Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Change of plans, somewhat

I had 2 sets of goals. One was to lose 10 lbs in Feb, which I did. (And thank you everyone for your congrats!) My other goal was to be under 200 lbs by my birthday. That means, as of today, I have to lose 3 lbs by Monday.

But here's the thing. This weekend is going to be my only chance to really celebrate my birthday. So I can either eat healthy and basically fear having cake, or I can just not put that pressure on myself, take a weekend off and know that I'll be below 200 by the next week. What do you think?
Does this look appetizing to you? (Just depressing, if you ask me)
I haven't talked much about this, but my grandma is in the hospital with cancer, and it's not looking very good. My parents were there with her for awhile, and came home last week to get some things done, but are thinking about going back on Monday. This will probably be the last weekend my parents will have to just relax and chill out for quite awhile. Our house is on the market and the next months are going to be busy for them.

So maybe I'll have my weigh in be Friday or Saturday morning instead of the usual Sunday. And then I'll take the weekend off and eat whatever I want. Yeah, there could be a happy medium, but I need a break. I'm tired of counting points and being so strict. Maybe a weekend diet vacation will renew me (says the junkie, lol). Altho on the other hand, I am still nervous about doing that just because I've made eating well such a habit. Two days won't kill me.

Attitude of Gratitude: I'm grateful for all the comments I've been getting from people who say I'm inspiring them. Who would have thought I'd be inspirational? I'm glad if I am tho :)


Kelly said...

If you can handle it and it not flip you into a binge ENJOY YOURSELF!!! (that is my opinion) You WILL meet onederland soon, you are sitting on it. Happy early birthday

Chubby McGee said...

I'm very sorry about your grandmother. :( I'll keep her in my prayers.

As for your birthday...it's really up to you. I think that you could have a piece of cake that is moderately small in size to celebrate and still lose. The fruit doesn't sound tooooo bad really either. It's still sweet and yummy! But...really...it's all up to you what you choose to do.

Joy said...

So sorry to hear about your gma. I know how rough it is to have a loved one going through all that, so her and your family are certainly in my thoughts.

Dawn said...

So sorry about the worrying news about your Grandmother. I hope she stays comfortble and knows she is loved.
Isn't it funny not to know you are inspirational? We are all guilty of being much harder on ourselves than others are. You are inspirational for all the good things you have achieved, keep up the hard work over the next few months and the goals will be achieved and passed

Christie said...

Hate to hear about your granny, I will say a prayer for her and your family. For your bday, I would enjoy you a piece of cake but not SLURGE and eat whatever you want.....because then you take the risk of "instead of needing to lose 3 lbs for goal, you have to lose 5 lbs". I wish it was easier!!

Kelty said...

Don't put too much pressure on yourself! You will get under 200 soon! Birthdays and being there for your family are important too, so find a happy medium.

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandma. Don't throw it out the window - eat your cake but still try and make other good choices for the weekend!

Bethanny said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother.
About the cake, you have had cake lots of birthdays, so you know how it tastes. Go for the fruit salad. Who made up the cake rule anyway? New you, new rule :)

Laryssa said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

I say get a slice of cake and share with another person (or two). That way you get to have cake but only a small amount. Although, that picture with the strawberries looks sooooo good to me! Probably 'cause I can't eat strawberries!

player said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma.

Go ahead and eat a small slice of cake. Seriously. But keep it small :)

Devon said...

I too am sorry to hear about your grandma. :(

I say if you trust yourself, give yourself a quick weekend off counting so much.

Mrs. D said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother- I'll be thinking about your family.

Happy birthday!! I would personally have a small slice of cake. Eat smart the rest of the day, and the slice of cake isn't going to hurt your diet!

Diandra said...

I am sorry about your grandmother being in hospital.

Nevertheless, if this is a change for life, you cannot just keep it up during the "easy" days. There is enough "comfort food" that is also healthy and enjoyable (and that fruit salad looks delicious, if you ask me!), and eating one piece of cake surely won't kill you. But don't take this birthday/stress/weekend thing as an excuse to go all "crap food, here I come!" on yourself.

Oh, and happy birthday! I hope you'll enjoy it!

Ellie said...

2 days off won't kill you but I don't advise you do it that way. I mean we all need a break once in a while. Why don't you choose one day to be your "birthday day" and only cheat on that day. It may recharge your desire to eat healthy but not set you too far back. 2 days just seems like a lot of cheating to me.