When I woke up this morning, something told me that today's weigh-in wasn't going to go very well. Call it a premonition, call it ESP, or call it the fact that I knew darned well what was going to happen because of how the last week or so has gone.
And the fact that I ate gas station food for dinner last night.
And the fact that I have only taken my pill once since last Wednesday, because I keep forgetting..and I really need to come up with a better system to remind myself when it's time to take it.
Last week, I weighed in at 248.8lbs. A great loss from the week before.
This week? 248.4lbs.
So, still down something... but only 0.4lbs.
That still puts me at losing 16.6lbs in less than two months.
I don't think that's too bad. And it's still possible, I suppose, that I can lose 8.4lbs in the next couple of weeks before my next doctor's appointment... but it's going to be REALLY tough.
And while I'm happy to see at least a tiny loss, I know that my tiny loss versus a decent loss is at my own hand and my own doing.
With the CR-AZY schedule I had last week, there were several nights that I wasn't eating until after 10PM. There were several days during the last week that I ate foods I shouldn't. And the lack of sleep that I had last week didn't help anything.
This week is going to be better. Except for the cheeseburger and fries that I had for dinner last night because I was traveling to a football game, and the only place to stop and grab something to eat was a gas station/diner.
I did, however, skip the shake I bought for everyone else after the game. While my kids enjoyed a late night Sonic shake - one of the things that helped me gain a few pounds over the summer - I opted for a cherry limeade instead.
One thing I've learned this week is that when I keep a crazy schedule, I have to be better at planning ahead. When I know I'm going to be traveling for a game, I need to pack something to eat on the road. I can't rely on stopping somewhere and making the right choice. When I'm in a hurry, I don't let stuff like calories and portions take the front seat for my decision. I shove them both in the back, and think about what the quickest food is to grab and go.
Losing 16.6lbs is amazing. And I'm very proud of it. Yet, I know that I still have so much to learn, and so much to do before I have a handle on what "eating healthy for life" is all about. It can't just pertain to "life" when there's no running here, there and everywhere...because my life doesn't work that way. I spend a good majority of my life in that mode, so I have to figure out the best ways to deal with healthy eating on the go...as a busy mom.
But, I learn each and every day, move on, and just start over. That's the mentality I'm going to have and keep. If I fall, I just stand back up. I just have to try and watch myself more closely so that there's less trips and falls on my part, but it's a process..and it's still very early on. I know I can and will do better.
OK, time to move on...let it go...and get ready for a brand new day.
Till next time!