Monday, February 8, 2010

And On The Seventh Day...

It was not the best day in the world as far as my eating goes, but it also wasn’t all that bad. My exercise, on the other hand, really could have been improved. I pretty much just forced out a few crunches before I sat down to write this to make sure that I had something to report.

It was just a bit of a running around, getting stuff done, and visiting with people kind of a day. I did not plan properly and so it wasn’t the best that I could have done, but I know I will do better tomorrow. I’m not beating myself up about it!

Two really interesting things happened today. First, I had a photo taken of me and when I went to look at the digital image to see how it had turned out, I was a bit taken aback by how slender I looked. There has been a few times over the past couple of months when I have noticed the photographic evidence not meshing with how I think I appear (but in a good way, for a change). Today really surprised me though because I did actually think of that specific word when I saw the image: slender.

The other thing which took place that was a first is that my wonderful father-in-law told me today not to lose too much weight. Wow! Those are words I never really thought I would hear. I am so appreciative that he cares so much and wants to make sure that I take care of myself! Having read about other individuals’ journeys I was prepared to eventually get this kind of feedback from the people I love – I think it must be very unnerving to watch someone’s physical appearance change so drastically – but I know that the truth is that I am still technically overweight and that I am not yet done losing. I am fortunate that I have always generally carried my weight very evenly, but I think it throws people off when they discover the actual numbers – both now and when I was at my heaviest.

Overall, my day was really great! I got to spend time with several loved ones, made some significant headway on some chores around the house, had a lovely, long, and relaxing chat with my better half, got to cross something off my life list, celebrated the Superbowl victory of my team of choice, and was in a pretty fabulous mood all day long! Here’s to more absolutely perfect Sundays!

- 9 glasses of water
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with light peanut butter
- 1 mug gingerbread steamed soy milk
- 2 small Mandarin oranges
- 3 cups spinach salad with 1 light Laughing cow cheese wedge, croutons, yellow pepper, mushrooms, green onion, dried cranberries, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 1 fiber chocolate delite bar
- 1 white dinner bun with butter
- 2/3 cup roast potatoes
- 2/3 cup roast pork
- 1/3 cup canned corn
- 1/2 cup rainbow sherbet
- 1 bite of a cupcake with icing
- 4 sips of beer

- 30 stomach crunches


  1. Fiber Chocolate Delight Bar, hmm..haven't heard of sounds good! Anything with that name must be good.

  2. I think it's tasty, but my husband thinks it's kind of gross. 14 grams of fiber though!

  3. What a wonderful feeling.. Loved that you saw yourself as slender!!! Can't get much better than feeling good about yourself!!! Congrats!

    Sounds like a nice family time too!!!

  4. 4 sips of beer, I'd have made them good ones!

  5. 4 sips? that's it? how the heck did you resist?!?! i take one sip and i'm like "mmmmm beer" and drink the whole thing.

  6. Glad you had such a nice day! I think a day of rest was in order anyway - you're working your tail off, woman!

  7. Sounds like a great day! You are moving full steam ahead toward your goal!

  8. What wonderful blog and account of your journey. I noticed you never had a week where you gained or stayed the same--that is awesome! I just started to document my journey( and know that I will learn a lot from you!


  9. It was my husband's beer! The fact that I had more than just a single sip should actually tell you that it was really good - I am not normally a fan of the stuff (ducks to avoid Matt and Audrey's swats)!