Saturday, August 4, 2007

weigh in and another loss

I have finally lost all the weight from that big gain a couple of weeks ago. I actually lost 3.2 this week. It was one of those weeks when I didn't really feel like I "deserved" to lose, if you know what I mean. I didn't really make poor choices, but I ate all my daily points each day. And I only have like 4 flex points left.

But I did track everything. Like Aleena and her friend T made a cake this week...I ate a few bites here and there...and a whole piece one night. I just tracked it all. Last Saturday night I ordered pizza for me and the kiddos. D was working and I had been making pickles all day. I CHOWED down 3 pieces of the stuff. I was STARVING and I just ate and ate. I also ate some of their cinna-bread stuff that I had ordered with the pizza. But I tracked it all. So maybe that is really the key.

I have those things written down so I feel accountable for them, but I also have to compensate my week for them? I'm really not sure.

So now that I am down into the 150's again, I need to lose point 24 from my day. I am a little nervous about that! I honestlly don't know how those of you who only eat 21 or 22 points a day do it. I really feel best on about 28 a day. So I will see how it goes dropping down to 23 dailies. And I haven't really had any extra exercise for 2 weeks now. I have been soooooo sick. I have actually taken a nap most every day for the past 2 weeks. And if you know me, you know that unless I am pregnant I tend to go all day long barely sitting down, let alone lying down! And no, I'm really sure I'm not preggers, I've just been really sick.

That is the other thing that was surprising about my loss this week. We tend to think that we have to exercise to lose weight. I think I need to exercise to keep from losing my mind and my patience with my kids, not to have a good loss. Good thing...becuase I just soooo do not need another thing to feel guilty that I am not getting done on a daily basis.

I literally have a laundry pile that is now taller than all my children. So I know what I am doing this weekend. We are getting ready to go out of town for a week or so, and I really need to conquer that pile. Plus there is all the back to school stuff that needs to be dealt with. It really is stressing me out. Last night I wanted to drown my stress in a pint of ice cream. Instead I talked to my hubby about it. Who knew that could be more satisfying and helpful?!?! I was AGHAST I tell you!

Happy weekend to you all!


Melanie said...

I totally think i tracking is the way to go. For me if I don't write it down I forget what I've had and then it gets out of hand and fast! So kuddos to you for tracking!!

And do not let me scare you about spinning. It is actually a ton of fun. I haven't done it in over two years. But when I was doing it I loved it and couldn't wait for class. Yeah my bum was sore...but you get used to that part. Think about it...I know you will LOVE it!! And the best thing is you can burn over 600 calories in an hour! That is an extra 6 points to eat. And who wouldn't like to have 6 extra points to eat!!

Kate said...

***WOO HOO*** congrats on the loss, you go girl!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Hey, you keep up this whole "talking to my spouse thing" and before you know it you'll be happily married AND thin. You better watch it!