- Monday Aug 11, 2003
I actually got to weigh myself today on a scale at a fitness center! I found one nearby and went in to work out this morning with weights. I'm only 1/2 pound more than I was two weeks ago...I guess I should be happy with that, but I'm not. WHy? Because I've worked REALLY HARD at being careful at what I've eaten. (Yesterday was the exception). ANd I've worked out like crazy.
But it could have been worse, I guess. I'll try not to get too discouraged. ANd maybe using weights this morning for the first time in 2 weeks will rev up my metabolism a bit more than normal.
NO BROWNIES FOR ME TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Sunday Aug 10, 2003
Okay, I had a rough time at lunch today. My SIL brought out brownies and she had that organic natural peanut butter...that's a deadly combination for me! I was slathering it on my brownies...and probably consumed an extra 800 calories in a few bites! We're here for 2 more days, and I hope I can resist all this temptation. It's so hard. Everyone wants to treat us to special foods, and I've been doing so well avoiding things when I can...but brownies and PB are my weakness!!!! Ugh.
- Friday Aug 08, 2003
Still no idea what I weigh...I'm surviving, though, and my eating is okay. I'm on vacation until August 19. It will be nice to get into a routine again when I start working in September.
- Tuesday Aug 05, 2003
Oh, how I miss GOLightly! I hope she starts writing again soon!
Yesterday was a good eating day...finally! I've been needing one of those. My sisters and their husbands are coming tonight, so it's back to the party food! I think I can do okay, though. I'm definitely having many opportunities to practice self-control!
- Monday Aug 04, 2003
Finally! A day to myself! My parents left for the day, so I'm in total control of my food choices...when I eat, what I eat, and how much! I did well for both breakfast and lunch. It was nice to eat my cottage cheese, fruit and yogurt without getting a lot of comments. Now I'm going to go for a bike ride with my husband.
- Sunday Aug 03, 2003
I'm still on vacation and trying to keep my calories under control. It's so weird not to be able to weigh myself on the weight room scale. My parents have a couple of scales, but they both contradict each other, and I just don't trust them. SO I'm really taking a break from weighing myself, although it's hard not to know for sure if I've put on a few pounds.
The next few weeks are sooo crazy. We have three weeks until we move, and they're booked with parties and family gatherings. I've still been able to exercise, which is good, but I've gotten accustomed to a lot of rich food in the last few weeks...funny how my low-fat salads and snacks don't look quite as appealing after I get used to eating ice cream and lobster!
- Friday Aug 01, 2003
I have no idea what my weight is right now, but I'm sure it's not 117 1/2! I'm still on vacation and eating waaaay more than I need to! Ugh...and there's no way for me to weigh myself. On one hand, it's a great feeling not to be ruled by the scale, but on the other hand, I feel pretty anxious when my clothes seem to feel tighter...
- Tuesday Jul 29, 2003
Today is packing day, and I just took a break to check the diet diaries. Man, moving is a chore!! We've only lived in our apartment for a year, but somehow we accumulated a bunch of stuff! I've been on my feet all morning, and it feels good to sit down.
THe next four weeks are still crammed with saying goodbye to people, and most of it happens around food. If I can make it through these next four weeks without blowing my recent loss, that will be a miracle.
- Monday Jul 28, 2003
It's a typical Monday for me. NO matter what, I'm always up on Mondays. I did have a few extra sweet things this weekend, but I upped my calorie burn, too...at least, I thought I'd be okay having a scoop of ice cream. Oh, well. I enjoyed it, and I'm still under 119. Things could be worse!
- Friday Jul 25, 2003
Yesterday, my husband and I went to Cold Stone Creamery for the first time. Talk about an ice-cream lover's dream!!! I loved every bite of my yogurt in a waffle cone with black cherries and graham crackers! And my husband got the real ice cream, so I tried some of his, too. It was definitely a treat, and I'm thankful that I ate very well the rest of the day so I could afford it. I'm finally learning how to enjoy those treats without overdoing it. Although I usually want to order the fattening ice cream, I know that my husband (who never puts on a pound) will get it, and I can try some of his. Usually that's all it takes to satisfy me...just a few bites of the "real stuff." And my yogurt was pretty tasty, too!
Tomorrow is a family gathering, which means lots of food...ugh! I've been doing so well. I hope that the food is NOT the focus. WHen it is, then I feel compelled to eat and eat. Sunday is an all-church potluck. Those can be very dangerous for someone like me who has a LARGE sweet-tooth.