Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Well, tomorrow I have my platelet donation, so, I went to the mall to weigh myself. I popped in the fifty cents, and ......212 pounds! I've gained a pound! Not that I should be surprised, because I did one too many trips through the drive throughs for 'convenient' fast food. The funny thing is, the reason I'm a little surprised, is because I don't FEEL heavier. I don't feel any pressure on my sling like I had, and, (lol) the jeans I had on felt more loose! A month ago the same jeans felt like they were cutting into me!
I give myself some real credit here though, because, I had to laugh! It must have been an act of God, because normally I would get REAL down with news like that. I would get discouraged, be grumpy, feel like giving up, probly grab a box of Little Debbie's.
But, I didn't. I could only laugh to myself as I finished doing the other errands.
That felt good.
I have some new game plans as I go through this.
1.No peanut butter sandwiches.
One breakfast was nearly 700 calories because I had 3 pieces of bread with peanut butter.
It was convenient. And a comfort food.
I used to make peanut butter with peanuts in my food processor. At least it was natural. But no more.
2.No rice. It makes me bloat. Even brown rice.
3.No bean dip with tortilla chips, unless I can find a low calorie version.
4. I've decided to reset my goal weight to 160. My thinking is, I'll lose the weight in stages. I'll first focus on getting down below the obesity level. I became obese at 165. From there, I'll asses what I need to do to get to 140. When I get to 140, I'll see what I can do about getting, if possible, down to 125.
5.Make lunches for work for the week on Sunday or Monday nights. This is so I'm not stressed out trying to make lunch or dinner to take with me the morning of work. And I do get hurried and stressed sometimes with it. Healthy eating takes preparation, and time.
6.Get to the Y more. I have a new schedule, and I'm doing home school now, but I'll work around it. Plan on a calendar when to go, do stuff around the house, and...take the kids to the beach.
I love the beach. It's my most favorite place in the world.
I'm comfortable with these changes. I'll adjust accordingly as needed. But these feel good for now.
Anyway, I have my Platelet donation tomorrow. With this little gain I wonder what my blood pressure will be. It was 136 at the last donation. That's why I decided to get more involved with Spark, and take more action in my weight loss. No matter what, I intend that my monthly platelet donations will be my marker, my goal.
I'll weigh myself the night before etch donation, and then hopefully look forward to my BP going back down below 120.
I feel confident. I can do this.
Well, my daughter needs the computer. She sang really well in church with her friends last night. She recorded it, and downloaded it on to her Facebook account. She's getting some good feedback.
I need to go drink some water for the donation tomorrow. And I need to make lunch and dinner for work afterward.
Till next time,