you're doing so great!