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Not derailed

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hellooooooo, SparkFriends!

Well - I got on the scale this morning, 1 week later than I had planned but I did deal with a bit of a challenge. I am down 6 pounds from 2 weeks ago, so I'm happy with that.

The challenge is that my family came to visit last week. This is why I did not get a chance to report my progress last week. They came in on Wednesday and left Sunday - so it was a good, long visit. Last Wednesday I did come in at 289.something which means I had a gain... but let me tell you, that isn't bad.

You see - Wednesday was my mother's birthday so there was cake and ice cream. Through the 5 day visit, some of the meals were fine and controlled - others.... not so much. When they left, I was actually up a few pounds but within 2 days it was gone so I'm sure it was all sodium related.

I did have 2 pieces of cake from the original birthday cake... and then we had a party on Saturday, so I had a small piece of cake (read as... pretty much only the frosting) and one scoop of ice cream. I was much more controlled on Saturday. But my brother and his wife were not happy with the cake amount, so they went and bought ANOTHER birthday cake. I was able to resist that cake throughout the visit. After they left, there was a small piece so it was divided into 4ths and along with my family, we had a small sweet treat Monday night - and now it is all gone.


I am rather proud I did not jump into the second cake because cake is a serious weekness for me. I think cake is the bomb-diggidy.

So - I'm back to tracking most of what I eat and then hopefully I'll get back to my treadmill very soon - but if anything, I think I am focusing more on core exercises and weights than running. I would like to tone up along with lose weight and I'm ok with it not going as fast as it did last time.

Until next time, God Bless and Many Successes

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAPPYMAPY 7/12/2012 5:14AM

    I think once you realize that you can think beyond those things that cause us to slip and eat mindlessly is a huge step! I'm proud of you, Cris, for indulging yourself to celebrate but being careful with that indulgence! Please keep us up to date as to how your exercising is going!


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LOPEYP 7/11/2012 12:16PM

    Sounds like you had a plan and stuck to it. That's the way to do it! emoticon

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SGRAY478 7/11/2012 10:03AM

    Awesome! Way to have control with that cake! I am the same way with sweet treats! And great about your loss!

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