Saturday, March 8, 2008


Every Sunday I will be weighing myself and reporting back on the progress. Since tomorrow is the first time that I will do it, I can't say exactly how it'll go. But, what I do know is it's been a super long time since I weighed myself and saw the results on a consistent basis. When I was seeing my nutritionist, she would weigh me but not share the results.

Mainly this was because a while ago when I first started this, I got completely discouraged and frustrated by the number on the scale. In fact, I did this whole exercise on how I could tell I was doing well without the scale. And it was fine for a while, but the truth is I'm very much motivated by the scale. I feel like I need to see if what I'm doing is working or not by what is showing up on the scale. I know enough by now to know that the scale isn't always going to be accurate and that it's certainly not the only measure of whether I'm doing a good job or not.

So tomorrow should be interesting.

It's been a good week for the most part. I've learned two important things:
1. Planning meals a week in advance is amazing and insanely helpful. I loved looking at my list of meals and not having to decide what I was going to eat. It was so easy and certainly made me make much smarter and healthier decisions.

2. I can't go out to eat. Losing weight and going out to eat just doesn't really go together too well for me. For the past couple of years (and more than that really), I have tried to incorporate losing weight into the way I have always lived my life. So I kept saying that going out to eat was something I need to try and learn how to do while I'm losing weight. But the fact of the matter is that if I'm trying to lose weight, being out at a restaurants, where there are a million more temptations than if I was making my own meal at home, is just not a good idea. Not for me. And not right now.

As a result, I cooked at home more. Made some delicious meals. I did eat out three times, just for dinner, but we only had to pay one night. And since limiting the going out to eat thing is for financial and nutritious reasons, that does make a difference.

Anyway, I'm friggin' tired and I feel like I'm not making much sense anymore so I'm going to bed soon.

But, this has been one of the best weeks I've had in a while. And regardless of what the scale tells me tomorrow morning, I'm glad that I was able to make so many changes and I'm looking forwward to another well thought out planned week.


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