Yay! New Low
Monday, March 01, 2010
I am happy! I weigh 157, down 1.5 pounds this week.
What's REALLY worth celebrating is that this is the second week in a row I've weighed in the 150's. I've had a great deal of trouble STAYING in the 150's -- it's been a real psychological barrier/mental roadblock.
So now I'm there. YAY ME!
TC's dad is having open-heart surgery on March 12 and as the retired one, TC was asked to come up the following week and chauffeur his mother back and forth to the hospital each day. His dad will be in the hospital for 1-2 weeks and then will need lots of care at home because his mother has dementia and pretty much can't be in charge of anything.
TC and I decided he would NOT fly to Michigan the week of the 15th -- his three siblings & their spouses who all live 5 miles away would just have to work it among themselves. And we called yesterday and you know what? They did. Unfortunately, the burden is falling on just TWO members of the family because everyone else is "too busy". I'm especially disgusted at the 30-something grandchild who doesn't have a job but yet STILL has not been asked to pitch in. His parents defend his busyness. WHATEVER.
To do our part we will go up the following week, March 22-26, which is my spring break.
Of course my first worry is the food. TC's family, like most Americans, eats a lot of processed food and takeout. The funny part is they aren't really big people, they just eat crappy food in small amounts. Fruit is practically nonexistent and vegetables are an afterthought covered in sauce. SO...I'd like to take our trailer so I can be in charge of my own food! But -- it's Michigan in March, so it's really dependent on the weather.
While I am reluctant to get outside my food comfort zone, we'll just have to cross that bridge when we get there! Thank you BLW, for the image of the inner-tube, I like that! I may just have to strap on my inner-tube and float with whatever happens. And I can always take my own apples, carrots, etc. This may be a good test to see how far I've REALLY come with my quest to "think like a thin person"!
This week will be very challenging--I will work late every day this week. I have to work 9-9 today, so I've got my lunch AND dinner planned and packed. I'll have to get on the treadmill before work.
I feel very motivated to continue the downward trend. I'm at 27 pounds lost and have 13 to go! YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!