Monday, May 30, 2011
Day 8 - Great memorial day and I lost almost 5 pounds!
Today was my day to weigh. I promise you-I dreamed about weighing all last night. I dreamed my scale was broke, the battery was down, it kept giving me weird numbers, etc....I guess I was just so excited about the weigh in.
Last Monday was 204.9.
Today was 200.0.
How awesome is that??
I just hope I can keep this up - but I know I can one day at a time. I am sitting here right now and I feel hungry but there is no way I could be. It is only 8 pm and I ate a grilled burger with bun, a few chips and watermelon around 5 pm so I shouldn't be this hungry. ???? Oh well, I still haven't had my late night snack that I sometimes and sometimes don't have.
Last night my husband jumped up and said he would be right back. Me - "Where you going?" Him - "to get me some cookies" My brain said "DAMN! Here we go again" but my next thought was, just because he brings cookies home does NOT mean I have to eat any. Wow! What a thought. I never saw them while he was eating them. He had the box down beside his chair so that was good. Then cleaning up this morning I found the box with about 7 cookies left. First thought - "Eat them!" Second thought - "you don't have to eat these. Put them in the cabinet" and I did. Now they are still in the cabinet and I am about to go get them so he can finish off the box. At first I felt "deprived" because I could eat any but then I realized that I could if I wanted to but I really did not want to. :)
My husband called from work today around 2 pm wanting to know if I wanted to go to the park and cook out with him and few friends at 3 pm. He never plans anything. It is always spur of the moment for him. I said yes I would go but all I could think about was oh my, what am I going to eat. So I took along some healthy foods for me but did not even have to eat them. He grilled the burgers and I had a few chips and he had brought a watermelon. Perfect! So we had fun and I stayed within my calorie range. I also got a chance to walk a little over a mile while he was cooking. So it all worked out great. Fun time, good food, and good company!
My plan has been that I can have anything I want within moderation. But I also think about the amount of calories in something and have to decide if I want to "spend" that many calories on such a small item like a cookie. Most times I decide not to. And I have to remember that you, the people who may read this, will hold me accountable (I hope you will) if I go over my calorie limit. It was like I would be letting you down if I messed up today. And I didn't want to do that. So THANK YOU whoever reads this - you have kept me accountable today.
How did everyone else do on this holiday?
MAKE it a healthy day,