Saturday, March 20, 2010

Luck Of The Draw

I admit it… I overate tonight. But, oh man, was the food ever good! I did not have things that were really horrible for me (alright, maybe I’m ignoring the coconut fudge bar on my food list when I write that), but I did eat past feeling full. I had a wonderful time out at a family dinner this evening spending quality time with people I love, and so I wasn’t focused enough to avoid overindulged in the incredibly great tasting food that my talented mother-in-law made. Oh, well. Sometimes life is simply meant to be enjoyed!

On the complete flip side of that coin, my extremely caring father-in-law made a point of gently asking me if I was planning on continuing to drop more weight. I could tell that he was probably becoming concerned and I assured him that I just carry it well. I didn’t get the impression that that was comforting enough though so I confided that I still weigh over 150 pounds. That seemed to do the trick! I think actually hearing a number that proved I am not as light as he believed put his fears to rest. My mother and I just had a similar conversation where I told her my weight and she admitted that she thought I was closer to 130 or even 120 pounds. It amazes me to know that the people in my life have that perception of me because I still have a hard time remembering that there are significant changes in my appearance some days!

It’s time to announce the winner of my Luck Of The Irish Giveaway! I placed all the names of the people who commented on the giveaway post into a hat and had my husband randomly draw one, and the winner is Beckie from Confessions Of A “Pleasingly Plump” Single Mommie! Congratulations!!! Email me your mailing address and I will find you a fresh four-leaf clover in the next day or two (or dig up one of my older pressed ones if I have too much difficulty), tape it to some card stock for safe shipping, and send it to you as soon as I can! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this fun little contest! Just to prove I actually can find them… this is one of my pressed four-leaf clovers (shown much larger than actual size).

FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 9 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 1 toasted English muffin with light peanut butter and light strawberry jam
- 1 toffee nut steamed skim milk
- 3 cups Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese, bacon pieces, croutons, and light dressing
- 1 cup green and red grapes
- 1/2 cup mashed potatoes with butter
- 1/4 cup canned corn with butter
- 1 white dinner bun with butter
- 3 sweet pickles
- 3 slices brown sugar and mustard glazed ham with mustard
- 1 cup fruit salad with bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, and grapes
- 1 slice of homemade coconut fudge bar
- 5 white chocolate covered grapes
- 3 large white chocolate covered strawberries

EXERCISE:
- 35 minutes of the C25K program (Day 3 of Week 7)

6 comments:

  1. Hi 266,

    I wanted to let you know that I've given you an award on my blog.

    Cornwallfitgirl.blogspot.com

    Rach

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  2. I'm sorry I missed the four-leaf clover giveaway! Congrats to the winner.

    I had a lot of people ask me how much more I was going to lose too. I just reassured them I was eating well and would know when I hit my goal!

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  3. Yes, I did read all of your posts :) It took a few days, but it was very worth it. You had some great thoughts that I've already started to use in helping me be successful! I remember when I lost weight before my mother in law thought I was "too" skinny. I weighed about 155lbs. Just like we sometimes can't really "see" ourselves, I think that those who love us most can almost have just as distorted view of our bodies. Congratulations on completing week 7 of the C25K!

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  4. What a compliment that people are concerned that you are going to be too thin! WOW! You have made such great progress!

    I think that it is fine you enjoyed. What is really cool is just the awareness & understanding of it all AND the awareness of eating past full. I bet in your heavier days, that was not even a thought process.

    Congrats!

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  5. How will you ever get through life if you can't enjoy a good home cooked meal now and then. You are very aware of what you are eating and that's all that matters. You are doing fine!

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  6. Thanks, as always, everybody!

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