Saturday, June 9, 2007

Saturday morning weigh in

I'm not sure if I like going to weigh in on Saturday mornings or not. We had people over last night and I felt like I TOTALLY had to watch myself the whole time. OK, it wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't done what I had earlier.

My oldest daughter needed to be at a birthday party at 5. Our friends were coming over at 5:30-6. Aleena and I left the house at 4:30...quick stop at Target to pick out a little gift and pick up a couple extra things for the night. All is well except I forgot that the party was way the heck out in Parker!!! I totally forgot where they lived...I thought it was about 10 minutes away. NOPE...with traffic it was like 30 minutes.

So I get Aleena there late. They were fine with it...she was fine with it...but I knew I had to get back home in total traffic...and still finish getting stuff ready for the night. The 2 couples that came over are very cool and laid back so it was no pressure to impress them. I just hate inviting people over then not even being there when they arrive.

So what did I do that was so bad? On the way back home, I am stressed out. I am starving. There is a new bag of chips SCREAMING to me to indulge. I managaed to stay out of the chips while Aleena was in the car. But as soon as I was alone...it was too tempting. I thought I'd just have a couple. YEAH RIGHT!!!

I didn't finish the bag. But I really did eat a TON of them on the way home.

The good news? I wasn't hungry for dinner so I didn't eat anything but salad with a little fat free dressing.

But I did eat some dessert. I had a little apple crisp (that I made with my home canned apple pie filling...YUMMY!!!) with a little low fat whipped cream on top. I totally didn't eat a brownie (from a mix...not as tempting! LOL) or any ice cream, though. I tried to drink lots of water to compensate for all the chips, too.

All in all, I did have a loss today. Only .6 but that does put me over the 30 pound mark!

I really can't believe I've lost 30 pounds. That's a lot of weight. And I feel so good knowing that I have done it by changing my eating habits, the way I think about food, the way I think about exercise, the way I think about ME! I've done pills and quick diets in the past, but to me those aren't long term things. I gained the weight back...and I didn't know how to lose it again without those fixes.

Now I feel like I have tools to maintain this loss and lose the little that will come with a vacation or holidays or even another pregnancy. (Did you hear that? That was my mom's heart stopping!!!) Not that any of those things are planned...but if they happen, I feel like I could cope with them and not just be totally fat again.

This has been a hard week. I finally succumbed to my little girls' cold. It's no wonder when Emma was crawling into bed with me at 5 am because she couldn't sleep and then coughed all over me for the next hour! Anyway, it has been a miserable summer cold. Congested, achy, sore throat, earaches, even. I am finally feeling better today though. So after the flu last week and with this cold, I haven't been getting out to walk. I really miss it, too, so I am hoping to get back out there tomorrow for a good walk.

Happy weekend all!

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Congrats on that 30 pounds and all that insight! You're bound to be that skinny chick at this rate.

Amber said...

Congrats on the 30 lb mark that is fabulous!

Kate said...

Congrats on the loss, and on the 30lb mark, such an accomplishment.

I ended up putting up about 50lbs of Strawberries this weekend (I over picked...opps!), amazing how tired that can make you! I plan on doing more this weekend, although much much less!

jodi said...

congrats on making it to 30-pounds! what an accomplishment! i probably would've eaten the whole bag myself - its so hard to stop when you know there are only a few left (so bad!)... :o)