Sunday, December 26, 2010

Weigh In and Update

Last Sunday I weighed 189. This morning, I weigh 185. That's four pounds gone this week, even with Christmas Eve dinner and allowing myself to have *some* cookies in the evening several days this week. I stayed on plan during the day and drank tons of water. I have to call a halt to the cookies soon, though. We are making and frosting sugar cookies today so there maybe be one or two on the evening agenda with tea. But tomorrow I am going to freeze whatever the kids haven't eaten and let it go, and get back to really focusing on my health. One thing I learned this week is that just because I want to eat a cookie or two, that doesn't mean I have to go off the rails and eat burgers and fries and candy all day long. Might sound silly, but that's what I used to do. If I couldn't have a perfect day, I'd say 'screw it' and just eat crazy all day and "start over" tomorrow. That's pretty silly. May as well eat right at least *most* of the time!

I am pretty excited about January coming up. I love the energy of a fresh new year AND I am so happy that finally the days are gradually getting longer again. I am very much looking forward to spring!

Enjoy your weekend!

14 comments:

Erika said...

congratulations!!!! that is amazing. i am scared to weigh after christmas - i am going to wait until my usual tuesday. sugar cookies are hard for me- we made them for santa, and yes, i ate them! oh well...pick myself back up, dust myself off, and ready to start anew.

-erika

skinnytuesday.com

Konrad said...

That is really awesome! Especially with Christmas which is usually a really hard time. And good for you for eating a few cookies. A little indulgence never hurts - its going overboard thats the problem. Congrats again!

Lori said...

I used to think that way too. I wonder why that is and why that cycle is so hard to break. I am proud of you for doing it!
Lori

Debbie said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I am also excited about the coming year. Happy Holidays.

Spaghetti Cat said...

You rock Lyn! Keep on keeping on :)

Fish's Guppy said...

That's awesome! I so happy for you. I am really working hard this week before my weigh-in on Friday. Hopefully the extra exercise will make up for the bad eating.

Ice Queen said...

Great loss. You are really getting back on track.

Perfectionist thinking. I do the same thing. All or nothing... One cookie is justification for an all day feeding frenzy. It is a hard one to beat. Some days I do really well. Others...

Diandra said...

That's a wonderful realization, and one everybody has to arrive at in their own pace.

If you have leftover cookies, why don't you give them away? I usually take mine to the office. Maybe your neighbors/friends/family would appreciate some?

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! I started Medifast today, I'm super nervous, scared and excited - if that makes sense. Renee linked me to your blog and I'm enjoying looking around. I'm also a blogger - http://www.mom-nom.com. Wishing us both luck in 2011 - I have about 70 pounds to lose!

M Pax said...

Congrats Lyn! On a great weigh in and all the progress. It's wonderful to read. :D

Hanlie said...

YOU ARE MY HERO! Congratulations!

SOUL + FOOD said...

wow - inspiring!

Christina said...

CONGRATS! I just found your blog. I plan on coming back. You are an inspiration:-)

Brandi said...

Congrats on the weightloss! My hubs decided to get me chocolate for Christmas. With choco turtles in the box. My fav. I broke and had a couple. Then told the kids they could have the rest.