Saturday, February 28, 2009

Just What I Needed!

So I took 2 weeks off, basically. I was so unhappy about that 2 pound gain two weeks ago that I just decided to take a break. I didn't track, I kept on exercising and was careful within reason--you do kind of get a feel for what you can eat after a while. But I also did things like I ate a Cadbury egg just because... And last night for dinner I ate a piece and a half of pizza that I wasn't planning on because I wanted it.

So I weighed in this morning fully expecting a gain and even told the receptionist that I was there to find my new starting point. I do feel re-energized and ready to attack it fresh, but I did need those two weeks off.

And guess what? I lost 4 pounds!!! Yes, that is a two week total, but still, that's a great drop! I am now at my lowest weight in probably 10 years. I can hardly believe it. I hope to lose 0.8 or more this week to get another 5 pound star, but I'm feeling good. I really didn't think I'd have a good loss this week, but there it is.

This week presents challenges. Today we're heading to meet our birthmom and treat her to the Cheesecake Factory (finally what we all decided on--but we'll hit Sabatino's while we're up there waiting for permission to come home). Tomorrow I'm meeting a friend for lunch and we're doing Carlos O'Kelly's. Monday is book club. But I feel confident that I can get it done. After all, look what I accomplished without trying? Time to get back on the horse, track, weigh, measure, and see what's what!


nettiemac said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! Sometimes just not sweating all the details pays off -- not all the time, but relaxing and enjoying life sometimes gives your body permission to recharge. I'm glad to hear it went so well for you!!!!

Beth Johnson said...

You are such an inpiration to me! Keep it up. You look so good in your pictures from WV. I guess a break is what your body needed and it responded well to the change.

Downward we both go.

Seraphim9 said...

Chocolate ganache....that's the secret. :-D