The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 77

Now, after ignoring the fact that my kitchen is a bloody mess you will notice that picture number 1 (40 lbs lost) isn't really the same as picture number 2 (20 lbs lost). The camera was further away etc. I know that I have lost weight, but I honestly can not see it. At all. I'm not saying that I am doing terribly, I know that I am doing well, I can feel the weight loss. Maybe I have some sort of mental block thing going on but I can't see it, and I have to admit that is a little discouraging.

Today was an off day, not off plan though. I stayed home and did nothing today. It felt pretty good, though I felt guilty for not going to the gym. I am going to the gym tomorrow before some extra Thanksgiving grocery shopping. I did not do a full grocery shop for the house this week either. Its going to be a cleansing week for our fridge, and our cooking is going to become quite creative I imagine as we use though all of our leftover groceries. It gets a little harder here around lunch time for me though because there isn't anything easy or anything that doesn't need to be thawed before it can be cooked. Excuses huh? I really could just plan ahead, and I should, so I think that I will.

Tomorrow starts a new week! It was been 10 weeks since I started Weight Watchers, and 11 weeks total on diet parade! I have learned that I can in fact effect my weight loss directly, and that while my body isn't always going to listen to me, I do have some power here. I have also learned that no matter how much we plan things can always go wrong and lets be honest...they usually do. I can make better choices. No, going to the Golden Corral twice last week (once unplanned) wasn't a good choice, but it doesn't specifically have to be a bad one either. Oh, and a big one: I have learned not to let myself get to comfortable here! I think I will be reminding myself of this quite often, but as I get more relaxed about diet parade I tend to slow down a bit, and become less diligent about counting my steps. This is too important to guess at or estimate, or give a just "par" performance for. I need to keep up!

So a huge YES to the gym tomorrow, and better food choices and staying alert on the journey. Thursday is the next big hurdle and as much as I want to hide under the covers until Friday morning I am going to cook, eat and have a great time. I need to come up with that red yarn bracelet, or tuck away a motivating image I can look at when I'm feeling vulnerable. I don't want to take back 11 weeks and let one day become a horrendous month long train wreck. I cant let that happen, and so I wont.

1 can soup: 3
1 serving cheese: 3
1 serving rice cakes: 2
1 serving sriacha: 0
1 arnolds sand thin: 1
1 veggie burger: 2
1/2 serving bbq soy crisps: 1
1 ww yogurt: 1
1 banana: 2
Huge serving steamed broccoli: 0
1/3 cup steamed potato: 1
1 serving cheese: 3
1 serving honey mustard: 1
1/2 serving light ranch: 1
1 bagel: 2
1 serving turkey breast: 2
1 serving pickles: 0
1 yogurt: 2
1 chicken nugget: 1
1 ww mini bar: 1
2 servings WW Chicken Jambalaya: 16
Total for the Day: 44/44 & 1/32


Patsy said...

You tummy is definitely getting flatter! If you can't see that, it's time for another appointment with the optician! You go girl! :o)

Any news on your friend's cat?

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I can see it in your tummy, chin and arms! Did you take measurements? If not, I HIGHLY recommend doing so. At least for me, I have a really hard time seeing my weight loss and the measurements are a huge motivator :)

Doing fantastic!!

G said...

You can notice the definite difference in the pics... your pants are an entirely different color!

all kidding aside, it is pretty noticeable, you're going to need to ask anyone with a pair of eyes and is not yourself.

Keep it up

Katie J said...

Your tummy is smaller and so is your chest and arms.

I know how you feel though. I can't tell the significant changes in the pictures like others can. I think it's a mental thing. It takes our brains a little while to catch up.

I agree about the measurements too. It is another way of confirming your progress.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving! You will do fine!

Rettakat said...

I totally agree with the others... I can definitely see it, especially in tummy and chest. Love the bottoms!

I understand about not being able to see it in yourself, though... me too so far.

Rebekah Costello said...

Well I can tell. Your face, your back, your belly....pretty much everything but the Mamas!

100in12 said...

you're doing great scarlet! you can totally tell esp. in your stomach.

way to go. keep it up! :-)