I had a great weigh-in this week! I was down 3.4 lbs. for a total of 25 lbs!! 😀 At my meeting, I received a 25 lbs. award. It’s a small disk that I added to my keychain.
- Yay Me!
I went out to eat 3 times last week. On Wednesday, I went to Ruby Tuesday. See my rant here. On Thursday, I went to Bob Evans. This time I was smarter and decided what to order before I went! I ordered the small grilled chicken Wildfire Salad with the dressing on the side. I didn’t have the roll. I wanted the roll!
Finally, on Friday, I went to Marcella’s. We ordered a cheese tray and a melted cheese appetizer. I had a taste of all of them…delicious! For my meal, I ordered a chopped salad and Capellini del Pomodoro (basically, noodles and sauce). I forgot to ask for the dressing on the side, so my salad was covered with dressing. I let it go and enjoyed it. My dinner was good, but pretty basic. I really wanted the risotto. While everything tasted great, I left feeling dissatisfied.
While I am very proud of my weight loss and how well I am doing, I can’t help but
obsess worry that I am white-knuckling my eating. I feel like I am being so controlled at eating within my points and trying not to eat all of my activity points/weekly allowance points, that I am not learning to eat like I’m not on a diet and/or allowing myself to enjoy eating. I need to realize that this is a new way of living. I need to relax a bit and be okay with sometimes going over on points. If this is truly going to be a lifestyle change, then I need to remember that in life there are ups and downs. I don’t want to be so rigid, lose the weight, and then go back to eating like I used to and gain it all back. Been there. Done that.
This weekend will be a challenge for me. 3 parties and a lunch out. Actually, this week I’m eating out twice, as well. I’m suddenly feeling quite popular! 🙂 Maybe this is the weekend to relax a bit? Maybe wait until after the holidays are over? Thoughts?
How do I change my way of thinking? If you’ve lost weight and kept it off, how did you do it? Did you have ups and downs?
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