Momentum / Flex - Bad week and getting worse...personal thoughts and/or support

08-04-2009, 03:54 PM
Hi everyone!

I just feed the need to reach out for some support out there or hear some personal experiences with this!

Firstly my biggest problem...I know weight watchers and any other long term lifestlye change should be treated day by day but I really struggle with this. Since Thursday morning is my weigh in day...if my week gets messed up or starts going downhill in regards to being OP/doing well on my plan I tend to not really give up on my plan but not care as much if I go off track a little more and say to myself "next week I will do really good and get back on track" which is what happens. Like today is Tuesday...and Sunday is when it all started to fall apart. I was perfect all day and then went to the lake with some freinds and ate sooo many tortilla chips. Then yesterday I was also perfect on my plan and then went out and had a big ice cream cone cause I was out with my family, knowing that if I hadnt eated those chips the day before I would have totally refused the ice cream without feeling left out.

I guess what I am saying is that even though my week (like this one) gets messed up a bit...I still always loose for that week (rarely I maintain, most of the time I loose though) and that starting again on that thursday I do go back for being "perfect" for months again.

So I guess what I am asking is does anyone else experience this. I am kinda an all or nothing girl which I think is my problem! I cant go a week having one bad day and be okay with has to been a WHOLE GOOD WEEK or I havent done well at all! And its not like I am beating myself up about the day that turns into more days of being bad...its more that I just cant get myself fully back on track if it isnt the start of another weigh in week! AHHHHHH!!! :o

08-04-2009, 05:06 PM
Since you seem to be a perfectionist when it comes to dieting, maybe the advice you need to remember is "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Don't sabotage something which is good (your diet) just because it wasn't perfect.

08-05-2009, 02:10 PM
if you went off plan and still lost weight in spite of it, that is wonderful and you should be celebrating!

i also have a hard time getting back on track after an off-plan day (or week). we have to remember that WW was designed for real life, which isn't perfect. using your weekly points and activity points to give yourself some wiggle room is part of that plan.