It's Weekly Weigh-in time! Who's still weighing in weekly? How'd you do last week? Here's your chance to hold yourself accountable. Let me celebrate or commiserate with you. I'm also going to be posting my NSV's with my weigh-ins, at least for awhile. I haven't been very consistent with getting them posted on Saturdays lately, so feel free to share yours as well.
I'll start this week's weigh-in with a pop-quiz. Are you ready?
Which is the best option for dealing with a weekend-long date with your husband involving the indulging in of foods normally considered off-limits?
A) Tell yourself it's okay because this isn't something you normally do, get right back to healthy eating on Monday, and hit the gym hard this week.
B) Tell yourself you've blown it for this week, you might as well indulge in an entire week of poor food choices.
C) Spend Sunday night violently ill (probably related to the final indulgence of aforementioned typically off-limits foods) and wind up losing 3.2 lbs. anyway.
It probably wasn't the best choice, but I went with option C -- not that I actually had a choice. That's not the most fun way to lose weight and not one that I'd recommend, but since it happened and I feel rather like I cheated on my weigh-in, my goal this week is to, at the very least, maintain that loss.
As for my non-scale victories, I had a few that really stand out in my mind from the last week or so. One is, last week, when leaving the Y, I noticed that they had a table full of "Fight like a girl" t-shirts on sale to raise money for breast cancer awareness. I'd seen the signs for the shirts, but thought you had to pre-order and hadn't done so. I just so happened to have $10 with me (unusual since I rarely carry cash) and I wanted one.
After asking the girl if the shirts ran pretty true to size, I bought one -- an XL. I almost bought a 2X, but decided that if the XL didn't fit, I'd just keep working out until it did. I got home and tried it on. It fit perfectly! Do you know -- I bet some of you do -- how exciting it is to be able to buy a shirt that you like and have it fit just like you wanted it to in a size that you don't mine wearing (at least for now)??
I told my husband, I may get more expensive as I get smaller. It's fun to shop "off the rack" and like the results!
The second thing deserves photographic proof:
Do you know what that is? It's my high school class ring! Can I just admit that I don't even remember the last time it fit? Just for the record, I'm still a good 70 lbs. heavier than I was in high school, but my fingers have been really fat for awhile. This is just proof that I'm on my way down.
On a similar note, I also tried on my favorite bracelet, one with my kids' names on it, that I haven't worn in awhile. The last time I wore it, I could barely get it clasped. Now, it clasps with room left over and slides up and down on my wrist!
Finally, when my husband and I backed out of our rather steep driveway this weekend, in his car, he looked at me and exclaimed, "Dang, Baby!" Um, okay. "Dang, Baby" what? He said that whenever I rode with him before, the front end would scrape, no matter what angle he backed out. He said he's noticed, the last couple of times, that it hasn't.
I told him that I didn't know whether to thank him or slug him, but that I'd choose to take that as a compliment. ;-) I also told him that, knowing how he is about his car, I'm surprised he hadn't been making me get in after he got out of the driveway.
So, what about you? How's the scale treating you this week? What positive changes have you noticed off the scale? I can't wait to be inspired and encouraged by you!