Monday, August 27, 2007

Update (266)

Yes, that's right, as of this morning I weigh 266 pounds. That is a loss of 12 pounds, and a gain of a great deal of self esteem and sense of freedom. I am getting closer to escaping my fat prison. I am slowly chipping away at the bars and one day, in the dark of the night, when no one is looking, I will be free. The warden will wake up to find the bars bent out and my cell empty. What a day that will be!

A brief update on the fair: I did a great job controlling myself. Possibly made easier by the fact that I did not bring enough cash and no places at the fair took Visa... not even the entry fee or the ride armbands for the kids. After parking, admission, and 3 arm bands I was down almost $120. I had to borrow from my oldest son just to have enough for everyone to get a burger!! But we all had fun, it was a great time. I drank 2 bottles of water and did a load of walking (and resting) with the help of Advil. I brought along a Fiber One Peanut Butter Bar (yum) and had that for a snack. The baby had Cheerios and a few baby cookies I brought. At dinnertime while the kids had their burgers, I got a teriyaki chicken and rice bowl. I ate most of the chicken, and the baby ate most of the rice. I had planned on having a fruit smoothie also, but the booth that made them was not there. Later in the evening, around 9, I was hungry and thirsty. All the free water refill booths were closed and gone. So I found a place that had on a sign, "Fruit Smoothies." I scraped up my last coins (literally) and bought a small raspberry smoothie. When I got it... there was no fruit in it!!! It was just milk, ice, and raspberry syrup! Sickly sweet. Ugh! But I was thirsty, so I drank it. And guess what? In the morning when I weighed, I was down a pound! How's THAT for a good fair experience?? Much better than the usual stuff I ate (see previous post, Fat at the Fair). I did see lots of women my size and bigger munching down on fried greasy stuff, but I didn't want it this time. I want to be thin more than I want that stuff. And I am pretty proud of myself! Next year, I will be thin enough to go on the rides with my daughter, and all the fatness of the past will just be a distant memory. That is my hope, my dream, and someday, my reality.


The Lassie said...

Yay for that! Congrats on your weight loss and also the smart food choices you made on the fair!! See, you're getting there bit by bit. Keep it up!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

I applaud you. YOu're taking this step many years before I did. I'm almost 10 years older than you, and I wish I'd gotten rid of this when I was 30 and saved myself years of grief.

You, go!

Mir-Princess Dieter

Chubby Chick said...

Congrats on doing so well with your eating at the fair! That is a major accomplishment amidst so much temptation!

And congrats on your weight loss! You are doing great! You are DEFINITELY going to be able to ride the rides at the fair next year! :)