I went to my weekly Weight Watchers weigh-in yesterday. I gained for the second week in a row - so annoyed. I talked with the leader about what could possibly be causing the gain. I haven't changed much about my eating - I rotate between about 3 or 4 breakfast items, 2 or 3 lunch items (or leftovers), and try to balance the day with a healthy, yummy dinner (sometimes including a new recipe or two). I haven't anything about my workout schedules/activities, but some of the gain could be caused by building muscle. I was still having difficulty reconciling the weight gain, so I thought some more... and then I figured it out.... (or at least a contributing factor)
My new love is causing a kink in my life. I have never really been one to love beer, at least until recently. I would prefer a liquor drink or wine over beer most days.
Well, that was until Sarah introduced me to Sweet Josie. When Sweet Josie and I met, I truly believe it was love at first sip. Each time we have been out to watch basketball and/or hang out with friends, I have had at least one beer (if not 3 or 4). Beer just kinda goes along with hanging out in a favorite restaurant while spending three (plus) hours watching the games(s). It is easy to Did I track the beer that I consumed? That's a little hard to answer - yes and no. I see there are certain times where I did track it and certain times I didn't. There is no way to be realistic about my food choices and weight loss if I don't track each beer (approximately 7 points plus values per pint).
So what now? I am not planning to give up my new love. Sweet Josie and I will just have to have fewer dates and I need to plan better for those times.