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Breaking All the Rules - I'm such a bad girl!!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Okay, maybe not. But I did break a few "weight loss rules" in the last week, with great success I might add.

Last Monday morning I stepped on the scale in I don't know how long. I didn't like what I saw, though I can't say I was surprised. So something deep in the recesses of my brain went "click"

I headed downstairs and made myself the healthiest breakfast, lunch and two snacks I could conjure up from my household provisions. I usually have fairly healthy stuff around, but there's a difference between when I'm in that healthy eating mode and not, and I had not been for a while. But I did the best I could, packed it all up, and I started my day. I ate what I packed, nothing more. I drank a little extra water. And after work, I went to visit my mom at her rehab facility, and instead of giving into the hunger I felt because I hadn't had dinner yet, I just didn't. And I left there at about 6:30, came home and made a healthy dinner. And then I stopped eating. The next day, I woke up and got on the scale, and I was down 3 lbs.

This pattern continued all week. I weighed myself every day (a supposed no-no). I allowed myself to get a little more hungry than I probably should have when I found myself in a position to not have a healthy snack. It wasn't the end of the world, and I found that I was able to overcome that hunger with a good, healthy dinner that always contained a little more protein than I'd usually eat, which seemed to do the trick.

I found myself motivated by those daily weigh ins, and every day almost excited to get on the scale. Now I know these big losses won't continue, but I am so motivated right now to continue. I am kidding about the "rules," I know that it's really whatever works for you personally. But I am excited for the first time in a long time about taking some serious weight off. And that is a blessing.
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