Today is weigh-in day! I only look forward to this day when I feel like I’ll have good results and today I was excited. But before I could weigh in I had to feed my kids… all three of them.
Luckily Brent was home, so as soon as everyone was settled I scurried over to the bathroom to do my weigh-in.
You know how I do. I went to the bathroom, stripped down naked and stood on the scale while the angels sang…
I weighed in at 207.2, that’s nearly three pounds less than last week!
I also have other good news. I am no longer a sugar freak crackhead… yay! I know this because last night I made my annual groundhog day cupcakes and I told myself that I could have one. By the time I was done making the cupcakes I didn’t want it.
Since I was making these cupcakes Bridget informed me that everyone in her class thinks I’m the best mom ever… that was all of the sweetness I needed.
Right now I’m feeling pretty good about this weight loss business. My trick is to pretend like I’m not trying to lose weight. I don’t deny myself anything. If I want it I eat it I just keep an eye on the portions and eat clean the rest of the time.
Brent used to tell me that I didn’t have to like everything that I ate… but I disagree. Food is one of the great joys of life. I strongly believe that if you pay attention to all of your senses you will feel good and taste is one of them. So why eat stuff if you don’t think it tastes good?
What I’ve discovered is that healthy food doesn’t have to taste bad. Sure you can be boring and make yourself eat bland chicken and steamed veggies but why would you do that if you didn’t like it?
Here’s some of the food that I have enjoyed…
eggs and toast
sweet potato hash browns with a little cinnamon
lots of fruits and veggies
Disregard the gagging face Penelope is making… she comes from a long line of gaggers.
The hardest part of weight loss for me is clearing my head enough not to over think things. If you read the beginning of my blog you know that I psyche myself out. I’m the queen of the Monday diet… “Oh I screwed up already… pass the chips. I’ll start my diet on Monday.”
I feel like I’ve found my stride. I’ve worked out almost every day this week but the difference is that I wasn’t doing it for the scale. I was doing it for my sanity. Yesterday I went for a nice long run and this allowed me to keep on grinning later that night when Penelope threw up in my hair… for the second time.
Now don’t worry, the crazy that you find so entertaining is still there and next week when the scale doesn’t say what I want it to I will get all dramatic again.
How did you do? Are you still hanging in there with me? I want you to see this blog as a safe place to share your troubles and triumphs. I’ve let it all hang out so you can too 😉