I was kinda surprised at the gain, because I honestly felt better all week. It seemed that my pants weren't so tight, I wasn't super hungry and longing for ice-cream. Besides I had been SO good during the week. I was under my calorie goal EVERYDAY during the week. So why did I gain weight? Then I remembered I took a cheat weekend to host a friend's b-day party. There was much food to be had AND I had McDonalds 10 piece chicken nuggets and fries. I was not good at all on the weekends and my shame knows no bounds, and I am paying the consequences. Also I know the graph looks very dramatic right now, but hopefully it'll look dramatic in the right way in a few weeks!
Instead of focusing on the frustrating weight gain, I am going to focus on what went right during week one. Firstly, I was under calorie EVERYDAY during the week!!! Huzzah! This is a huge accomplishment for me considering I have NEVER been able to do this. I also went out to dinner with my lovely husband and I was really jones-ing for something creamy and decadent, so I ordered the appetizer mac'n'cheese. Because it was an appetizer, I also ordered a Chinese chicken salad (which has a depressing amount of calories for a salad, between 500-1000 cal depending on size and the accoutrements). Let me just say that the appetizer was WAY more than an appetizer portion should be. So before digging into the mac'n'cheese, I ate the salad first. Since the salad was not small either, I boxed the mac'n'cheese up and managed to split it over two days.
So yeah, it's all about the slow steps and not reverting to emotional eating. Because I don't want to continue gaining weight, I've reduced my calorie count to 1400/day. I went over on monday by 20 cal, but I've managed to be under by a bit each day, so VICTORY!!! Also I am forcing myself to put things into myfitnesspal app BEFORE I eat them. Before I would do the nom noms and then put it in and regret my decisions or force me to run in place for an hour to burn those extra calories. Now I am using my calorie limit to make better decisions.
I won't let three pounds ruin my resolve, if anything it has lit a fire under my butt to do better!