Today's weight is: 252.2 Same again.
I've always 'known' that my greatest temptations are pastries. I love them, they are my kryptonite. I didn't think another food could tempt me the way that pastries do. I was so wrong. I took DH out to eat last night knowing that I was going to have the steakhouse salad with Italian dressing. No guessing about it. I allotted calories for this dinner. But when we got there, I forgot all about my salad and was looking at the country fried steak smothered in gravy, with fries also smothered in gravy. A true Southern dinner. And once I saw it it on the menu I craved it like I've never craved anything before, and I was torn. I want to lose weight and feel better, but oh, that Southern dish was calling my name! Surprisingly, my husband helped talk me down off that ledge. I always had the salad, I loved how yummy the dressing is, I needed to stick to my healthy eating plan. Normally my husband would be like "go for it". So last night I had the salad with Italian dressing and it felt so good to not have eaten that gravy smothered dish.
I started doing my workout video yesterday! I only did 15 minutes, so one side of my body got a better workout than the other (the next 5 minutes of the DVD goes back and works out the other side). And I did 30 minutes of the WiiFit step aerobics (without the riser). I was exhausted, but it felt good. Then we went to the pool, so I got a work out there too. I woke up too late to work out this morning, I think, So I'll work out when I get home. Hopefully DH won't mind (the TV is in his 'office' on the other side of the room). Now I need to start a strength training program.
I talked to the kids about it and they said they would love to do a yoga or pilates video with me in the mornings. So after my work out, I work on cleaning their rooms, 15 minutes each (thank goodness I'm almost done), then downstairs to do the video with them, then the garage for 15 minutes, then a shower. Sounds like a good routine to me!
I did pretty good with food yesterday, though I didn't remember to eat breakfast. Not that I eat much of one, I usually snack on a Juice Plus+ Complete bar to have something with my morning meds and that's it. Well, coffee too. Today is therapy day, and I usually have a starbuck coffee. I think I'll take my Thermos water bottle and put some cold tea in it and take that instead. I'm going to work on my nutrition tracker as soon as I'm done here. I've been doing much better this week, and I intend to keep it that way!!
I can tell I've not taken my Juice Plus for a few days, my neck and above my lip have broken out in acne. I'll try not to skip a few days again. I love that the Juice Plus+ helps so much with my acne, I love not having to deal with acne.
I'm going to overcome this weight loss. I thought for so long that other people could lose weight, but not me. I'm pushing through that and I'm going to prove that voice of doubt wrong. I CAN lose this weight and I will. If I push hard enough, eat well enough and workout with gusto, I can do it. I'm going to give it my all and prove that I can! No more half-hearted workouts, no more sneaking unhealthy foods, no more negative thinking. I can do this!!