I always prefer to go into my weigh in knowing that I had a good week food-wise. Exercise is still a big miss, but I am managing my food really quite well. So when I have a good week of eating then I go into weigh in fairly confident. I confess, I was wondering if I would make a milestone of sorts. Last week I was 3 lbs away from getting out of the 300s again. It had been a sad day in my pregnancy when I realized that I’d gone over 300 lbs again, so I was looking forward to crushing this milestone. Still, I couldn’t say if it would happen this week yet.
When I got to weigh in I was 300.4 and I said “WAIT!” and I took off my sweater. That made the difference and I ended up at 299.8. I don’t typically try to alter my clothes and such when I weigh in, I know there are lots of variables and I usually just take the number I am given, but today I liked the victory of seeing that “2″ in front of the number. That “2″ is a big deal to me!
47.8 lbs Lost to Date
You will notice in my weigh in posts that I don’t put my starting weight, or typically my current weight. It isn’t because they are a secret. Basic math can help you figure it out easily enough (347.6 is my official WW starting weight). Instead it is that knowing my starting weight doesn’t mean that much to me. Even knowing my current weight is less important than knowing the progress number – the number of pounds that I have lost through my own efforts. Those are the numbers that are most important to me. Yes, I am THRILLED to be back in the 200s and plan to stay here until I reach the 100s (someday.), but the amount of work I’ve done is more important.
I love this chart, and I look at it proudly, I love the consistency of my downward slope over the last several weeks. I am steady and keeping the course.
One of the things I realized this week is that more often than not I like eating more than I like eating junk food. That is to say, I am happy when I get to eat and most of the time I am equally happy to eat an apple, a salad, or a balanced dinner, especially if it is still delicious in its low points value. I also enjoy eating cookies, cake, chips, etc, but often it is because I want to eat and not that I want to eat X. So regardless of whether I make a poor choice or a better choice – I still get to EAT!
I don’t know why that spoke to me well, but it was a good realization for me. I like good food and when I have it I get to eat, and often I get to eat more within my points. Better choices still mean delicious food!
We are going out to Easter brunch on Sunday as well as the Easter baskets descend on the house. The “bunny” has steered clear of most candy this year, opting for other Easter treats, but there will be some in the house. There are some treats I will allow myself. I am saving ALL my weekly points for Easter Sunday this week and I am going to track the heck out of brunch. And ultimately I know I will enjoy myself whether I eat 4 pieces of bacon or 12. Or one Reeses egg or 4. So I am going to opt for restraint AND indulgence. We’ll see how it goes!
P.S. What do you guys want to know about what I’m doing on a day to day basis? Ask any questions below – I am going to start answering them in blog posts!