It’s weigh-in day!
First, though, I’d just like to say a quick thanks for sharing your kind thoughts about my last post.
My blog is my “safe place”; it’s where I come to speak my truth—no matter what that truth may be. I don’t necessarily write these things or express myself for the sake of entertaining other folks’ opinions… However, when the posts are well received (instead of met with criticism or judgement), it does make it easier to put my thoughts out into the world… So those of you that liked that particular post or left comments or used my contact page to drop me a more personal, private line are—truly—appreciated.
Believe it or not, I’m doing just fine. My life has not completely imploded, and I didn’t stray too far off the beaten path food-wise this week… which, I know, probably comes as a shock… but it’s true!
One bad day—or, actually, it’d be more accurate to say one bad meal—doesn’t negate everything else I do to try to improve my health and rack up more poundage lost.
And that’s pretty obvious this week, I think, thanks to my weigh-in stats:
Last Week’s Weight: 244.8 lbs.
This Week’s Weight: 243.6 lbs.
Weekly Change: –1.2 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 74.6 lbs.
Had I not had my binging blunder on Tuesday night, I’d likely have lost a little more weight this week, but, alas, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
I managed to pull myself out of bed exceedingly early this morning so that I could actually make it to a Weight Watchers meeting and attend as a member before I started my shift at 8 AM, and it really helped me.
My plan is to do this every week from now on. Yes, I’ll have to get up a whole lot earlier, but it’s worth it. I somehow managed to forget how much it helps me to just sit in on a meeting and decompress and speak freely as an active participant. There’s really something to be said for stepping away from the job for half an hour and remembering your roots; it’s something I need.
My goal for this week is to track honestly. This is something I haven’t been doing lately, and I hate that I’ve gotten into this habit. The most successful moments of my journey have always occurred when I track honestly, so it’s time to go back to basics.
To help me do that, I’ve decided that I’m going to write a quick blog post every evening this week so that I can share my food choices. Perhaps having to state what I eat in a very public forum will help hold me a little more accountable.
Breakfast: Black coffee with 3 tbsp. sugar-free hazelnut creamer, a turkey sausage and cheese flatbread sandwich, a container of Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, and 3 clementines. 8/41
Lunch: White corn tortilla chips, salsa, 4 shrimp street tacos (i.e. shrimp, corn tortillas, grilled onions, and fresh lime juice), Spanish rice, and several glasses of lemon water. 32/41
(Note: today is my mother’s birthday, so I took her out to lunch to celebrate. We went to a little mom and pop Mexican restaurant where all of the food is made from scratch. Therefore, my point calculations were an estimate, but I feel confident that it’s pretty accurate.)
Dinner: A pan-seared garlic and herb tilapia filet, 1.75 cups of French-style green beans, and 12 oz. of seltzer water with fresh lime juice. 37/41
Dessert: Black coffee with 3 tbsp. sugar-free hazelnut creamer and a homemade almond biscotti. 41/41
So far, so good. I sincerely hope the same can be said for the rest of you!
Cheers to a wonderful, successful, and productive week!