Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I probably should have written this on Monday when it was the end of my second week back on spark.
Anyway, I have lost between 12 and 14 pounds in those first two weeks. I say between those two numbers because the scale can't seem to decide where to stay.
I'm doing well. The last several times we ate out (with one exception) I made all good choices. I didn't eat as much as I would have or chose a salad with grilled chicken instead. I think my proudest moment was when I actually stopped eating the monster steak on Saturday night. I only ate about a quarter of it and asked for a to go box. That is a big step for me.
My husband and I are trying new recipes too. It's helping relieve the diet fatigue/boredom to try some new things. The kids aren't happy with the dishes but we are attempting to compromise by separating their food out instead of leaving it all mixed up because they are dead set against having their food mixed together. And I understand that, I hated it too when I was a kid. I wouldn't eat casseroles or anything like that.
I've set up my goals and the milestones I want to reward myself at--I am having some difficulty coming up with rewards though. I'll just have to take it one at a time and choose the next reward as I start working toward it.
I've laid out my mini-goals on a calendar, projecting when I lose the weight by--it seems such a long time away. Nearly a year and half. I've never been able to stick with healthy eating for that long--I always burn out at about four or five months. I have to find a way to keep going this time.