Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New train of thought...

I have been obviously struggling for awhile now, back and forth, back and forth, trying to lose the same weight over and over again, and it is frustrating. I feel like I need to look at it a different way. I was talking to a friend of mine, who is pregnant now, but is a lifetime member at WW. She was telling me how she can't wait to start up on WW again once she has this baby. She says she LOVES "dieting" because it is a game to her, mentally, that she is trying to win. She hates trying to mantain, but loves the game of trying to get the numbers on the scale to go down. I walked away from the conversation thinking about it. Maybe I should try to look at it like that, and see if it changes my thought process. It may sound silly, but sometimes it just takes something like that to help you out.

I was proud of myself ( sorta ) this weekend. My husband had a work dinner that we had to go to at this amazing resturant. Now, my husband and I NEVER go out to dinner, like ever, so I knew from the start, that I was just going to enjoy myself and splurge, and BOY, did I ever! They had everything from fresh belgian waffles, crepes with Nutella, fresh egg omelets, and dinner stuff like, alfredo, pasta, pizza, fresh mozzerella and olives, bread, etc. Then, the desserts! Chocolate fondue fountain with every fruit you can think of, graham crackers, marshmellows, pretzels, etc and every kind of chocolate cake, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered rice krispie treats, the list goes on and on. I ate enough to last a week. It ended at 2:00pm, and I didn't eat anything the rest of the day. You are probably wondering when I will get to the part that I am proud of myself...lol! Normally when I have a meal like that, it turns into a bad day, and then a bad NEXT day, and then a bad week. I have a REALLY hard time coming off a meal like that and going 100% back on plan. I did go right back on, which I am pretty happy about! Now, I was up like 4 pounds on Monday after that huge meal, but am already down almost 2 of it by today. I will keep on plugging away...I want to get in a good groove before we leave on Sunday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Is anyone even here anymore?

HELLO????? I'm so sorry I haven't posted in 3 months! Between our Florida vacation, and all the holidays, I've been so busy.....and um....busy eating too. I was about 199 before our Florida trip the last week in October, and I kinda just ate whatever from then up until January 2nd. Well, I did a few good days in that time, but not enough to even make a dent. When I weighed in on January 2nd, I was 209.5, and was SICK about it. But, it's not like I was surprised...I knew I ate bad, so I didn't expect anything else. I can say though, that in the past 12 days though, I have lost 8.5 pounds, and weighed in at WW last night at 201. I was very happy!! I am actually going back to Florida on the 22nd for a week! When we went in November, our flight got overbooked, so we volunteered to stay an extra couple nights and ended up getting a bunch of free round trip tickets! I have some friends whose grandparents live in Orlando, so I am bringing them, and my 2 daughters with me, and going back down! My goal is to be under 200 when we leave. I am really going to try to stay on plan while I am there though...I don't want to throw away all of my hard work! Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone was still here, and see if I should pick up where I left off and start posting again. Should I???