Thursday, December 27, 2007

Follow-Up: Recovery, or, Mitigating the Damages

So, as I mentioned yesterday, I have slipped up this last week. I ate ham and cheesy potatoes for Christmas. I had countless cookies and fudge chunks that I created. I had hot dogs and pizza, and Indian buffet. I didn't binge, but I sure overate. And so it was with trepidation that I set out today to follow my five tips for getting back on track, which I posted yesterday. Here is how I did:

1) I weighed. I hated it, but it wasn't as bad as I had been thinking: 246. So a five-pound gain over Christmas week. Okay. Go from here.

2) I wore jeans. They are not TIGHT, but they are not as baggy as the black cotton pants I have been wearing all week. They do remind me not to eat too much.

3) I don't see much junk food around. Most of it has gotten eaten. I did throw away a cheese ball when no one was looking.

4) I am not baking, and I have been sneaking in the kitchen and throwing away a cookie here, a candy there. Hey, they think I ate it. No big deal. It's gone to a better place.

5) I didn't put it off til tomorrow, or til January 1. I started today and I am not putting it off any more.

I also added back a couple of good habits, like making a point of drinking more water, and having some green tea. Instead of several cups of coffee, I had one small cup. Matter of fact, today I ate:

1 small cup of coffee with fat free creamer
1 grilled ham and swiss on a hoagie roll with pickles, lite mayo, and brown mustard, grilled in olive oil. And another one on a little dinner roll. A 5 calorie green tea soda.
Cup of chai tea with milk and sugar, and one chocolate-dipped pretzel rod.
2 small slices cheese pizza for dinner.

Okay, so it isn't much nutritionally, but it IS an improvement over the last week. Tomorrow I will be sure and add in some veggies and fruit. As a matter of fact, if I get hungry tonight, I will have fruit as my snack. There. How's that?

Join me, don't wait til 2008!


FatGirl said...

Great Start!!!

I really need to work on being able to throw things that aren't good for me away. I don't know why I'd want to put that crap in my body and not the trash can, but it's probably the hardest thing I'm going to have to deal with.

Leigh said...

I just threw away a big bag of cookies, treats, etc. I have been slowly nibbling out of there, and I know I don't need to, so it's gone! It feels good! Good for you for getting back on track.

Heather said...

congrats on getting back on track! I agree, facing the scale is the first big step. I will be doing that later on today to face my damages as well. heres to getting right back on track!

Lora said...

I slipped these past few weeks too. Who didn't? A new year is dawning - go for it!

Karen said...

I needed that shove, Lyn. I really have to weigh...and I so dread it. I had been holding at 285 to 288 but in the last 3 weeks (since I last weighed) I can FEEL how much I have gained...I would bet a minimum of 10 to 12 pounds. UGH. I don't want to live like this any longer.