Well, it was bound to happen. I knew I didn’t deserve to lose two pounds last week because I hadn’t been all that “good”. This week I was better, and I didn’t lose anything! But I held my own, and I know from history that if I’m good again this week, I will be rewarded with a better number next week.
So I still stand at four weeks / seven pounds. I feel like I’m doing the stash report again! (Hey, seven pounds is a newborn’s weight — that’s a lot!)
I had kind of a “Twilight Zone” moment this week where I heard a little voice say, Go ahead, eat whatever you want. *snicker* You’ll just have to carry the excess around with you the rest of your life! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!
I’m trying not to think of food as the enemy. I am finding lots of good things to eat that I really do enjoy. One of them is a turkey burger on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thins. Another is my bowl of no-fat fruit yogurt with Grape Nuts & strawberries — my new breakfast. Summer is a great time with all the fresh fruits and veggies. It’s also a difficult time with all the parties and other special occasions that include food. I’m just trying to be more sensible and more moderate.
DH doesn’t need to lose weight, so I try to serve a pretty normal dinner. A bonus is that he also likes the turkey burgers, so I can fix just one kind of meat. Another bonus has been my pressure cooker. I bought a huge tray of chicken, removed the skin, and cooked it with a little water for 12 minutes. Then I shredded it for BBQ buns (mine is an Arnolds), salads, soups. There’s so much you can do with cooked chicken.
On our anniversary though we went to a steak house and I had a steak. With bearnaise sauce. And garlic mashed potatoes. And a glass of Cabernet. I did feel I little bit more watchful when I ordered my salad with no-fat dressing. After I had started eating it, the waiter rushed out with the no-fat dressing. I was eating the full-fat dressing he brought by mistake. At that point, it didn’t really seem to matter, so I continued on through the original salad. But it does give me somebody to blame this week: The Waiter Did It!!!