Well, Monday was weigh in day. I was anxious and excited to see how much weight I had lost. I didn't really have a clue how much I might have lost since I would just be thrilled to see any sort of loss. 13 Pounds. I thought I was hallucinating. I got off the scale, and got back on and it said the same thing. Holy shit, Batman!! After doing a little victory dance I had to stop and re-group. I used my MIL's scale, which I had used last week, so I figure the loss is legit, right? I stepped on my scale to see if it said the same thing but it showed about a 6 pound loss, which is still great. Surprisingly I was not disappointed. I would like the 13 lbs. to be accurate, but I decided to count the 6 lb loss instead. I have NEVER lost 13 lbs. in a week before and I just don't want to be disappointed next week if it shows something different. If I am below that number that made it a 13 lb. loss I know it will have been right. So we'll see come Monday.
The last few days have been great. I use my flex points for treats, I've been getting in more fruits and veggies than I have been and I have been mindfully eating. That mindful eating has been a huge thing for me the past few days because it's hard to do with a toddler. I've been focusing on whether or not I really like what I'm eating, and if I don't, I quit eating it. No sense in wasting points on something that doesn't taste good. If I'm not hungry any more, I quit eating it. Cereal has been my saving grace, especially at night when my cravings kick in. I have a ton of cereal in the pantry consisting of Multi-grain Cheerios, regular Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Golden Grahams and Cocoa Puffs. I had coupons, ok...lol. BTW...Banana Nut Cheerios are AWESOME. And the coupons I got from couponmom.com. You should check it out if you've never heard of it. Lots of freebies and good coupons every week.
Today I went with Mason, the hubby, MIL and FIL to the local fair. I was just excited to be out of the house, and for the first time in a long time I wasn't concerned about the food. With the exception of an elephant ear, of course. Previously I would have had a hard time deciding what to eat because everything would sound good. Corn dogs, pretzels, nachos, gyros, pizza, etc. I actually didn't want any of this, but I was hungry and it was lunch time. I split a corn dog with Mason and some chili cheese fries with Brian, and yes, I counted the points!! I was very empowered to know that I could enjoy a day at the fair and not let it revolve around food. I'll admit I was worried that it would just snowball from there--I'd eat a ton of fair food, use all my flex points and give up for the week and pledge to do good on Monday, Monday would come and go and I'd still not be doing good. I am relieved to say that didn't happen. I WANTED to count points for what I ate today.
But anyway, the fair was fun. We saw some cute animals and some white trash alcoholics who shouldn't be allowed to reproduce. The cute animals consisted of your basic fair animals: cows, horses, pigs and goats. There was also a special exhibit with a few rescued wild animals like an adorable lion cub, a tiger, a cougar, a lemur, a monkey, a kangaroo and a creepy looking one that I can't remember what it's called. For $20 you could get your picture taken with the lion cub, the kangaroo or a mini-fox of some kind. I wanted to take it with the kangaroo or the cute little kitty but $20 seemed a little....or alot....expensive.
My kid didn't really take a nap today except for about 30 min on the way home from the fair. I laid him down early and he's still awake....Ugh. Normally he falls right asleep but he's been fighting sleep lately. I'd better go see what I can do.