Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Don't get me wrong when you read the title but...I am trying very hard to stay within my Points - even some days not even using the 26 because I eat a lot of Power Foods (0 points value items like fresh veggies). My metabolism is fighting me all the way. I get out and walk each and every day, drink lots of water too. I am not eating processed foods and totally controlling the amount of salt. How do you gain 2lbs. in eight hours eating celery with a tablespoon of peanut butter (low fat & sugar) and a grapefruit? When I weighed-in at the meeting last night I was 2 lbs. heavier than in the morning. I am drinking lots of water and in the AM I am getting rid of it but by the afternoon I retain it and and my lower legs are puffy and very sore and achy. I am not going to give in but I feel that at my age I have to cut back on calories a little more. That means dropping my daily Points. I know they say not to, but my Doctor has told me that in order to lose I have to eat around 1100 calories tops. The 26 Points daily allowance is approx. 1400 calories and that is too much for me.
I hate this feeling of being discouraged so I'm hoping that by writing it here it will 'leave my system' and I can get on with my day!!
Anybody else out there feeling the same as I do?