After an awesome weekend spent with my two beautiful sisters in the Twin Cities with not much exercising and lots of going out to eat, I wasn’t expecting much downward movement at the scale this morning at my WW weigh in. 

But to my delight and complete amazement, I lost two pounds from last week AND, hit another milestone!!!!!!

I have now lost a total of 30.2 pounds. Seriously? Are you kidding me? 30 pounds???? I cannot believe it, but am so excited. If someone would have told me back in November that I would lose 30 pounds, I would have laughed in their face.

But I did it. I will write more about my journey later. I just had to post my exciting news.

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One step back means taking more steps forward

So the Monday Meltdown resulted in a pound gain this week. Not too bad all considering…meaning not only the Monday Meltdown, but the entire weekend. It really was not a good one. Although I have to say that for once, it was the food instead of the exercise. Believe it or not, the exercise was there, but not enough to combat all the food shoveled in my mouth!

Well, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed, but I am not beating myself up over it. It’s life. Life is going to happen and I have to deal with it. So instead of being all depressed and saying to hell with it and eating my way through the depression, I decided to move on and get over it. It’s in the past. Now for this week, I am more determined to do better and make sure I have a loss next week. I am only 1.8 pounds away from hitting a total loss of 30 pounds. YES, 30 POUNDS!!! I know, I can’t believe it either. Kind of crazy, huh?

So, my goal this week is more exercise and less snacking. I can’t or won’t say I will cut out the snacking, but I will at least tame it a little bit. Wish me luck! 

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Meltdown Monday

So, I have been waiting for this day to come. The day that I melt down. The day that I lose my cool and eat, eat, eat and eat. And I am not talking carrots and celery or cucumbers and corn either. 

I am talking chips and cake and cheese. Wow, it looks like I have an infatuation with "C" foods. Oh, how I would love to chow down on some crab legs right now.

It started after work. I got home and started making tacos for supper. There was a can of Pringles sitting on my counter. They were for my son. I had a couple. Then some more and then some more. And pretty soon, I had eaten half the container…if not more. 

Then, I needed something sweet. I had just bought the new Little Debbie 100 calorie snack cakes, which is fine if you only eat one. I ate two.

Then, because we were having tacos, I had to open the bag of shredded cheddar cheese and put it in a bowl. I actually haven’t had "real" cheese in at least six months. So, I had to go for it. I think I ate at least a cup. 

Well, supper is ready and I must eat. My stomach is growling and can’t wait for more food. I will chalk this day up to a meltdown and start again tomorrow. I just needed some unhealthy food. It has been way too long. I miss it. Sometimes. Okay, all the time. But maybe now that I got my fix, I will be okay for the next seven months. I sure hope so.

Note: I forgot to add that ate several Skittles and a bunch of other stuff throughout the day. The only healthy things I ate today were two oranges and a salad for lunch…with good-for-me-dressing. 

Another note: I felt sluggish and crappy most of the day, so after I got home from my meeting I had, I worked out for 35 minutes. I was sweating up a storm. God that felt good! Bad on track tomorrow!

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I spent the past weekend in the Twin Cities…it was a wonderful, wonderful weekend. Two plays…two different theatres…it was awesome. AND, I did really well all weekend with my food choices…until Sunday.

I will never choose a brunch buffet over ordering off the menu ever again…or if I do, I will NOT eat like I did on Sunday. Seriously, OMG, I haven’t pigged out like that in more than seven months. It was absolutely ridiculous. Actually, it was stupid. I was so miserable afterward. BUT, the food was heavenly. BUT, so not worth the stomachache or heartburn.

I really don’t know why I did it. And I really wish I hadn’t. I now know better. No more buffets for me.

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