Weekend check-in

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I didn't weigh myself! Haha, that would be the good news.

Saturday started out pretty good. The baby got up early, I had to shower and get ready, give the baby a bath and get her ready, get gas, wash the car, go to the farmer's market, and then head out to Viking for the parade by 11 (45 minutes away).

I was really happy with the reception I got when I showed up. Most of the relatives haven't seen me since I was about 275 pounds (I was 170 on Saturday when seeing them). One kept calling me skinny. Another said she wanted me to rub off on her so she could lost weight. My grandma kept bragging to others in Viking about my weight loss. Many said how proud they were of me.

So that was the positive. The negative? I was seriously hounded about what I was eating, what I could eat, etc. The good part was how supportive a few were about making food that I "could eat on my diet." The not so great part was that when I put things on my plate that I "shouldn't have"...I got a few looks and comments. The things I shouldn't have eaten? Potato salad, hot dog (without bun), 2 pieces of flat bread with a bit of butter, and 1 cookie. I also later had a Mountain Dew (1/2 can). GASP! I really ended up feeling awkward and like I was having a guilt trip laid on me. I tried not to let it get to me, but I ended up being in a bit of an irritated mood by the time I left. Oh, and a great uncle told me I need to put on weight....nice.

Overall, I did pretty good considering....

Then, last night, I got sick. I was throwing up, my head pounding, and I went to bed at 11:30 (so late for me!). I ended up sleeping late, though not very well. I had grapes, a banana, Apple Jacks, grilled cheese sandwich, potato chips (8), and a homemade crab salad on a Jimmy John's bread. Yes, a bit of comfort food! I felt good overall how I ate, even though it was not optimal. I still vomited a bit this evening (ugh, I hate throwing up) but it is so weird because I was famished all day! And nauseated! And no, not a chance I am preg-o.

No working out this weekend, and that was not a problem for me. I needed the rest! I am psyched about getting up at 5 tomorrow and rocking it at the gym. I plan on 45 minutes of spinning and ST. I will only be eating filling foods to kind of equal out the weekend of higher fat and carbs.

Here's to rocking this week, and kicking these last 15 pounds out the door for good!!!

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  • BRENDY_28
    i hope you feel better soon. :)
    2768 days ago
    You are doing a great job. Don't let anyone tell you how to lose the weight because it is obvious you have figured it out!! And for those people who have lost and kept it off the first thing they will tell you is do not deprive yourself. Deprivation is what causes overeating and gaining the weight back. We have to learn to live like real people, just eat smaller portions. Stick up for yourself and just let them know that you have figured out the weight loss secret.
    I got sick last week for about 4-5days. I was afraid I ate some bad eggs, no change in heck that I could be pregnant either emoticon
    Keep up the great work. You will be at goal before you know it.
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    2769 days ago
    You are so awesome Erin!! Don't let them put you on a guilt trip! You have done so awesome you clearly know what you are doing and how to handle yourself. Those last 15 lbs better be pretty scared!!
    2769 days ago
    Everyone think they know what's best, it's really irritating! I think family is the worst about it to! Congrats on handling it so well.
    My daughter was sick like that yesterday too. I have no idea what it was, but she's just fine now.
    Enjoy the gym, and I hope you're feeling better now!
    2769 days ago
    throwing up is the worst thing ever!! i hope it passes soon!

    that's a strange reaction from the family. support and praise on one hand, but judgmental looks for what you put on your plate on the other hand. well... they should see that you have accomplished somehting great, and thus trust you to know what you can and can't put on your plate!!

    i'm sure you will kick these last 15lbs to the curb in no time!!
    2769 days ago
    All you have to tell them is that you put in all that extra effort so on days like that you can cut loose and have a little fun. My Dad says the same things to me. Are you supposed to eat that?? I just tell him... I have lost 35 lbs and if anyone know what I should or should not eat it is me!!
    2769 days ago
  • -POOKIE-

    I bet looks on peoples faces was priceless... and I hope really motivational for you!

    The food thing would have really stressed me out as well. I hate being felt like am judged for eating something or not.
    2769 days ago
    You have done so great so far...I tell people I can eat anything I want...that usually throws most people for a loop..., but then I add...I just can't eat EVERYTHING in sight!
    2770 days ago
    Hope you are feeling better.
    2770 days ago
    Way to go! You're an inspiration to the rest of us who are just starting out. :)
    2770 days ago
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