Sunday, October 21, 2018

Another Week Gone By

Just a little update for my weekly weigh-in.

Last week, I set 182 as my new "high line" for my weight range. Here is my weight graph over the last 12 days:

The weight line starts at 182 and ends at 179, which is what I weighed this morning. That's down a pound from last week. I feel good and none of this is a struggle. I even ate at Olive Garden this week and had the never-ending pasta bowl and bread sticks, and had the leftovers for dinner the same day. My portions were *not* small, either... I had a bowl of their fettuccine Alfredo topped with veggies, plus 2 bread sticks and salad for lunch, and a bowl of spaghetti with meat sauce and 2 bread sticks for dinner. Their chocolate chunk pumpkin cheesecake is pretty darned amazing, too! (I did split that with a friend). No, not low carb in any way, but I have started to really believe that a high carb/high volume day thrown in here and there is a good thing for me. There is no way *anyone* could feel deprived eating what I am eating. I also still have days of not eating anything (aside from coffee) until 11 or 12, and then stopping my eating at 7 or 8pm. And I usually do choose lower carb options and smaller portion sizes. It all balances out.

Today I had several cups of coffee with half and half, then at noon had a bowl of potato cheese soup and some raw veggie sticks with dip. In the afternoon I had more coffee, a Clementine, and two sugar free Red Vines. Dinner was taco meat with grated cheese and sour cream with some corn chips. And dessert was a piece of crustless pumpkin pie (not sugar free) with whipped cream.

I bought some new sweaters this week and was pretty surprised that a few of the size Large sweaters were way too big on me. Generally, I like sweaters to be pretty loose, but some of them were just baggy so I had to switch to a medium. That feels good! My size 14 jeans are insanely baggy (but comfortable, so I wear them around the house) and the 12's are just right.

Looking forward to the holidays and not being afraid of special meals, dinners, and traditions. How about you?


Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just because I've never done this neverending pasta bowl, but you went there for lunch and then back for dinner?

Lyn said...


no, but you get to take home leftovers and our waitress brought refills before we finished bowl #1. So bowl #2 went home, for both of us. Plus bread sticks.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, they always tell us we can't take home leftovers because it's, like, gaming the system or something! Lucky!

Amy said...

OOOh Pasta! Everything sounds so good! My favorite part is that you are not struggling but you are still going the right direction!

Unknown said...

You inspire me. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Same in Toronto, no take home on the Olive Garden endless pasta deal... lucky for you Lynn
Thanks for sharing your progress.