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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weigh In and one step at a time....

BIG news guys I went for my 2 week weigh in this morning and I lost 4 lbs! YES! I know it is not the 5 I needed to be less than 300 lbs but I am so excited that I have lost 22 lbs to date. I am focusing on losing the extra 1 lb by the end of this week and then I will plan out my new attack to losing 15 lbs by November.

I was really worried because over the holiday weekend it did not go so well. My will power was tested beyond what I could control and I have to say I am not sorry about it at all - I went out of town to spend some time with some friends of mine and I was doing really well until we went to Outback and my friends daughter wanted me to share some cheese fries with her and I could not say no to that (who would right). But the rest of my meal was very lean and nutritious (Salmon and sweet potato with a garden salad) I was not too worried until I had to have ice cream yesterday. I have such a weakness for ice cream (and chocolate) - I don't like anything fancy just plain old vanilla and sometimes as a dip cone. I tried to fight the urge all day but I finally gave in yesterday afternoon and I have to say to my surprise I don't feel that guilty about it. I wanted it I got the small cone and moved on. I also did not work out on Saturday or Monday (gym closed early) and I know I should have done something to get my exercise in but I can honestly say I don't feel guilty about missing that either. I guess I am at a point now on my journey that I can realize that I know what I can and cannot do and what I need to do to focus on my goal.

I am just so thrilled to report that this time next week I am determined to met that goal I have set for myself for September (to be under 300 lbs.) and I can go into it knowing no matter what happens I can be proud of what I have accomplished to date.

I know I keep saying it but - Thanks everyone for your support you guys are the best.

6 comments:

Liz said...

Excellent! Congratulations on all your hard work starting to pay off! I think you have the right attitude about the weekend, I personally think it's better to give in to a craving every now and then and just move on afterward, instead of either denying yourself and being miserable or having the "forbidden" thing and then beating yourself up about it afterward.

Lynn Haraldson-Bering said...

Congrats on the loss, Mara! That's great news! I think you're doing great, especially in how you really think about what you're going to eat, why, etc. Gone are the days of mindless eating. Ride this high, babe. You deserve it!

<---crawling out of her self-imposed writing hole to say hello ;)

Anonymous said...

ice cream... cheese fries... o yum. I made tons of food for a Girl Scout party yesterday and less than 1/3 of the people came, so we have lots of fattening and delicious food around the house! Temptation! I know how you feel! Hang in there T, you are doing so well! I am so proud!

I am also off to Colorado for 10 days to eat guacomole etc, I will miss you! B

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome loss!!!! :)

ate lyssand said...

Wonderfull great news!!!!!

Karen W said...

I think it's great that you "fell off" your program and didn't feel guilty. It took me a long time to do that too because I was afraid if I skipped a day, I wouldn't start up again. That's just not the case. Keep it up Mara. To keep your impatience in check, why not post a picture of you at your highest weight and keep changing the "after" picture. That way you are focusing on the big picture and not the weekly changes in your body that are hard to notice sometimes.