Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday Morning

So I woke up this morning wandering how successful I was at losing weight this weekend. I jumped on my scale... actually it was more of a creeping slow crawl onto the scale so as not to add any unwanted energetic pounds! Surprise Surprise it was down to 211.5. YES!! That means I've lost 2.5 lbs this weekend. I'm finally doing something right... and do you know what that is? Its a mix of a couple of things... but they seem to work together..

1. I am NOT eating in between meals. I eat what I want, but only until I am full. Which means ...

2. I am eating SLOWLY. No racing to the finish line... just enjoying everything that is on my plate.

3. I am not stressing about what IS on my plate. So I eat carbs....fat...sugar. I am not going to stress out about it. This doesn't mean I am loading up my plate with cookies, doughnuts and cupcakes... I AM trying to eat HEALTHY after all.. but it means that if I am craving a cookie, or Popsicle.. I have one for dessert (because I am NOT eating in between meals... remember?)

These three things are working for me! and I am so happy they are. On top of it all.. I did not exorcise at all this weekend. In fact, I slept because I had to work. So just eating right is helping me lose weight. This morning I busted my behind though. I jogged/walked 1.5 miles in 30 minutes. I did my LL Cool J weight lifting regimen... and I have already had 8 glasses of water and its not even lunch time yet!

I am so happy that this feeling, this strength is back again. I was down in the dumps for too long... this time ... well this time is like all the other times... I am going to put my whole heart into losing this fat. The only new thing I have to do is try not to sabotage myself again.

My father in laws wedding is in two weeks. Now, in the back of my head I am counting days, pounds and calories... but I am not going to give myself a weight to reach by then... I am just going to do my best to look healthy... happy.. and , ok, maybe just a couple of pounds lighter!! LOL

I found my measuring tape.. but I am going to wait until tomorrow morning to do all the measuring. Tuesdays will be my official weigh in day from now on.

Hope everyone finds their inner strength strong .... its what drives you to succeed!


de said...

very good;tl i have found the lkess you worry about losing # the easier it gets just eat a littler at a time and keep your fat a calorie low it sure has worked for me.

Cory said...

YAY! Go girl!
Glad to hear that you're back on track and doing so well. Just keep up the good work!

Krissy said...

I think eating techniques is different for everyone. It's primarily about portion control but I found that I've lost more weight by eating 6 meals a day then I did only doing 3 basic meals a day and then maybe a snack. It's all about how your metabolism works I guess.

Good luck continuing to reach your goal weight. You seem to be doing wonderful.

Fatinah said...

Yay, yay, yay!!!!!!!
How exciting! Ride that high through the week. Way to go.

Christine said...

OH yeah - thats great! Great loss for you. Its small changes like what you are doing that is going to make it long term. I have been doing a 10 week challenge now for 3 weeks and I have done the same as you. Good meals, healthy low calorie snacks, and NO eating after supper. I did find that I was really shovelling it in after supper - and not because I was hungry, more so just bored. Exercise has been low for me lately as well because I fractured my ankle, which makes me have to be really careful with everything that I eat even more. Keep up the good work - and keep bloggin!