Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I feel quite accomplished today. I had a 'dreaded' family dinner last night. These events always make me nervous, because I normally stop eating around 4 in the afternoon to give my food time to digest before I go to bed. I also get cravings when I eat late at night, so I've figured out that's it's just easier to stop eating before all the madness starts. It's been going well now that it's become a habit.
Well, we had one of those special family occasions, and I had to go to dinner with them last night. The last time we had one, I opted to skip out on it rather than face the temptation. This time, I said I would eat lighter during the day, and save some calories for that evening meal. Well, it was a little tough not to eat what I wanted to during the day, but I stuck to my plan. I ate a lite dinner last night, and even had some dessert. I said I would be proud of myself, no matter what the scale said this morning because I stuck to the game plan. I even put the fork down when I started getting that full feeling -- before my dessert was finished.
Lo and behold, I had actually lost weight this morning. Go figure. Like I said, it wasn't about the weight, but that was a nice bonus. I feel like I've broken through a mental barrier. I couldn't be happier!
Monday, October 25, 2010
I reached an important milestone today. I officially weigh less than my husband. I've been trying to get him to weigh in regularly so I could figure out when the switch-over happened. He kept losing (for no good reason, like most men), so when I thought I was below him on the scale, I would turn out to be a lb. or 2 above him. Grr. Well, today he finally weighed in at .5 lbs. above me. Yay! Of course, he does not know this. I'm waiting 'til I'm down at least another 25 lbs. to let him in on how much I weigh. There are some things a woman has the right to keep to herself... ;-)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Well, the title says it all. I've finally hit the goal that's been eluding me, not only for the past few weeks, but for the past few years. The last time I lost weight, I stalled out at 29 lbs. lost, and slowly (actually, quickly) started to regain the weight. The time before that, I lost about 33 lbs., and regained that, plus more. The 30 lb. mark has been a big sticking point for me, but it will not get the best of me this time. I'm setting a new goal of 30 lbs. lost, and I will get there. It may not be as quickly as some people will get there, or even as quickly as I hope to get there, but I will get there. Of this I am sure. I have no anxiety that I will falter or fail. It's taken me 8 months of peaks, valleys, lows, highs and everything in between to get where I am. I've learned so much in that time. I've gotten stronger, I've become wiser, and I'm looking forward to moving forward.
'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home...
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Well, I had a couple of setbacks this week, so I haven't hit my 30 lbs. yet. I have to believe there are things I still need to learn. I'm willing to accept that, and embrace where I am. 30 lbs. will come when it's supposed to. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the journey.
There were a couple of dietary issues I had to relearn this week. Going back and repeating a lesson is sometimes necessary, but life has a way of bringing us back to those things we thought we knew, but need a refresher course in.
I'm taking notes, and will hopefully retain the lessons this time. Learning and accepting...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Today my story was featured on the Inside Out Weight Loss podcast by Renee Stephens. I'm the singer with allergies she refers to. Pretty cool stuff! The link is below:
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