Days 8 & 9 of 'Tude
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Sorry that I missed the blog for yesterday but here I am to catch you all up on my shenanigans. lol
So I got some bad news on Friday. It is sort of devastating news but I am going to share it with you all. UGH Meatloaf and mashed potatoes are trigger foods for me! Can you believe it? I don't make it very often but I made it Friday and well let's just say that if my family didn't rush to get some, they probably wouldn't have gotten any! I was eating it like it was a last meal. That was no bueno!
I have not tried to identify trigger foods. I have just always said that any food could be a trigger or that I really didn't have any trigger foods. Now that I am taking a different focus this month, I am seeing some things that I really never saw before. Okay so this was one of those things I didn't want to see before but now it is pretty clear and I am accepting the facts.
Yesterday I tried a new recipe from a cookbook that I bought recently. At first glance, this recipe had ingredients that I don't like much but on the recommendation of my mother, I gave it a try. It was pretty good but I think I am going to have to tweak it a bit. The recipe was Black Bean Sloppy Joes. My kids liked it but they both agreed that there were some things that needed to be changed up. We decided that we will put this on the back burner for a bit but next time we try it, we will make a few changes.
I am also getting excited about some projects that I need to get done in my home. I am making a list of small projects and scheduling them to work on throughout the week.
I mentioned that I like the Flylady website. I get her daily emails and I have the cleaning schedule on my COZI app schedule. I have been just deleting these emails and schedule reminders when they pop up. I was just trying avoid all those things I knew that I needed to take care of. Now I am looking forward to getting them done. I will read them and do the activities as scheduled.
Okay so now to tell you the impact that all this is having on my weight. I mean, that is what I am here for. I need and want to lose weight. Let me tell you a few things first. The scale has been a thing that I have looked at as an "enemy of the state"! At first, I saw lots of success and that kept me motivated and moving forward. Then the scale slowed down as my body got used to what I was doing. I was losing but not as fast as I was at the beginning.
Then the turn around happened. I began gaining. I got so tied to that scale that instead of only weighing once a week, it was every other day and then it got up to daily. The scale was dictating how I felt for the day. If I didn't see what I wanted, I would be negative and down and depressed and that is how my day went. I allowed the scale to control my emotions and everything went down hill.
Now that I am focusing on my attitude and the way I think and speak about myself, I am not looking to the scale to tell me if I should be happy. I have gotten my weighing down to 2 times a week but I am confident that I will only weigh once a week from now on. I feel so much better not letting a hunk of metal tell me how I should feel. It is like letting people get all up in your Koolaid and they don't know the flavor! The scale doesn't know me and frankly, it can be one of the last to know when I lose weight!
So with that being said. I have lost 7.2 pounds this month! Yes you read that right. I know part of that was from the end of February but I am counting it for this month as my weigh ins are in March. I lost 4 pounds per my weigh in on March 2nd and 3.2 pounds as of today's weigh in! I am making progress!
Positivity is really helping me move forward. It is putting the color back in my face. It is putting the smile back on my face. It is putting the spring back in my step. I know that as I continue to work on my attitude and the way I think and speak about myself, I am going to see more positive changes in my health and life.
I am pushing forward. I am making progress. I am a winner. I am strong! I am confident! I am healthy! I am fit!
Much love and positive changes!