After swallowing a stupid pill last Sunday and eating back most of the weight I had lost the prior week, I posted Tuesday night and declared that I would not eat out the rest of the week. You already know that I made it three days in a row. Did I finish what I started and not eat out for the fourth and final day?
Yesterday was easier than I thought it would be. I had weighed myself in the morning and was still teetering between possibly showing a weight gain this morning or a goose egg. Therefore, I simply knew that I had to make it through the day without eating out. For breakfast, I had an egg scramble that included bacon, red and green bell peppers and mushrooms. I also had a cup of sliced strawberries. Lunch was simple and contained cucumbers, carrots, black olives, ham and a Honeycrisp apple. Dinner had a starch and dairy, but I am okay with it, since I am easing into this. I had a baked Yukon Gold potato with LF sour cream, cheddar and green onions. I also had some sautéed shrimp (mmmm) and opted for spinach on the side rather than the corn on the cob like my husband was eating. I finished the night with a Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa k-cup.
Eating only meals prepared at home the last four days is a record in this household. It’s sad, but true. Was it enough to help me lose the weight I had gained back during the first couple of days of the week? Yes, it was.
Previous weight: 385 lbs
Current weight: 383 lbs
While I am happy to see a loss this week, I am hoping that I learned a lesson as well. That being, slacking off on weigh-in day or early in the week and gaining weight that you have to then re-lose before showing a loss, is not fun. I would rather make forward progress. I did make forward progress this week by losing two pounds, but if I hadn’t pigged out earlier in the week, I could have been further along. To say this will never happen again is probably not realistic, but I don’t want to do it anytime soon. This old habit of mine needs to go.
The weather this weekend has mostly been dry. I am thankful since the forecast shows for rain the rest of the week. I had wanted to do something outdoors, so I went over to my sister’s and played with my nephew. My husband and I usually tag team. He played first by pushing my nephew on the swing and then playing pirates. After my husband was tired out, he tagged me in. My nephew had me racing back and forth across their lawn. By racing, I mean I walked as fast as I could without falling down. We would each hit a plastic tee ball from the stand, then we would race to go pick up the balls and come back. I made a deal that he had to retrieve the ball I hit and I would retrieve his. We did this for quite a while. After he won several times, he told me I was slow. Duh. I told him I was moving as fast as I could with my sore knee. You know what this four-year old did then? He let me win a race. I told him not to do that, but then he did it a second time. After the second time, I had another talk with him and told him that I am trying my best and I wanted him to always try his best. I thanked him (with kisses and hugs) for letting me be a winner too, but told him to run his fastest. He tired me out, but it was nice to get some activity.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Now, let’s make this a great week!