Saturday, November 3, 2007

41 down, 2 to go

Can you believe that? I lost 1.6 this week!!! That means I am 2 pounds from that Lifetime/Maintenance thing with WW!!!

I honestly didn't think this would take so long. But I have a lifetime of bad habits to break. I have been a binge eater, a stress eater, a mindless eater, a tired mama who rewarded herself with LOTS of junk food during naps and after bedtime...so it's no wonder it's taken me 11 months to get this far.

I am so excited to know that I am doing a program I can maintain. I have never felt that with any other "diet" that I have done. Slimfast only worked as long as I drank my shakes...well, actually I gained weight after I got pregnant with my oldest. The low carb thing is NOT a lifestyle program for me. I just like my carbs too much. And I gained that weigh back when I got pregnant with my 4th. Neither of those "diet"s taught me how to live after those babies were born. I finally feel like I have the tools to maintain this weight. I guess that is the goal of WW, right?

I stopped at Krispy Kreme on the way home from WI and got a dozen for the kids. I put them on the back seat so they wouldn't' be just sitting there temptin me. Then I went to Einstein's and got my bagel treat. So far no doughnuts for me. I know they aren't inherently evil...but just a lot of points...and they have that addicting quality that makes me want more and more. Why is it my kids can have one and be satisfied? I guess I've done something right, huh?

And I have still not had any Halloween candy. To be honest, yesterday Trey gave me a nibble of a nestle crunch crisp. It was like a cross between a kit kat and crucnh bar. Those are 2 of my favorites. I just had a TINY nibble. The kids still have tons of candy sitting around. And they have eaten like 2 for afterschool snack and 2 after dinner each day. I'm so proud of them for not just pigging out! I have taught them well. Candy isn't bad...it has its place in a balanced diet...but it's important to have lots of healthy food too.

YAY for my kids!!!

BTW...the doughnuts are now gone. A dozen doughnuts and 6 kiddos is a PERFECT combination! :o)

7 comments:

Kathy said...

I don't care what diet or plan or journey I was on, I could not be trusted in a car with warm Krispy Kremes...it makes me weak to think of it!!!

Law student said...

That is awesome. . .you are so close to goal!

I don't know how you could buy a dozen Krispy Kremes and not eat ANY. That takes some serious self control.

Kate said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on the loss. Your so close!

Randi said...

You're AMAZING! 41 lbs down the drain! that's so great! PLUS - to even let youself in a donut shop is something I cannot do on my own. (are you sure donuts aren't inherantly evil?)

You're doing so great, keep it up and you could be there next week! wow!

CaRoLyN said...

Wow! That is amazing. Look at how far you have come. You have so little to go before you're on maintenance. I'm so proud of you!

I'm so GLAD we don't have Krispy Kreme up here!! I've never had one before but they sure look yummy!

PS You stayed away from the Halloween candy???? You deserve a standing ovation!

Cory said...

You're doing great! Good job!

swizzlepop said...

Congrats on the loss, you are doing great! How many more weeks of maintenance do you have?