A Weighty Issue

I’ve decided today is Weigh Day. As part of my maintenance on Weight Watchers I have to check in and weigh in at a meeting once a month. I can be within 2 kgs of my goal weight, not more and not less. I’m a bit miffed because I’m gaining weight like a runaway train gathers speed!  Without my thyroid and without thyroxin, my metabolism is going at two speeds, slow and stop, and I can’t exercise either, so it’s not exactly a winning weight loss combination! Still, I am sticking to my usual Weight Watchers plan, and, if anything, I’m eating less than usual!

I’ve been going to the same meeting and getting weighed by the same lovely ladies for over two years now, so I hope they’ll make allowances given the extenuating circumstances. When I step on the scales, it’s not as bad as I thought, I’m 2.7kg over my goal weight but I’ve gained 2.1 kg since my last weigh in, which isn’t great but it certainly could be worse. Pam, my lovely leader, makes a note on my card about fluctuating weight and medical reasons.

I’ve worked really hard to get to my goal weight and maintain it for the past year so it’s a bit soul destroying to be eating healthier and less than ever, and still continue to pile on the pounds. I know in the big scheme of things, I’ve got other things I could be worrying about, or better still, I could not worry about it at all, after all, the situation is temporary. Once I’m pumped full of thyroxin and back doing my thang at the gym, the weight will come off (eventually!) but right now it’s just really frustrating! Grrr!

Anyway, I come home have some healthy rice cakes and  Sliced Tomato, Basil and Red Onion Salad for lunch and then recharge with a power nap. I set my alarm and wake up at 3.30 to go to Josh’s birthday tea. I looked after Josh when he was a baby (and a very cute one at that,) and now he’s turning 10! Double digits! I can’t believe it – it makes me feel like a dinosaur! I arrive just as he’s blowing out the magic candles, and it’s really lovely to see him, and all the family and I have just enough willpower left to resist Nicky’s amazing cake.

Nicky’s mum, Glen and I marvel at the birthday cake. It’s really a sight to behold. Two perfect Victoria Sponges sandwiched together and so high –  it’s like the Princess and the Pea of sponge cakes. I’m in awe -when I make Victoria sponges, they always come out flat as pancakes! Check out the recipe for  Nicky’s Birthday Sponge.