Friday, January 4, 2008

I lost 4 lbs over the holidays! -29 lbs total!

I finally went for my weigh-in which are actually scheduled for wednesday mornings but since I've been out of town I missed the last 2 weeks. I was pleasantly surprised to see that in 2 weeks and 2 days I have actually dropped 4 pounds and I'm now at an all time low of 162 lbs since starting the weight loss!!!

This is great news for me-I mean that's losing 2 pounds a week for 2 weeks in a row which would be really great if I can consistently do that on a normal basis, and I did that all while on vacation!!! This goes to show that portion-control goes a long way because I can't even count how many different deserts I tried and how many times I went out to eat during that time. I also have been making it a priority to workout and I must have gotten about 6 good workouts in.

I must admit I'm actually nervous now about the possibility of a setback which is what usually happens to mewhen I have a good weigh-in (that's why I've been roughly the same weight for about 2 months). I mean the last couple of days I've really stepped it up in preparation for the weigh-in and right after the weigh-in I went and had breakfast with friends. I ate half of a waffle with bananas foster topping (sugar galore) and at least a serving of cheesy potatos. I mean I really needed that release after all the self-discipline so I'm not worried about this one breakfast but my fear is I didn't get it all out of my system and I'm going to be wanting more of these splurges in the coming days.

I'M IN CONTROL I'M IN CONTROL I'M IN CONTROL I'M IN CONTROL I'M IN CONTROL. I have to keep reminding myself that.

I swear after that breakfast I just have this really bad urge to go to the gym and do some extra cardio which I'll be doing in a couple of hours. Tonight I'll be going to a pre-wedding party (henna party in Arab tradition) but I know that they're not serving real food and the desert will be carrot cake which I really don't like. I know I don't lke it, so there's no need to have any just because it's being served and just because everyone else is going to be eating it. I don't like it, that's that! I just hope that I don't get there and forget that I don't like carrot cake, to be on the safe side I'll pack on my own almond crunch kashi bar or handful of almonds.


breckgirl said...

Yeah, don't worry about the breakfast but get back on your portion control / good choices regimen and hey, there is nothing wrong with feeling compelled to do (and actually doing) some post bad-eating-choice working out. It's okay to be disciplined, despite what modern psychology might try to say. It is not being hard on yourself or abusive - it is being realistic that "hey, today I should do a little extra because I ate a little extra."

And don't eat that damned carrot cake, especially because you don't even like it. Nowadays, I get pissed after I waste calories on something shitty. Not worth it - I'd rather have the cheesy potatoes you mentioned!! Good luck.

Sonya said...

WOW, great job hun. 30lbs here you come!!!!

Maddds said...

Congratulations, that is a huge accompllishment especially over the holidays!! You should be so proud of yourself!


Angie All The Way said...

God love ya girl...that's fantastic!

Mama Bear June said...

Yay on the weight loss and yay on the new size! You've made great progress. Congrats!
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. Enjoy henna night and don't worry about the food.

TinyTrim said...

Hey look at you and your awesome self! You're piling up the victories like nobody's business. Congrats!

amma15 said...

breck, I've becoming to realize that it's all about balance when it comes to discipline and indulgence. About the carrot cake, I ended up having one bite and realized that although I don't like carrot cake this is probably the best one i ever tried-so I had 2 more bites :)

Sonya, thanks!

madds, thank you!

angie, thanks a bunch!

mama bear, I'm really excited abotu my new size thanks!

W, thanks! I had fun at the henna-there was actually no food served just desert so I had a couple of bites.

tinytrim, awwww thanks!