Total Weight Loss

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday Weigh In

I know it is Thursday.  Yesterday was just one of those days that got away from me.

The scales read 229.4.  YIKES!  That is up 1.6 lbs.  I know it is from the weekend pity party.  That is over now.  It is time to get with the program.  I have.

Not to brag, but I had a great day yesterday.  I decided to go to the knitting/crochet group that meets at our church building on Wednesday mornings.  I have a nephew coming in just a few weeks and his blanket is far from ready.  It seems that the only time I can make any progress is when I'm with the group.  I just can't seem to carve out the time every week to go.  I'm going to start having my nieces on Wednesdays so I'm a little worried about the blanket.  Anyway...

Someone in the group brought leftover Easter Reese's!  I love those things.  I could scarf down a bag of those eggs without taking a deep breath.  She insisted on passing them around.  Oddly, I wasn't even tempted.  I had to touch the bag to pass it along, but that was all I did.  I didn't even take a whiff.  Even when the woman next to me kept asking for the bag back.

As it was getting to be time to go, some of the women started making plans to go have lunch.  I politely opted out.  I really had no desire to go.  No one pushed it.

Just as I had my things packed away to leave a straggler showed up with some freshly baked goodies from a Mexican bakery.  I had never seen such pastries and was quite curious as to how they tasted.  The bag was passed around.  I was tempted, but only by the curiosity.  One of the women, took one out and broke off a piece saying she just wanted to taste it and not spoil her appetite.  A couple more ladies followed suit and took a pinch.  I left as quickly as possible without taking even a taste.

I went to the grocery store and got some fruit and nuts for healthy snacks at home. Going to the grocery store right away was another victory for me.  There was a time when I'd have to come home and rest.  I did my shopping came home and put everything away before needing a rest this time.  Progress is being made, however slowly.

Finally, 65MD asked if I wanted to go to a steakhouse for supper.  I agreed.  I steak and Caesar salad are a great low carb meal.  He had a BOGO for burgers.  Often they will still give the free item if the purchased meal is of greater value.  Not this time.  We both had to get burgers.  So, I did.  I did not eat the bun though.  I indulged in a hot roll, fresh from the oven.  It was much smaller than the bun.  That is how I knew it was still me!

I couldn't believe I was making these choices with hardly a struggle.  The Mexican pastry was the biggest.  One day, I can go get one, if I am still curious.  I liked the way I felt at the end of the day yesterday.  I felt strong, fit and healthy just like the mantra, I have been writing daily since the middle of December.  It took a while, but maybe just maybe it is kicking in.   Time will tell.


  1. That is awesome girl! Integrity all the way!

  2. Wow!!! There are some HUGE victories in this post! You rock!!!!

  3. Isn't it great when those things become YOU? Nice job!!

  4. "I couldn't believe I was making these choices with hardly a struggle.""

    Best line. Good on you.

  5. That is great progress. It is important to notice those things!