I'm not having a good day
I've been away on a mini-vacation for the past 3 days. Knowing I was going to a place with amazing and tempting foods, I did the following:
- Called the hotel to find out if they could accommodate requests for healthy preparations of food (which they said would be "no problem")
- packed a bunch of fruit for breakfast and snacks so that I wouldn't be tempted
- Only ordered things like vegetable soup and salad (no dressing) for lunches
- Ordered my dinners cooked "dry" without sauces, oil, or cheese and with "filling" substitutes wherever possible
- Ran 5k one day and swam every day
- Drank TONS of water
- Got in all my good health guideline checks.
So, you'd think I had things under control, right? I went to my weigh-in today and i lost NOTHING. I'm the exact same weight that I was last week.
I know that staying the same is better than nothing, but I feel like I deprived myself all weekend, and for nothing.
In my meeting today, my leader made a point of saying how great it was that I had gone on vacation and not gained, but I thought the point was that you could eat out and continue to lose, as long as you're within your points? Which brings me to another issue- I accumulated 15 activity points this week, all of which I ate (I have found that I lose more if I eat them) , and I only went 5 points into my flex. I did this so that if I miscalculated the points for my dinners out, I would have a buffer zone.
Anyway, this whole thing has made me feel like I don't ever want to go on vacation or eat in a restaurant again, since I had to suffer through dry salad and still didn't lose. (I should also say that I know that there are other options when eating at a restaurant, but as it turns out, the hotel was NOT very accommodating of my requests, so there wasn't much choice beyond that.)
Does anyone agree with my leader? Should I be happy to have not gained when I worked so hard to lose?
Thanks for any input...