Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day 10...and a close call!

Today was a close call.....I started to fall off the wagon. Luckily, I was able to catch myself before I did! The fact that I did (catch myself) is HUGE. HUGE!!!!! I haven't been able to get back on the wagon since I fell off back in April. I lost 10 pounds in March and then all of a sudden I couldn't get it together. I'd have a few good days (or one) and then I'd slip...but instead of counting the points for the goodies I'd eaten, I would tell myself I'd do better tomorrow...and then the next day, etc., etc.

Around lunch time I was STARVING and craving anything and everything. I decided I would have a few of the White Cheddar Cheez-It's I love so much. Those darn things are tasty--but 3 points for a little handful. I could eat the whole box. Luckily, I didn't...but I did have about 2 servings worth of them. I took a little cat nap while Mason was napping to get rid of my headache. I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while Mason had his snack. I had one of those mocha frappe things from McDonalds (without whipped cream) too. So what stopped me from falling off? Before going out to the grocery store I put on the jeans I bought on Saturday that were kind of tight....today they weren't tight. Woo Hoo!! I then re-planned the rest of the food for the evening. Instead of the beef stroganoff I was planning to make, I am baking some chicken breast and having some of that broccoli and cheese steamer things and a cup of soup. I put the crackers and the sandwich into my points tracker and I only ended up using 2.5 flex points after all that. Ohhhh....and I managed to get a little walk in. It was only 15 minutes...but that's a start, I suppose.

It's so exciting to me that I think I have finally found whatver it is I need to keep motivated and to keep myself on the right track. Once school starts in a few weeks I won't have as much free time as I do now, but I know that by having a few weeks already under my belt, I will make time.

6 comments:

Carlos said...

Way to stick with it. It gets easier the longer you do it.

Debby said...

That is HUGE! It's so hard for me to stop myself...I'm not sure I could have done what you did! I'm impressed. I will remember this next time I slip and tell myself that if you can do it I can try too!

TJ said...

Good job on hanging on to the side of the agin and not falling off! :)

Cheez-its are a HUGE NO NO in my house. Most CRACKERS for that matter. They are like CRACK to me....I need to eat the entire box. lol Good job with the portion control!!

:) Keep up the good work and soon those baggie pants will need to be retired.

Marcelle said...

Well done for not allowing yourself to fall off the wagon...its so easy to say *tomorrow* I have fallen into that trap many times in the past so know exactly what you saying, and hear many of my friends who are trying to lose say the same...

Keep going towards your goal..I find if I drink a cup of coffee somehow it takes away my hunger...

Girl with the Pretty Face said...

Congrats on not eating the whole box and only having 2 servings..You can do this! :) I know in the past I would have eaten the whole box, but I have my mind made up that I am not going to fail this time. I drink lots of water and eat lots of fruit to help with my cravings....it seems to be working!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Right on girl!

Damn, I want stroganoff now lol