Hi wwlurker - Glad to hear about the loss this week and I hope you'll enjoy the new meal plan this week. This plan does seem like it keeps things interesting so you don't get in a rut. I know you can do it!
I'm doing well today and staying on plan. I've been eating really low with my weekly points so far this week, so I have a bunch of them to use tomorrow when I'll be eating out all day. I'm looking forward to having some fast food, since I rarely get it.
I'm just hoping that I'm strong enough after 2 years on track to not let one day of eating "junky" food make me want to continue to eat that way. I believe I've learned how I need to eat now and in the future, so I like to think that I won't go off track again. I'm hoping to just enjoy the food I get to have tomorrow since it's something I rarely get to have anymore. Who knows, I might not even enjoy it that much
I was only down .2 last night at weigh in, I did nothing different from the weeks I lost 2,3,or 5. I will stay the course and i will lose next week, might be .2 again, but the scale will move in the right direction
Good morning! Today was the fourth time this week that I've gone to the gym. I'm starting to feel the positive mental health effects. I've also been sleeping like a log!
Yesterday I ate out twice (both mostly OP - healthy foods). The first meal was very salty. This morning I'm retaining 1.5 lbs.
Tonight I have an event, so today I am eating lighter than usual (fruits & veggies for snacks, no carbs at lunch - saving my carbs for the evening as we're going to an italian restaurant). The food I will be eating is high quality, fresh food, so at least it's not a wasted meal out. And it will be delicious.
Also, I will be pushing the water today to flush all of that sodium out.
hiker - that's a great attitude to have. Sometimes our body doesn't react the way we think it should for a variety of reasons. Consistency is the most important (and my biggest challenge).
cj59 - good luck with your challenging day.. It seems that you have a good idea as to what you need to do. Enjoy your treat meals!
hiker - Congratulations on the loss, every little bit adds up
wwlurker - Good for you for going to the gym, I know that has to be tough to fit into your busy life
Today was my day for being away from the house all day and eating out all day. I made sure to have plenty of weekly points to use today and I ended up using 23 of them!
I was able to count all my food for the day and I tracked everything. I also made sure to get in my fruits and dairy, but was not able to get all my vegetables in and I just had to "allow" myself not to eat them today. I was proud that when I got home I did not eat anything else, even though it would have been easy to "cheat" after all the fast food today.
I'm really working on telling myself that I have to watch what I eat for the next 3 days (what's left of my week), since I only have 3 weekly points left. I'll probably need to use some activity points too, so hopefully I can earn 3-4 of them a day.
It was really nice to have a day out like this, and enjoy what I ate, and not feel guilty about it, because I had planned for it. I also don't have the feeling of wanting to "go crazy" and eat a bunch of stuff just because I was able to eat so much today - so I'm happy about that too.
cj59 - sounds like your day was a resounding success. Congratulations!
Yesterday I had an unexpected catered lunch which was OP, but had carbs, so I ended up with way too many carbs overall yesterday.
Last night was a lot of fun. The meal was delicious and I drank too much wine. I kind of went off the rails a bit when I got home, so I'm disappointed about that.
Since I've been eating out so much this week, I really need to focus for the rest of the week. I still want to see a loss this week, which may be a challenge.
Tonight we are having family swim night instead of family movie night, so I'm pleased about that. I need to keep pushing the water to flush out all of the sodium from the restaurant meals.
The plan for this weekend is to take some time to set myself up for success next week; meal planning and prep. I may also take a quick trip to the US for some American groceries. It's been a while since we've done that (we live within 2 hrs of the border).
Hi wwlurker - Even though you've had some slip-ups, I think you really sound dedicated to this plan and that you're working at it. I hope the weekend goes well for you.
It's funny to hear that you are taking a trip to the US for American groceries I hope you get some things you don't have in Canada.
One of my favorite things used to be (and really still is) is to go to a grocery store, especially one I haven't been in, and walk through all the aisles looking for foods I've never had. My food addiction goes way back
I'm checking in for the day and stayed on track today. I'm glad to say that even after eating all that food yesterday, I didn't have the desire to overeat today. Now I just need to make it through the weekend, with only 2 weekly points left and then everything will reset on Monday.
Hope everyone is doing well on their plans and that you have a great weekend.
I cooked some boneless chicken breasts in my crockpot today and then added BBQ sauce after they were done. I'll get three meals out of this, and that's always nice - and it tasted good too.
It's been tough to eat such low points yesterday and today and I have tomorrow too before my weigh-in on Monday. I don't think it was worth it to eat so many of my weekly points on one day like I did this week. If I have a challenge day like this again, I'd probably bring more of my own food to eat, or practice a Beck behavior of tolerating hunger.
Checking in for this last day of my "week". I woke up this morning and just felt so tired of exercising and figuring out what to eat every day. But I've done my exercise for the day and I'm staying on track with my food. I am having to fight with myself not to overeat today, I'm just in one of those moods!
We had a great time swimming (we went Saturday instead of Friday) and DD and I did a family yoga class on Sunday. I didn't enjoy it as much as my usual hot yoga, and DD seemed to spend a lot of time sitting there (she's 5), but she said that she liked it more than her usual kids' class, so we'll probably be back. I just found it hard to relax with her there.
I spent some time meal prepping last night so I'm in good shape for the week, for lunches at least. Dinners are another story.
The only issue I had this weekend was drinking too much wine. I am going to work on that this month.
I'm down slightly for the week so far, with two days left until WI. The plan for this week is to get a plan for dinners!
Hi wwlurker - Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Hopefully you'll see a good number at your weigh-in this week
I weighed-in today and had a loss this week, so that was nice. Seeing the number on the scale today made me realize what goal weight I want to be. I had really been struggling with picking a number, so it's a relief to have decided. I still need to lose 3 pounds to get to my goal. So hopefully I can do that in another month or two.
After I reach my goal weight then I'll need to start the process of maintaining my loss, something I've never done before. But I hope that this time I'm much stronger and have learned more about how to eat and exercise, so that I'll be successful with keeping the weight off.
cj59 - 3 more lbs! That's exciting. It's also great that you had a loss even with your high-point day.
I got in my exercise this morning, so that was great. Tomorrow is my WI and I peeked this am. I am down slightly. But, I think that for some reason last week my official WI was a bit higher than it should have been, so I'm still hoping for a good loss.
My sister and I check in with each other periodically re our weight for added accountability. She is almost always 20 lbs less than me (we are the same height but shaped differently). Since Xmas, she has lost 15 lbs just by making better choices. It's frustrating that I am doing a program and have lost less than her. I generally think that nothing good can come from comparing oneself to others, but it's hard not to do.
Hi wwlurker - It is difficult not to compare ourselves to others, especially when it comes to weight loss. I think a lot of it depends on our bodies, even more than what we eat or our exercise. I guess we just have to remember we're in it for the long haul and keep working on losing - hang in there. Hope your weigh-in goes well
I always weigh in on the first day of the month, so that's tomorrow - and that makes it easier to stay on track today. Also tomorrow it will be 2 years since I started on this weight loss journey. It's hard to believe it's been that long. I have to work hard and not getting in the mindset that I'm done once I get to goal. I have to keep eating and exercising this way for the rest of my life. Hopefully though, I'll be able to eat a little bit more each day and treat myself sometimes.