Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday report

So this morning I lost .8 pounds! Yeah for me. Don't mean to sound obnoxious but I am really surprised. I only kept my food journal for 4 days out of this last week so I didn't feel like I had much clarity about what food I was eating. I was exercising most every day and I wasn't eating after dinner...well except for one night I had some birthday cake (a normal size piece), oh yeah and one other night I had a weight watchers ice cream sandwich. They are only two points, or in normal speak, 120 calories so that wasn't too bad. Oh yeah and one night I had one of those creme centered caramels. There is a whole bag of them in the cookie jar. I thought they would be good to have around for that little sweet one needs after dinner at night. I thought it would be better than a bowl of ice cream.
In ten weeks I have to see my DR for a check up. I would love to be able to finish my weight loss by then. I am figuring that I have to lose 15-20 more pounds. My weight hasn't been this low in a few years so it is hard to say how much is the right amount. Health wise I am just making it inside the healthy BMI range. My Dr thinks I just need to lose 10 more pounds. I am thinking of losing 15 so that I can have 5 pounds leeway to keep me in check. I don't ever want to feel overweight again. It's a crappy feeling mainly because I know deep down inside, on some level I am not loving or valuing myself enough to take care of myself. It's not as if I am walking around with a blanket of shame over me while I am losing weight. It's just that I have noticed on the days that I take positive steps towards self caring habits I feel empowered. It could be sticking to my WW program or making sure I exercise or just making sure I get enough sleep. I should also add how much easier it is to eat less when I am not tired. I am notorious for not getting enough sleep but I am realizing that just sets me up for food cravings as I try and find the energy I need to get through my day.
Also, if I lose the weight within 10 weeks that means I can start my 6 week maintenance program on Weight Watchers and become a lifetime member before the end of the year. Should I go for it? Does anyone think I can do it?
I figure I may as well try, what have I got to lose except weight, right? Har-Har.
this is a picture that inspires me to continue to lose weight. I find it is important to find inspiration to help me stay motivated.

6 comments:

nowriter said...

I know you can do it. Sounds funny, coming from me who just finished a jumbo box of Charleston Chews, but where there's a will, there's a way! And you are done with being overweight!
...I just don't know how that photo of the chubby-cheeked toddler inspires you to lose weight???

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks no writer,your support means a lot. You should see the smile on my face. So good to hear from you. my chubby cheeked grand niece, who has not an ounce of fat on her btw, but is as solid as a rock, inspires me because I want to be around her more & that means I have to take care of myself if I want the odds in my favor...

lynne h said...

hi lily hydrangea,

thank you for stopping by my place! i love your blog name, and what a lot of lovely pictures you have here!!

yes, isn't babette's feast a wonderful film?!! i smile every time i think of it!

peace to you!

lisak said...

Also, if I lose the weight within 10 weeks that means I can start my 6 week maintenance program on Weight Watchers and become a lifetime member before the end of the year. Should I go for it? Does anyone think I can do it?


Um DUH! You should go for it!!! You were kidding when you wrote that right???? Of course I KNOW you can do it, do you know that? We can do anything we just have to put our minds to it and move! love ya!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Lisa,I am so happy to hear you say that. Part of me thinks I can do it, but the other part of me knows how hard it is. I believe I can lose the weight but I'm not sure if that is a realistic time frame or not. Either way your encouragement is much appreciated.
; )

Mignon said...

You go girl!! As long as your moving forward and not stuck in self destruction. Health is a lifestyle for a lifetime. Peace.