(Sorry I’m late running this—my life has taken a turn for the crazy busy worst.)
(Not to worry, though, it’s all quite good.)
(Just crazy busy.)
(You understand, I know.)
So! No photos of my scale this morning—today’s post will be more about encouragement than about my public humiliation.
I’ll save that for Lent.
I will say that this week’s weigh-in was…not where I would have liked it to be. I would have liked it be in Hawaii…on the beach…with a personal chef preparing all my healthy meals with an occasional cocktail thrown in for good behavior.
Oh, and I would have liked that number to be about 15 pounds less.
A girl’s gotta dream and something’s gotta give!
Something’s gotta give before my jeans do.
With these (not always reasonable) goals in mind, this is what I had for breakfast yesterday. This is me trying to set some limits.
Note that this meal is not entirely low-carb, the reason being that I love toasted sour dough bread and I would have GREATLY resented not getting a slice. Great resentment is detrimental, I find—it is at best distracting and at worst, grounds for eating Dove chocolate by the pound.
So I permitted myself to have a slice.
And believe it or not, I stopped there.
How rich, how interesting, and how very busy.
With that in mind, then, here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m going to publish today’s post incrementally, adding to it throughout the day. It’s the best I can do and I hope it’s enough! Please check back to see which helpful book I’ve been reading. Please check back to see which book I’m going to buy. Please love me…despite my plump buns and my busy-ness.
I am not going to post a scale photo today but I will tell you that my weight this morning (Friday) is five pounds less than it was on Wednesday afternoon. Do not weigh yourself wearing jeans and fully accessorized! Do weigh yourself in the morning, in your socks.
A difference of five pounds in less than two days! That’s just craziness.
How are you doing? Are you meeting your health & wellness goals, or could you (like me) use
a little a lot of encouragement?
Updated at 4:00 P.M.
Okay, so obviously my mornings are best for writing! I really thought I’d have time for a few more updates, but such is the life of a busy mom. Plus I’m hosting Little Flowers at my home tomorrow and I’ve got a ton to get done around here before then!
(In other words, this is it for the rest of the day.)
Here is the book that I mentioned really liking: The Complete Beck Diet for Life. This is not your standard “Eat This, not That” phase-out-this-while-phasing-in-that kind of tome. Rather, it’s a book that has you looking deep at the overeating itself…and then you implement steps to correct the behavior.
As the title page says, it’s a program for permanent weight loss. I lost a lot of weight on Weight Watchers seven years ago–went from 143 to 107 in the span of several months–but see? See? I have not succeeded in keeping it off. Clearly I need more than the numbers on the scale to motivate me–I need a plan for life and for really living.
Oof. Don’t mean to be getting all deep on you but I trust that some of you can relate. This is just a really good book. I like that it has me making “memory cards” and like its talk of strengthening my “resistance muscle”. Most of all, I like the idea of feeling strong…and hope that one day I won’t be ruled by emotions and food.
It’s been a long battle–a lifelong battle. For that reason, I will also be buying this book by Kate Wicker. More than anything, I do not want my goals for weight loss to be governed by vanity or (way worse) chronic self-loathing and daily fear of failure. This is where God absolutely has to come in, and I’m pretty sure that Kate agrees.
Been there, done that…just like her.
I want to make peace with my body too.