6.09.2009

HYC Check In

Getting on the scale with my eyes squinched shut and fingers crossed, breath held (oh no, wait, that probably adds a few ounces, yes?) and then I hear the beep-beep that signals the weight is recorded, and holy macaroni, this morning I saw 224 - that's a 2.2 pound loss. I jumped for joy! (I now know that my last weigh in of 231, was a holiday weekend bloat.) I was truly surprised - as I had been hovering around 225 all weekend - and then I ate potato chips and ice cream in the SAME DAY! I swear riding the bicycle the night before a weigh in is what is giving me such good results. Actually, it's ME who is giving me such good results. I can treat my body well, or I can over-feed it and not move it enough, and gain weight. 'Tis always the way.


I am reading Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg right now (delightful, by the way) and there is a character named Evelyn who is overweight and hates it (if you saw the movie, it was Kathy Bates' character). She joins Weight Watchers, and there is a passage describing how she has been perfect for 9 days, she feels tall and thin, graceful, powerful and in control, and will never eat anything ever again unless it is crisp and fresh. Funny to realize that this is a universal feeling. I always think it is just me - reaching that euphoric feeling of success when I do what I think I should it has been true for ages. When we push ourselves and work hard and meet our goals - especially health goals - it is the most empowering feeling in the world. I must sustain this momentum, I never want to see 230 again.

Oh, and I didn't even tell you about San Francisco. It was fabulous, of course. Lots of walking, talking, eating and laughter. We went to a really nice dinner Saturday night - and the highlights of the meal were a goat cheese fondue appetizer, and a make your own s'more dessert, where there is a bowl of melted chocolate and a bowl of warm melty marshmallows. Oof. Not the healthiest, but I straightened up on Sunday. And, drum roll, please - I worked out before work! Miracle! Not a really long work out, but exercise, nonetheless. And I had a little moment at the water for my Dad. A lovely weekend. I am glad to be staying put at home for the summer - I've had enough airports for a while. No more traveling until November, thank goodness. Back to work, now! Hope everyone had a successful week!

5 comments:

Hanlie said...

I'm glad you had a good time in SF. Well done on the loss! You're doing great!

Yay for no traveling for a while...

Heather said...

congrats on your loss! I am so glad you had a nice time in San Fran and dont worry about any indulgences - you enjoyed yourself so just remember that.

Mama Bear June said...

WOOHOO! Congrats on the awesome loss! Sounds like you had fun and that's an important part of life. (Loved the movie, may have to find the book! FGT, that is.)
Path to Health

Cammy said...

Way to go with the biking! That'll take care of any of those SAME DAY incidents! :)

sybil said...

Good job on the loss WITH travel. That's awesome.