Weigh In

Okay, its been my first week back in the saddle. It truly feels good. It is right where I am supposed to be. Feeling in control of my eating empowers me. Some quick thoughts about the week:

1) I never realized how dreadfully dehydrated I get when I am not focused on my eating and water intake. When I am off plan I tend to drink too much diet soda also. The first day back on plan I gained 1.5 pounds in water weight alone, yikes!

2) I need to ignore what my hubby is eating and focus on myself. If hubby falls off the wagon I am too quick to follow. If he is eating healthy I get jealous of all the extra food he can have and still lose tons of weight. We are trying to live healthy together but I need to focus on my own road to health.

3) It is amazing how much carbs affect me. For me, carbs are addictive. I can eat healthy carbs in moderation but if I eat too much I just crave more and more and easily overeat for days.

4) Junk food makes my brain turn to mush. I can think so much more clearly already, after just one week off the comforting junk food.

5) Food doesn’t not truly comfort me long term. It just makes me fatter and more unhappy. I need to stop falling for it!

6) I hope I can remember this next time I fall off the wagon.

I can say I am proud of myself. I must be learning something because although I was derailed, I got back into the game pretty quickly for me. My typical lapse has always been much longer and often I am only half hearted in my renewed attempt. This time I am right back on track and giving it all I have. Maybe that is why I lost 2 pounds this week! I am down 48 pounds from my highest weight of 362!! Yes, I am elated!


  1. It's a daily struggle, isn't it? I'm in a battle with my own Inner Binge Monster. You're doing great. Keep up the good work.

  2. Congrats on the loss and for getting back on track. I just got back on track myself:)

  3. All of your successes this week are awesome, not just the weight but also the epiphanies!

    You are doing amazing. Keep it up!

  4. Great job staying on plan and on your "toss".

    I have an obsession with Diet Pepsi. I know I need to drink water. Still working on that myself:(


  5. For some stupid reason I didn't realize you'd lost 48 pounds. WAY TO GO! Especially with a diagnosis like PCOS, that's a really incredible feat. You're attitude towards getting back in the saddle is "right on"'.

    Hey, those 2's are right around the corner! How exciting is it that soon, you'll be posting that you're in the 200's. I'm grabbing the popcorn... no wait... I'm grabbing an apple and sitting back for the show. It's going to be FABULOUS!

  6. Great job on getting back on track. Dang hubby's always tempting us with something. I made it a point to tell mine not to give me chocolates for Valentine's day. I think I may end up getting a fruit bouquet instead :o)

  7. Good for you for getting back on. I too have issues with carbs. Some hit me hard and cause me to want to go get some sugary items I shouldn't even be thinking about. I'm trying to convince my boyfriend that this trip we are about to take that I need to eat healthy. He is not happy about that. For him vacation is about eating.

  8. Way to go! Great insights - thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work. :)

  9. You're doing so well at nearly 50lbs down! I'm the same with white carbs, it just sends me crazy later.

  10. Carbs are addictive for so many of us! In the past our ancestors ate only sprouted, soaked or fermented grains. The way grains are processed today makes them pretty addictive for some people...

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