My Progress

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stay the course

OK, enough negativity. You're all right, and thank you all for the comments. I... am weak. I let one little gain throw me off my attempts to stay off the scale. This is my second time I've tried to "scale back" and my second failure at it. I'm gonna have to do this baby steps style.

So, I've already hopped on the Wii Fit this morning, but I promise I will not step on the scale again until weigh-in. I've already found my weight tracking book and put it back in my car where it belongs, so no excuses there either. Saturday morning I will face the official scale. I'll come home and update all my shizz regardless of what it says. I stress accountability all the time and last week I curled up in a corner and gave accountability the finger. No more of that.

Onward and updard. Yesterday was a really good day in terms of nutrition. I was pleased with my choices, especially the extremely filling 5 point salad I had for lunch (quite an improvement from the 15 point one I made myself a month ago), and although the little lady and I both found ourselves lacking the motivation to start cooking the dinner at 6.30 when I got home, I managed to take care of my hunger without deviating from the points plan at all. For the first time in a while, I got in all my checks (not that I actually check em off), even healthy oils. She wound up baking a batch of the Fiber One apple cinnamon muffins (linky to a review I didn't write, but fully concur) we got from Costco a couple of weekends ago (the sample was that good), and I was very pleased to see (taste?) they were just as good last night as the Costco sample lady made em. Very good, 2 points, thumbs up!

Yesterday was also enjoyable because I finalized all my gift plans for V-day. I dropped by Wally world to return some toothpaste and contacts, both of which we'd purchased on the same day we first joined Costco and wound up finding significantly cheaper there. While I was there I got a card and a couple other things (I won't specify; I know she reads this sometimes), and I also confirmed with Amazon that my order from there will arrive in time. I guess I'm a bit of a softy, but I'm looking forward to this holiday.

Today is gonna be a great day too. I made a kickass turkey wrap on Flatout with scallions, grape tomatoes and some mixed greens, which I'll have with some pita chips and hummus (yum!). Tonight, I think we're having GF's delicious smothered burrito recipe. I browned up and seasoned some taco beef for them on Sunday (when I made the queso, all of which is gone now, btw), so I can't say I haven't been looking forward to them all week.

Thanks again for sticking with me through the funk. I'm much better now, and I promise I'll accept whatever my body has to tell me these coming weeks. I've said before that deadlines do nothing for me, so I've decided that regardless of where I am by my birthday (even if it's exactly where I am today), I'll be happy. It's taken me 9 months to come this far. If it takes me another 9 years to get the rest of the way, so be it. Some times it's not nearly as much about the destination as it is the journey.


Brandi said...

Good for you for picking yourself up and kicking your own butt back into positive mode :)

Good luck with the rest of your week. You're doing great, so keep working hard!

twinkelydots said...

Amazing what one good blogging and one day will do for the spirit. WTG!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!!! So glad you are back on the up track. It's okay, too, when we get into our funks. We need to allow ourselves to feel what we feel and then move on. You deserve a bravo sticker!

kc said...

I think you have a great attitude! (I think we all have negativity from time to time, but how we pull ourselves out of it and move on is the important thing).

Thank you for commenting on my blog - I'm looking forward to reading yours! I now have a new item to check out next time I'm at Costco, too. :)

My Wii Fit has been put away while we redo the room where it lives, and I am missing it, surprisingly!

Keep up the great mental attitude and I hope you have a good weigh in on Saturday.

Tony said...

"Sometimes it's not nearly as much about the destination as it is the journey."

Great way to think about weight loss!

bbubblyb said...

Yep it's all about the journey for sure. Glad the funk has lifted.

RunTX said...

interesting blog

MizFit said...

it is all about that winding road of a journey huh? and it's trite but I so believe that if we dont have the valleys the PEAKS wont be nearly as amazing..