This morning I weighed in for two reasons, one being that Sunday is my chosen weigh-in day and secondly because hubby and I both wanted to see how we had done while he was away on business travel. I'm both happy and not so happy about the number I saw on the scale. I weighed in today at 383 lbs, which is one pound less than last Sunday. I was wishing and kind of expecting more of a loss, like at least two pounds. While I am worried that my weight loss is going to be way slower than I want, the truth is that this is just the result of one week and it's way to early to become discouraged especially after following an eight pound loss the previous week. Looking at the positive side, I did lose twelve pounds over the sixteen days my husband was away.
For me, the I-don't-cook gal, the twelve pounds is a fantastic success. The result is entirely contributed to me hunkering down and cooking for myself. Only one time, and that was the second day in, did I eat a meal that I did not prepare myself. I think my husband is in shock over this fact and of course, now he wants to know when I will be cooking for him.
Worried (big time worried) that we might revert to our bad eating habits once he returned, I had groceries delivered yesterday with meal ideas in mind for the whole week. Some of the meals will have leftovers that we can either enjoy at lunchtime or save ourselves some mid-week cooking. Buying the food and having a soft plan in place is only part of the battle. Actually cooking and eating the food after a long work day rather than stopping at our regular restaurant will take some strength. There are sure to be many inner dialogue battles waged this week as I work to keep myself on track.
Today, we're taking it easy so that he can rest his body. We're also waiting for his luggage to be delivered. His first plane was late to arrive in Seoul, so he had to hustle to his connecting flight. He made it, but his bag was not so lucky. It's good to have him home again, real good.
Hope you all have a great week. Thanks again for all of the wonderful support.