Weigh in day today: 129 lbs. Okay, at least that's towards the right direction on the scale, no?
Thank you to all of you who posted comments on this blog page. If you are reading this on my blogger page, I would so love to have you post here vs on the FB page. You see, I leave this page open all day, every day! Each time I hear the call of Pop Chips all the way from the 2 snack areas at work, I just look at my post and your comments and I get jolted to the fact that, holy crap, I just publicly announced my dress size! Nervous laugh. There is something to be said about baring it all (remind me about that when I've won the bet and won't be too depressed to remember the days of South Beach and Paris shoots) to hold you accountable for your actions (in my case, the chewing action).
So how did it go this week? The one major thing that I removed from my eating habits (plural in a huge way) the past week was the snacking after dinner. That was the hardest for me as for the past year, the logging on at night to do some work triggered off the munching and typing. They just went hand in hand. Clicking of keyboard, crunching of chips or whatever I find (with kids in the house, there is always bound to be something to munch on).
It was tough, it felt like something was definitely missing from the evening's routine. To keep me from giving in, I started going to bed earlier than ever, I'd be in bed by 10 pm! So, two good things happened - no snacking and getting a good 8 hours of sleep!
Did I have any slip ups on the night snacking? Yes. One night (tonight actually). 6 pieces of these yummy yogurt candied fruit thingies that the girls got on their Double Blessings Day from a friend at school. Why did I slip?...who knows. Maybe the one pound less fooled me into thinking that I could afford the sugary treats? Maybe because of the disappointment that my Friday night, which I was so ready to get to and spend at home after a long and stressful work week ended up being the sh!t$? Maybe PMSing...maybe all of the above. Regardless, none of the above should become permission to fall back into the nasty habit, I know. I KNOW...but...but..but...
So, after a week of working out everyday, of not snacking at night (cept for tonight), the scale went below 130. Was hoping for more than that, but I know at my age, it's going to be one long, bloody, painful Iron Man.
Speaking of Iron Man, my opponent is doing extremely well and has gained 2 lbs. So come on Team Rowe, keep the postings of comments coming please? Let me have something to read and serve as reminder of the fact that there is no backing out of this!
Thank you for reading...and posting. Thank you for the handful of private messages letting me know you're out there, with your own weight challenges too.
So, this is no longer just my Iron Man. I share it with so many of you!
Thank goodness that tomorrow morning means 2 hours of Zumba. I could pretend to feel sorry for myself for that but the truth is, 2 hours of Zumba is heaven to me. So, 6 yogurt yummies...you will be burned off tomorrow morning. Now to just remember NOT to imbibe at lunch (just cuz I had 2 hours of exercise in disguise).
Good night, yes...I am tempted to have just one more .....so best to close up shop and head to bed.
Ciao (not chow)!