Starting Weight: 330 pounds
Weight Last Week: 306 pounds
This week’s weigh-in: 304 pounds
Can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus? Because I sure can!
I have to say I was pretty surprised that I lost, and 2 whole pounds at that! I’m proud of that 2 pounds and very thankful because I know with my recent lack of motivation and intentional indulgent eating for The Chick Magnet’s last week with us, it could have been so much worse.
I think the difference for me between keeping it together enough to lose 2 whole pounds or me just falling completely off-the-wagon is that my attitude towards food has totally changed in these last few months. You all are well-aware of the fact that things have been especially tense and emotional around here these past few weeks. In the past, circumstances like the ones I am facing would have led to an all-out binge and would have ended with me a crumpled mess filled with self-loathing.
Just a few short months ago I would have gone to any lengths to defend and justify emotional binge.
“Well, look at all I have to go through. I DESERVE this dessert.”
“Well, I already went over my calories for breakfast, now my whole day is ruined. May as well follow it through and eat whatever I want.There’s no point in even trying anyway.”
“I NEED CHOCOLATE.”
Okay, that last one may still be true and a completely valid justification.
But the rest of it? Hogwash. I am done with that junk. I am done believing lies. I am done hating myself with food. I am done seeking comfort in a place that was never meant to comfort. That’s my yet.
Did I allow myself to have some treats last week? Absolutely. Did I indulge in some of The Chick Magnet’s favorite desserts? You better believe it. Did I feel guilty about it in the morning? No way.
Why? Because I knew it wasn’t the end all be all. I knew just because I enjoyed some good food with my husband it did NOT mean I failed. In fact, just the opposite was true. The fact that I was able to enjoy those things guilt-free, and start new the next day without giving it a second thought? V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
I mean, seriously, I passed the 25-pound milestone! How can I be disappointed with that? I did that. I have worked for every last ounce of that loss, and I have worked hard! I own that baby! I know I have so far to go, but I am choosing today to focus on how far I have come.
And The Chick Magnet? You won’t believe it. This morning he weighed in at 256.2. The last time I posted his weigh-in (3 weeks ago) he was at 264.3. So in the last 3 weeks he has lost a total of 8.1 pounds. And do you remember he started out at 307 pounds? That means he has lost more than 50 pounds!!! In three months!!!
Yep, he has a yet too! So proud of my man!
Some of my non-scale victories (NSV) this week include:
- Totally rocked a pair of jeans at church today. Can’t remember the last time I wore jeans. And I never wear them to church. But today I wore them just because I could.
- Later, I was able to take those same jeans off without unbuttoning or unzipping them. I think it’s time for some new jeans-don’t you think?
- My kids are all still alive and relatively healthy. That counts for something after my first week alone doesn’t it?
- Bough The Chick Magnet some new jeans tonight. In a size 36!
That’s the truth.
How was your weigh-in this week? Any new goals for next week? Did you have any “YET” moments?
P.S. The winner of the Daily Feats Gift Card Giveaway, as chosen my random.org was comment #13. I removed the comments by The Chick Magnet and me.
I would like to work more everyday, that probably sounds crazy but freelance writing isn’t very lucrative when you first start Then again I can’t complain too much, I get paid to sit in my pj’s, as I cuddle my kids, and write (and learn) about all kinds of stuff.
Congratulations Heather-watch your e-mail!