We're back in Lahti now and I should get back to my normal eating routines as well. I had so much chocolate yesterday and I've already had a lot today too. IT'S EVERYWHERE! Easter is like that, I guess. But it's so hard to stop eating once you start. BUT I HAVE STOPPED NOW and everything will be okay again. I'm getting back to my healthy diet again.
Other than that, I had a lovely time at home. My sister seems to be doing a lot better already. She ate almost normally all the time I was there which made me so incredibly happy! Hopefully she'll leave those eating issues behind once and for all.
I've done nothing special today - yet. Tommi and I were planning to go to the movies later this evening but we'll see. I'd love to do something special to enjoy the day off - tomorrow it's back to the normal daily routines again.
I'll update later. There's something I need to get off my chest but I don't have the time to write about that now.
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!
Since we don't have a scale at the flat, I usually only get to weigh myself here at my parents. I was really nervous to step on that scale today because it had been such a long time since I last weighed myself and I fell off the wagon somewhere along the way. I had mentally prepared for some weight gain so I was really surprised to see that I hadn't gained ANY weight since the last time I was here! I'm still solidly at 154 pounds!! Granted, I haven't lost any weight either - BUT I DON'T EVEN MIND! I'm so happy I haven't gained a pound!!!!
This gives me hope. This time last year I weighed 190 pounds. Now I weigh 154. I've lost almost 40 pounds already! That's A LOT! I forget to give myself credit for that. I only have 24 pounds to lose and I know I will shed those extra pounds and meet all my goals before I know it. I feel so happy and hopeful right now! I CAN DO THIS.
Today's been a great day so far. Amanda (my sister), Tommi and I went shopping and had some coffee earlier today. We had such a great time - I couldn't stop laughing! I'm so thankful for my amazing sister and boyfriend. They mean the world to me. Speaking of my sister, I think she's doing a little better already. She had a milkshake and half a cookie today and she's just having lunch. She's been herself this weekend. I know she still struggles constantly to eat normally and it's not easy - but for the first time in months it really seems like she's trying!
Thank you all for encouraging me to come here this weekend. I think my presence has made things clearer for her and she's cheered up a lot!
That's me feeling happy and relieved that I hadn't gained any weight!! :)
We arrived here this afternoon and I'm really glad I came. I missed my sister and she apparently missed me a lot too. It's always so good to see her! I don't know what the deal is with her eating issues since I haven't been here that long yet but seems to me that it hasn't gotten any better. I hope I can be a good role model to her and get her to eat normally again. I would love nothing more!
We have no special plans for tonight: we'll just stay at home and watch some movie. I bought some lowfat candy (Friday has always been the one special day of the week when I can have my guilt-free fix of my favorite treats! But, of course, in moderation). I might go a little over my calorie limit today but I'll stay well below 2000 calories so I won't gain any weight. But I won't be losing either... I have to be careful though! I don't want to lose my grip this time!
I'll eat really healthy tomorrow and I'll also work out. But today I'll focus on spending time with my sister and enjoying a good movie in great company.
I had a great day today! Confessions of a Shopaholic WAS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! So funny! I loved the character of Rebecca Bloomwood and could definitely identify with her! If you haven't seen it yet then you absolutely should! Marley & Me was great too. Very touching!
I had some popcorn and nonfat candy at the movies. I had healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner but went a little over my calories for today. I didn't go over any other nutritional goals though, which I'm really happy for. I had about 1700 calories today (I shouldn't go over 1500 calories) which isn't that bad - could've been better but it's okay, I made my decisions and I stand by them. I'll make up for it tomorrow!
The main thing is that I had a lovely day with my friend and my darling, I saw two good movies, had some popcorn, worked out and I'm really happy right now.
I'm off to school in a minute but I thought I'd update before I go. I'm so ready for the Easter holiday! Today's the last day of school and I couldn't be happier. I need a break so badly, I'm all stressed out and falling behind in millions of assignments I should've handed in ages ago. Now I'll hopefully have time to get all those things done. What a relief that would be!
I have a great day ahead of me! First, I have classes from 10 am till 2 pm and after that, I'm going to the movies with a friend (Confessions of a Shopaholic) and almost right after that I'm meeting Tommi for another movie (Marley and Me). Haha! So, there'll be a lot of sitting and maybe just a liiitlle popcorn involved. But I don't want to overindulge! I'm off to such a great start! (Although I went over my nutritional goal for fat yesterday... I feel a bit bad about that. But now I know better - I'll stay away from beef from now on!)
Okay, I guess I'll be going now. Have a wonderful day everyone!