Sunday, February 27, 2011

Surprising Sunday Weigh Day

All week I was worried that I wasn't losing, especially the other day when I thought I gained. But then today, I get on the scale and it says 203.3 lbs. So I lost 2.4 this week. I'm very happy with that. It means I lost 10.1 lbs so far this month and have made my goal of losing 10 in February! Check!

Last night, I went out to dinner with the family and ordered salmon, steamed vegetables, and a baked potato (that I only picked at). I also had a salad with Italian dressing and one piece of bread. I didn't feel deprived at all and felt good keeping it healthy. I kind of wanted to order the fillet mignon that my mom got (which I had a bite of, and was so good), but the salmon was good too. Also, I didn't drink at all even tho everyone else did.

Today, my sister wanted to go to the Mexican restaurant, but I said I didn't want to. I said I just didn't want to not be able to have chips and feel guilty for whatever I ate, but that they should go anyway. My dad ended up having some leftovers from the fridge and said he wasn't hungry and didn't want to go, so they didn't. I have a feeling if I hadn't said I didn't want to go, we would have, so I kind of felt bad, but hey, I only control myself.

For this next week, my goal is to lose 3.4 lbs to put my weight at 199.9. I'm almost down 50 lbs! I plan on eating extremely healthy and working out every day.

Attitude of Gratitude: I have self-control! I can make good food decisions even when tempted. Why? Because my goal is more important than any piece of food.

15 comments:

Laryssa said...

Another great loss. You are really doing great and the self-motivation is outstanding!

I like how you said "I only control myself". Oftentimes it's wanting to please everyone else that messes us up on our weight loss efforts. I used to deal with the same thing with family: if they said "let's go out to eat", we would even if I didn't think it was a good idea. Now that we don't go out to each much, neither does anyone else.

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Thanks for visiting my blog:) I have found that I eat out so much less often now. It is just easier. I struggled not only with the food at the restaurant but I also often ate badly leading up to and after the meal because I have this all or nothing mentality that if I am going to go off plan I might as well go OFF. Sigh.

Dawn said...

Thats brilliant...meeting your February goal. and the next goal...199.9 will feel fantastic! You are nearly there.
Well done for standing up to temptation. Brilliant week
Dawn

spunkysuzi said...

You made some great choices and it showed on the scale :) Here's to another great week!

Mrs. D said...

I struggle with that when my husband wants to go out, but at least he picks places that have healthy options for me when we do :) Great job with your choices, you'll definitely see 199 in no time!

Ann said...

Great job on your loss!! :)

Kristen said...

Thats great! way to go! you will be at 199 soon!

~ Darla ~ said...

Wow, all your hard work is paying off. Congrats.

Kelty said...

I am so glad you made your goal! SO CLOSE TO 199!!! You've got this!

Diet Starts Tomorrow said...

Congrats on reaching your February goal! And here's to hitting under 200!! Awesome work!!!

struggling said...

Wow! 10 pounds in 1 month is an amazing feat! Good for you!!! :) And I commend you on your mindful eating decisions and determined attitude. You're so right when you write that you only control yourself. That's the truth right there.

Kelly said...

Woot woot!!! You are doing so good!

Ellie said...

Wow! Spectacular progress. You are doing great - keep it up!

Lynda with a Y said...

I really like this "attitude of gratitude," It's so great that you are finding something to be grateful for everyday. This one is especially nice.

Deb Willbefree said...

Congratulations on 10 pounds gone! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. :D Deb