Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I haven't fallen away, although it feels like it.  I'm still battling those more negative feelings that I spoke about in my most recent post.  I really dont' know how to go about it so I'm at a loss.  But I'm plodding along.

The Monday before Thanksgiving I decided that there is one thing that I DO know how to do.  One problem that I DO know how to fix.  Or at least I know what steps to take that should (and in the past have shown to work) to fix this problem.  That problem...my ballooning weight.  So I stepped up to the plate and made a vow to myself that I would lose...or at the very least show a maintain over the Thanksgiving holiday.  I didn't say anything much on here or to anyone.  I've failed so miserably lately and I just didn't want to have to come out and say "I failed again"  I knew it would be rough.  Not only was there a holiday (a big food holiday) involved....but I would be spending 4.5 days at my parents house...where snack foods, baked goods and just pure food heaven existed.  I set about my task.I weighed in every day.  Monday to get a starting weight and every day thereafter to monitor.  I wont way that I dind't have snacks.  On wednesday, I had two cookies...but watched my food intake the rest of the day.  Not starving...just healthier choices.  On Thursday I weighed myself....I was down about 2.6 pounds already.  I made good choices with my food intake on thursday...although I did eat three meals.  Just smaller portions and healthier choices.  I had a piece of cherry pie mid afternoon.  Friday morning...I weighed myself.....EXACTLY THE SAME AS THURSDAY!  WOO HOO!  It sparked me and I watched my food intake carefully on Friday, trying to make healthy choices when the options just weren't there for me.....I had a piece of pumpkin pie this day.  Saturday  morning...weighed myself.....EXACTLY THE SAME!  Saturday....more managing.....no snacks.  :-)   Sunday....the exact same weight.  I was starting to ponder this.  Not even budging an ounce???   That is odd.  Monday...weighed again...same exact weight.  I checked the scales by waiting until after my shower with a towel wrapped around me. (knowing that the water and towel would make me heavier)....it did show me 1.5 pounds higher...so I knew my scales were working.  Tuesday....what did I weigh?  Well exactly the same of course!     I kept at it...still fearful that my scales were working.  This morning......I showed a 1.4 loss!  WOO HOOOO!!!!!!!

So the moral of the story.  I didn't just maintain over thanksgiving....I lost 2.6 pounds!  AND I'm well on my way (1.4 pounds) to a loss for this upcoming week! 

8 comments:

Michele @ Healthy Cultivations said...

Isn't it TRULY exciting to actually lose over a holiday week? I know the feeling, and it's something new. Something to be so thankful for this Thanksgiving!!

Vegan Chick Pea said...

Keep persisting. You can do it! You've been an inspiration to be in the past, so I know, deep down, that you can do it. :)
-Nat
P.S. I have a new blog now, so plesae follow along. :)

Lanie Painie said...

You're rocking it MaryFran! I'm really proud of you. Keep focused now and continue doing what you're doing.

My doctor told me that if weighing every day helps me, then go ahead and do it. Even if weighing in 3x a day, she doesn't care as long as I find something that works for me. Lots of people say don't do it, but I couldn't continue my success without it!

Congrats!

bbubblyb said...

Wish I could say I lost weight over the holiday. I'm missed you, glad to see you back and doing well. *hugs*

spunkysuzi said...

Yeah!!!!!! You are rocking it kiddo :)

Karen said...

Good for you! Thanksgiving is such a hard time for so many of us... the food, the family drama, the traveling...

F. McButter Pants said...

This post made me smile. Good for you!

Anita said...

Yay!!!