Last week... 237 pounds
This week... 232 pounds
I LOST 5 POUNDS! Now, I am pretty surprised! I figured that I wouldn't lose more than a few pounds because I have already been working out HARD for 2 years... Well, I'm not going to complain! :-)
I have been asked what I am doing differently with my weight loss "this time" since I am already exercising so much. I am watching my food with the Weight Watchers Points program. I have had success with that in the past, so I'm sticking to what I know. Also, and probably more important, I am doing my weigh-ins on Monday mornings... that in itself is HUGE! In the past, I have set my weigh in date for Thursday or Friday mornings. That way, I could "justify" being "kinda bad" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday... and get back on track on Monday. NO WONDER I was spinning my wheels... it would take me the whole week to lose the weight I had put on over the weekend.
This weekend was a perfect example... Saturday night... dinner with the Seltmanns then to their house for cocktails and a game of "Chicken Foot." Normally, I would have had a personal pizza or sandwich at Round Table, a few cocktails, and lots of the candy and nuts that Mindy has at the table when we play games. Instead, I had the salad bar (yes, I did have a few bites of Jeff's pizza), one cocktail, and about 10 M&M's (10 total... one at a time...) Sunday, we went to the Dana Point Harbor El Torito for the All You Can Eat Sunday Champagne Brunch to celebrate Jessica's 21st birthday... (seriously, just shoot me now!) So, how did I handle this one...? First, no champagne (3 large glasses of ice water)... one plate of salad... lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro and some light salad dressing. Then, when I was just about full, I went back and had some vegetable omelete (only a sprinkle of cheese and salsa) and two bites of an enchilada (I cut it before I started eating and gave the rest of it to Jeff so I wasn't tempted to eat it all.) I was able to enjoy the day with the family AND feel like I had a special meal. All in all, I really only missed the Chile Relleno (my FAVORITE) and the one thing that I wouldn't even allow myself to have...
|The family at Dana Point Harbor... for Part 1 of Jessica's 21st birthday celebration.|
Sooo... could I have eaten cleaner.. yes.
Did I gain any weight yesterday... NO!
It is NOT "dieting"... it HAS to be a CHANGE IN EATING HABITS.
Will I ever eat a Chile Relleno again...? HELL YEAH! I'm not permanently giving up things I love...
I'm just giving up this extra weight, first...
and giving Jeff his GIRLFRIEND BACK! ;-)