Sunday, October 24, 2010

Yesterday's Weigh In (Jennifer)

Yesterday's weigh in:   162.1.  That is two lbs down since last week.  This is a number I have seen several times over the last few months.  Up and down, up and down.  My real mini-ambition is to get below 161 which is the lowest I have seen on this journey, and then to see the 150's.  But, I am happy with a two lb loss last week.  I worked hard for it.  And I know I only did great things for my body along the way regardless of the scale.  I was focused in my eating, and I exercised regularly. 

Having siad that, last night I had some "treats".  Should I have had less of them?  Yes, but it wasnt awful.  I have been craving graham crackers.  So I had some.  And it wouldnt have been as bad had I not found the chocolate and marshmallows that were with them in the Smores bag from this summer.  Oops.  And this is exactly why I dont have this stuff in the house.  Because in a week moment it all goes down.  Although I have to say there are fewer weak moments than in the past.  And, I really dont feel too bad about it.  The sample menu/guide for eating that my gym provides allows for 6 days of eating a 1200 calorie diet and 1 day of letting loose and enjoying.  Now, letting loose and enjoying for me is much different than it was in the past.  A few graham crackers and smores is fine.  It wasnt a whole day(or every single day like it used to be) of eating crappy food.  This morning, for breakfast I had 1 cup of light yogurt with some frozen raspberries with a packet of granola from McDonalds.  I save the packets when I get a fruit n yogurt parfait there.  Again, a sign of the new Jen....getting yogurt at McDonalds!  My breakfast today...about 150 calories and very filling. 

Today's reason to lose weight:
*In the past when going to parties and such I was always self conscious about how much I was eating. I always compared what/how much I was eating to others to make sure I didnt get the "she is fat and shouldnt be eating that" look.  Although I must say it didnt stop me from overeating I just found ways to eat unnoticed.  Today we have a party to go to and I have no concerns about eating too much.  I feel in control.  I dont think people will scrutinize what is on my plate.  I am hoping this will only get even better with time!!!  Even on the days when I dont count calories because it is not food I prepared I feel I have a pretty good idea of how much is acceptable for my journey.

Today I am thankful for:
*being disappointed that my husband went back to bed this morning(which by the way he never ever does).  Why am I thankful for this?  Because the reason I am all bent out of shape is because I would like to go for a run before I have to shower and go to the party.  What a great way to start the day off when I  know there will be party food.  But we have two little ones so I have to stay with them if he is sleeping.  I am THANKFUL that I WANT to run!!!  I should say... my hubs would certainly get up in a heartbeat if I asked him to.  I didnt even tell him a run was in my thoughts so he had no idea.  But since he rarely sleeps in I think he deserves it.

15 comments:

Christine said...

Congratulations on your loss!! You will be seeing the 150's in no time!!!

I am so with you on not having the 'stuff' in the house or it will be eaten by me. I hate that it is still an issue but like you said it certainly is not like it use to be for me either.

Enjoy your party and enjoy eating and acting like a 'normal' person!!!

Cozy in Texas said...

150 is my goal too but I have a long way/weigh to go.
Congrats. I haven't looked at your blog for a while - is your foot feeling okay now?
Ann
Less of Me

Jennifer said...

Hi ann! Yes, the ankle is on the mend!!! Thanks for asking. I was thinking about how I havent heard from you. Glad you are back!!! hope all is well.

Cozy in Texas said...

I gave you a shout out on my blog. Thanks for inspiring me.
Ann
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Yay for your 2 pound loss. Woo Hoo!! And having the hubs go back to bed so you can do your run... sweet!
~Margene

Raegun said...

Two pounds is great - you'll be hitting the 150s before you know it!

Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jen - you're a sweetie. I went out and bought some new clothes today. I realized that because I work for a company that doesn't treat employees well I've slumped into not caring what I wear. I decided to look for something new and looked for more fitted clothes and bought some costume jewelry too. What a difference. It takes some searching when you are looking for anything over a size 16 or XL but it was worth the search.
Ann

Kelly said...

Yay !!! Way to go ! Just found your blog. It's great!! Keep up the good work! :)

KellyNY said...

Great WI Jen! And you can tell you've turned over a whole new leaf when you're actually looking forward to working out.

Bethanny said...

I am the same way at parties. I will often try to eat before I go, so that I will just take a few bites here and there. I always feel like people are staring at me when I eat :/

The Fat Mom said...

Awesome job this week losing 2 pounds! With all the work you've been putting in, you will reach the 150's very soon!

We don't keep alot of snacky food in the house. My kiddos have a tendency to want to snack all day and I just don't want them to have the bad habits I do. Thankfully, it also saves on the grocery bill!

Have fun at the party and YAY for not worrying about what is on your plate and if they are watching!

Lanie Painie said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog already. Can't wait to read more!

Stickybuns said...

You certainly seem to be doing very well! congrats on the loss! It appears that you are learning new habits and incorporating them into your lifestyle...these are trademarks of someone who is successful...plus you stay positive! Very inspirational! If you are looking for some menu ideas...come visit my food blog! :)
http://mykitchenadventures1.blogspot.com/

Lesia said...

Congratulations on your loss! smile.

katychick said...

Your doing a great job.