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End of week two/Super Bowl Food!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I am officially now in week three of my weight loss. I wasn't quite as strict as I was last week, although I still ate very healthy...with one exception.

I knew that the Super Bowl was coming and I was planning on going to a party...I was honestly kind of dreading it because I knew that I wouldn't really be able to eat the party food or drink any alcohol like everyone else would be. I did well on the alcohol part (drank water all night!) BUT I did end up cheating a little bit on food. I brought a veggie tray because I knew it would be the only healthy thing there....but did I eat it? Nope. My plan was to eat before I went to the party then just snack on the veggies if I got hungry while I was there. It didn't quite turn out that way. When I got to the party, I saw all of the amazing food on the table and I was thinking about how good I had been all week so I thought, "Okay...I'll have some food, but just a little bit." At that point, I was planning on only having ONE small plate, and I would not have any more than what would fit on the plate. Yea, that didn't work either. First, I had a bowl of chili (my friend Josh makes the BEST chili!!). Then, I had a plate of buffalo chicken dip and tortilla chips. Have you ever had that stuff? It's like crack, and I couldn't stop! I finished what was on my plate but eventually I started going back by the table just to have one more bite.....and another, and another. I also had several peanut butter balls (delicious) when I told myself I was only going to have one small one. Sigh.

Honestly, I didn't even feel bad at the end of the night. In the past I would feel terrible and just know that I completely blew it, so I figured, "Well, I already blew it so I might as well keep eating junk." But this time was different. Yes, I ate food that I probably shouldn't have, but I KNOW that I can't eat perfect forever! It woud drive me crazy to only eat veggies, fruits, and lean proteins for the rest of my life! What made it different this time is that the next day I got right back to it instead of putting it off because I had already had a bad day. Every one has splurge days, but this time around I've really learned that every day is a new day.

Needless to say, I didn't hit my weight loss goal for the second week. I lost 16 pounds the first week, and I knew that it would come off slower the second week but I was still hoping to hit 25 pounds total. As of this morning, I have lost 21 pounds. I was a tiny bit disappointed, but hey...I still lost! I'm 21 pounds lighter than I was just 2 and a half weeks ago! That's good enough for me, and I'm going to power through the rest of this with the same attitude!

How did you do for Super Bowl?
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HOLLYLOLLY3 2/13/2012 12:22PM

    It's amazing that you still have that motivation after a small slip up. That can sometimes be really hard. I had that same problem this weekend. I only lost two pounds this week which was slightly disappointing but now I know where to improve and start again this week. Congratulations on losing 21 pounds. That is fantastic!!

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BANANAFANNAH 2/10/2012 6:18PM

    First off, congrats on 21 pounds -- that's GREAT!

Secondly - oh my god, I know EXACTLY what you mean about Super Bowl. 1 - I don't even like football (but who can resist chowing down on Super bowl day?) 2 - I didn't leave the house, yet I still managed to eat more than I needed, and stuff I shouldn't have really have had in excess.

I invited a few friends over, and then it began. I had pizza and doritos (my weakness), and chocolate, and doritos, and dip... and doritos... wings.. oh my, it was bad.

BUT... same as you, I got right back on track the day after. I'm in the mind frame that you're right, you can't eat perfectly forever. I enjoy food way too much to eat carrot sticks and lean meat for the rest of my life. It's okay to enjoy yourself with good food because we're not doing it every day (though I hope in the future I can show a little more restraint on how many servings of deliciousness I go for) .

Best of luck to you :)) emoticon

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