Total Weight Loss

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Scale Says

This morning the scales said 172.4.   That is exactly the same as last week.  Considering the week I had, I'm glad for it.  That in itself, I believe is a huge step in the right direction.  I think in times past, I would have fretted as to why and beat myself up over wasted opportunities, etc.  Not this morning, and that was good.

We had a great time together today as an extended family.  It was great to catch up with cousins, aunts and uncles that are friends as well as family.  I met a new family member today too.  We have a baby girl that is just two weeks old.  She's tiny, but beautiful.

I'm not here to gush about my family though.  I'm here to report on my eating.  I must say, I'm quite pleased with myself.  Someone brought grilled chicken breast that were great.  Funny thing is, the person in line in front of me only wanted half, and I automatically took the remaining half!!  I got some baked beans, and they didn't taste good to me, so after two bites (to be sure I really did not care for them) I didn't eat any more.  In times past, I would have eaten them any way.  I also ate corn & cornbread.  I have an aunt that makes the best corn in the world and cornbread too.  I couldn't pass that up.  The other 'bad' thing was an orange fluff 'salad.'  I love how we call those sweet, fruit, creamy items salad instead of dessert.  I ate mine for dessert.  I had small servings of everything.  Folks were laughing about how the plates were too small and they just didn't have room for everything.  I did.  I was very selective and took small servings.

No one said anything negative to me about my food choices or how much.  In fact, I got a lot of positive comments on my new thinner look.  I considered seconds on the cornbread and orange fluff, but I got caught up in visiting with one of my cousins in particular, and forgot.  I don't know if I really forgot, but by the time I considered it again, a lot of the food was already covered up and no one was eating.

All in all, I consider it a successful day.


  1. bravo! so glad you had fun and kept control. you are the master of your domain and you did NOT let food and the following emotional turmoil win. that's wonderful!

  2. Some good choices, and good evaluation of how differently you handled things than in the past. And one more of those "events" is now behind you although I always hate to think of it that way as it is precious time with family that you might now always have.

  3. Sounds like you had a great day. Way to go!

    Keep up the great work and stay focused!