I gained 1.6 this week. I don't know how and frankly, I'm not as upset about it as I probably should be. One, I'm too drained to even begin to think about it right now, and two, I know I was on program all week and I know that I did have some non-scale victories. My pants are getting looser still, and I did some great exercising this week as well.
So there, silly scale, take that! Myeh! :-p
One thing that I did think about during tonight's meeting was that I didn't eat as much protein as I had the week before. That week, I did a lot of omelets or had a 3 oz portion of lean meat at a time. This week, lots more salad greens (very filling, but not a lot of protein) and usually no more than 2 oz of lean meat. So I guess that hurt more than I thought.
And I've been experimenting with the 35 extra points by eating 2-3 points extra each night. What I'm finding is that I'm better off NOT doing that, but instead using a larger portion of them them as one-fell-swoop -- for example, using 10-15 at a time for one meal instead of those smaller daily amounts.
So guess what? I'm simply going to keep doing what I've been doing because it's working, regardless of what the scale is telling me. And as much as I want to lose these 5.6 pounds before May 11, I will take them whenever they arrive. OOHRAH!