Happy No-Weigh Tuesday. This little experiment of not weighing in started off slow. My brain sent me messages a la Gollum, like MUST GET ON SCALE – GETTING WEAKER – MUST SEE POUNDS AND OUNCES – JUST FOR A MINUTE – MUST CHECK PROGRESS. It took two days for me to actually keep my promise to myself and just get into the shower without stepping on the scale. And this morning I really wanted to get on. It was a pretty powerful urge, akin to standing in from of the breakfast buffet bacon station and willing me to only take 4 pieces. (If you don't love bacon, insert favorite food here.) Have I mentioned that it is my birthday week? Of course I have, it is my most favorite day of the year!! I’m saving my weigh in for Saturday morning, the day of my party, and thus commencing 3 days of celebration until the actual day. Here’s hoping that it doesn’t ruin my whole day. Actually, I need to make the decision now that it won’t ruin my day. Period.
This was a pretty good week for exercise and eating.
--Only missed one work out, but compensated for it with a long walk
--Kicked ass in Pilates class, so much so that I can still feel some ab burning 4 days later.
--Ate all of my pre-planned meals
My “Opportunities” (once I went on a job interview and they asked me what my opportunities were. I was like, um, this job? And they then clarified, no silly, “Opportunities for improvement.” Barf. Why can’t you just say what do you need to work on?)
--Had a mindless eating moment. Went out Friday with hubby to a Mexican restaurant, and that basket of chips and bowl of salsa came out, and we dug in. When we asked for another basket and bowl, and they came and I dug in as well, I realized I was eating mindlessly. How many chips had I had? I didn’t know. I can’t journal them if I don’t know. Yikes! I redeemed myself by eating only half of my chicken fajitas and stopping when I was full.
--Journaling, not so much. It is tedious. But I am realizing that this is the last week that I committed to staying at 1600 calories, and April is when I begin another quarter at 1500 calories. EEEK! What will I give up?
I am having some work conflicts which will cause me to miss my workout tonight. So I need to be pristine in my eating until the bacchanalia on Saturday. I plan to enjoy myself, and not count calories. I don’t plan on binging, but I don’t foresee saying “no thanks, I’ll pass.” very often. I will listen to my body and not eat too much just because it is there.
Hope you all are having a great week!