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!