Sorry I fell off the face of the earth for a couple of days there. I assure you that everything is going well. The highlights of the last few days:
Still no drive thru, fast food, or secret eating. I can’t even tell you how huge this is in my life. If last Saturday’s Arby’s with the family counts as my last fast food excursion, that means I am now completing my 10th day of fast food “sobriety”. I’m super excited about that.
I have had restaurant food three consecutive days and I’ve made decent choices.
Olive Garden Saturday night with a friend from high school and our families. Victories:
- chose to drink water
- didn’t even TOUCH a single breadstick
- chose a dish off the low-calorie menu, so nothing alfredo or parmesan or carbonara
Mexican food with church friends Sunday night. Victories:
- no sour cream or queso
- tacos with grilled shrimp and lots of veggies
- chose water
Monday lunch at Chili’s with a colleague.
- Well… um…. I had chicken fingers, fries, and a diet coke… but the good news is I spent most of the day walking around, standing around, chugging water, climbing stairs, etc. – otherwise known as NOT sitting on my butt and stuffing my face with mindless food. So while I can’t necessarily call the Chili’s trip a “win”, I’m willing to at least partially justify it due to increased activity that day.
Today it was back to work, which meant back to the routine. (How far I’ve come that I no longer fear the work week and its drive thru temptation!) Slim-Fast for breakfast, carrots, yogurt, frozen dinner (for lunch) and then homecooked food for dinner. Lots of water.
I have not weighed myself since a little over a week ago when my grandma offered to pay me to lose weight. Our bathroom scale is at the new house, and I haven’t been there much over the last few days.
I think it’s just as well. I’m sure I’ve lost some weight, but I worry that I’m not yet ready to analyze results.
If I got on the scale and didn’t see much of a loss after 10 days, I would probably be pissed and discouraged.
If I DID see a big loss, I might get complacent. And then in another week when I didn’t see ANOTHER big loss, I would probably be pissed and discouraged.
So, I’m just going to keep on trucking, and maybe eventually I’ll re-weigh. But not anytime really soon.