I have decided that telling someone you are "going to have a big loss this week" is like bragging about a sleeping baby. You're just tempting them to wake up screaming. I was so sure I'd have a good loss, since I had been down everytime I got on the scales no matter what time of day it was, except for Monday morning. Okay, I'm not being totally fair, I was down .5 so that counts as something... right? That puts me at 159, 3 lbs away from my goal.
Stupid scales, I bet they are low on batteries or something with all my weighing the last few months... but they said what they said and that is what I will record. I found solace in a bag of Joseph's Sugar Free Chocolate Chip cookies. Old habits die really hard I guess. I had to clip a note to them to keep me from going back any more (Sister M's idea). Lets just say I've made a LOT of tea since then. But I recorded my triple dipping (they were that good) in cookies in my Tracker and had to have eggs for dinner to not go over count for the day. When I look back over my meals for the week, I can see Friday night I split a bottle of White Wine with a friend. I realize that is to blame, instead of my stupid scales.
I have gone back to my exercise too. So funny, because Jorge "don't exercise to lose weight" Cruise recommended power walking this week to get an extra 2 lbs a week off. Sorry, I'm still irked at my weigh in, but he said numerous times in class that you should not exercise to lose weight. I typically don't like it when people change their minds on me. I get confused. That said, my power walking is a huge stress reliever. I go for several miles up the in hills, deep in the woods. I see deer, coyotes, chipmunks and bunnies. I power walk up the hills and run down them. If you have an iPhone or an Android I strongly recommend using a GPS exercise app to get you motivated and track your workouts. (Runkeeper for iPhone and CardioTrainer for Android are both free and great apps) It clears my mind completely, the only thing I think about is "Can I make it up this hill" and "how far to the next turn". It has also helped reshape my body while losing weight.
I really annoyed both Sister M and my Mother by blogging about them this week. Sister M didn't like what I added to her weigh in post on Friday (sorry, love you!). And my Mom thought a self deprecating article I wrote for Yo Ladies was about her. (okay, it was a tiny bit about her...) I'm a people pleaser, yet nobody was pleased with me. Add to that the fact that my Husband is halfway around the globe for a few weeks, and our tenant wants out of his contract on my home that I can't sell thanks to the (apparently still awful) housing market halfway across the country. I don't really complain much, but it was a stressful week.
So here is to Week 19, I'm so glad you are over! Week 20, please be kind to me...
ps. Don't forget to enter the Zevia giveaway, that would cheer anyone up!