Bottom line is this... I've expanded my bottom line. I didn't need to go everyday, I would have been good with going once but since we went everyday I went in the spirit of living the WW lifestyle and I tracked it all, but going to the Meatfest 5 days in a row is just too much for a body to handle. The real killer was the decimation of my workout schedule to no movement at all. All the time spent in line for the meat, eating the meat and socializing while digesting the meat just took up all the non work time of the day.
I gained 2 pounds, I also gained a few good ideas on how to deal with next year's meat bonanza. I know the obvious answer should be "don't go!" but you just can't live that way... WW is supposed to be a lifestyle, not a diet and if I stop myself from going at all, then that's just not living! The 2 pound gain sucks because it looks like the month of June was a waste of time, but I know that it could be waaaay worse like the 8 pound gain during vacation this spring... EEEEK! *searches for silver lining*
Some good ideas for next year:
- Reduce the amount of visits if possible
- Bring veggies or eat some in advance (while standing in line) to help fill up
- Split a typical serving of whatever with whomever else is willing to share (good luck on that one)
- If these other suggestions can't be applied, then find time in the early morning to work out in anticipation
*mental note to bring big safety pins*