Weekly Weigh In #8

Monday, February 27, 2017


This week was better.  I am down from last week, thank God.  It is still a bit discouraging, thinking it is only week 8 and I am working on re-losing pounds I already lost a few weeks ago.  They say weight loss isn't linear, so I guess I should take that to heart.

I ate reasonably well all week, though I did feel like my appetite for sugar was still in full force.  It feels like the Trucility shot works better some weeks versus others.  

Here are the wins for the week:

I wanted to eat ALL THE SWEETS, but I was able to not
I am not the best person for self discipline.  I am very in tune with my cravings, and I like to do what I can to say 'YES' to what I want.  A person who is good at weight management will appease their sweet tooth by having some fruit, or make a chocolate rice cake, but I am not there yet.  I will just buy a pint of Ben and Jerry's and figure out how to make it work.  I made it work though ;)  And other times I just distracted myself to where the feeling passed and then it was time for bed.  My night time eating habits are the true problem area.

Moving in the right direction
While I am bummed that this month wasn't a major success, a loss is a good thing, just need to keep my eye on the prize!

Looking forward to March
And Lent.  Lent is the time I really get it together for the Lord, it is the extra boost to keep myself focused, humbled and obedient.  I haven't solidified my plans for my Lenten sacrifice but I am leaning towards pizza, and probably dairy.  Aaron has decided beef and pork are out for himself so light dinners will be on the menu for the next 40 days.  

Things to work on:

I've fallen out of love with tracking
I'm not sure what happened, or if anything specific changed my attitude.  I don't hate tracking, nor have I given up on it as a practice.  Truth be told, I have found it extremely helpful to be able to review the week before I write these recap posts.  I just haven't been on it as tightly as I have in weeks past.  I don't want to get out of the habit, or forget to log stuff as the day goes on.  Yesterday I was all tucked in bed ready to drift into dreamland when I was like ::record scratch:: I forgot to track my food!  I logged in and got everything in there without breaking my 56 day streak, but man that was close.  Also when I went scrolling, I noticed I forgot to log Friday dinner.  I don't want to get into this lax habit, so I need to be better about remembering.

Blood Pressure Concerns
I see my endocrinologist at minimum twice a year and my BP is always normal.  I check my BP at the grocery store with their little machine by the pharmacy about every other week.  It reads high typically, but the machine is at the end of the store, plus the cuff doesn't fit my giant arm very well.  So I figure it is high due to me just getting done pushing a heavy cart up and down the store.  Well on Saturday I went in the 'out' door to avoid children selling things and was by the BP machine at the beginning of the trip.  It still read high.  I would be hard pressed to think of a family member who doesn't take meds for high blood pressure (even my 20 something younger brother), so I am wondering if my time has come.  I am going to research some natural ways to address the problem and hopefully more weight loss will help too.  I don't want to be killed by the silent killer.  Plus we are trying to make a baby, so we want as healthy a start as we can get!

Looking sloppy, like I stayed up too late watching the Oscars...

Feeling a little less puffy this week, and hoping to break past the 286.4 pound mark which was my lowest weigh in thus far.  I think I can do it!  

This week I want to keep in my calorie goals while trying to cut down on the dessert and fast food intake.  I also want to make some plans for March and how to make it a really productive month!










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