Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Healthy you challenge check in

I hope you had a great week last week. Let's just get down to business, drum roll please.............I lost 1.5 pounds.

I swear I am a professional dieter, I know what I should be doing but don't, why is that? I know that a healthy amount to lose is 1-2 pounds a week and my loss for this last week fits right in. But I was so disappointed.

Note to self: Don't weigh in during the middle of the week. I had lost 2.5 pounds 1/2 way through my week but that's not what it ended up at the end of the week and I think that may be part of the reason I was disappointed. I wanted so bad to go out to Burger King or McDonald's for a breakfast sandwich and just say to heck with this weight loss thing. But I persevered, ate my oatmeal and stopped thinking about fast food. That was a huge non-scale victory for me.

To be honest I'm having a hard time staying committed. What? I can only handle eating healthy for two weeks?

With God's help I am coming to this conclusion, life is life and it will have it's ups and downs. I can not let food control my life and I can't avoid life because of food. This weekend my niece graduated, there was the open house and dinner out with friends we hadn't seen for a long time. I didn't obsessed with counting points and if I should eat it or not I just tried to make the best decision with what I had. We'll see what the scale says Saturday morning.

Please pray for me for the next couple of weeks. I have come to realize the my emotional eating is no where in control at this point. I'm am a huge stress eater. My daughter graduates on June 6th and I am starting to stress out and worry that everything won't be ready, (my definition of ready anyhow). I just don't want to gain what I've lost because of stupidity.

Here's to a healthy week ahead for all of us.



Anonymous said...

congratulations to your success and your loss..now add to it next weigh in!!

Kelly said...

That's a great weight loss for the week. Do you have any idea how many of us out here would be thrilled at that?! LOL

Just stick with it. You may not feel like it or want to but just do it. You will thank yourself for it later. :)
June 6th is my daughter's bday.

Ina in Alaska said...

One day at a time!!! Congratulations and don't beat yourself up so much.... I see Champagne Thursday is starting early in Nebraska!! xoxo

Deidra said...

Congratulations on your 1.5 pounds! That's a great accomplishment in the middle of graduation season! You should be proud.

Sneaky Momma said...

Great job this week, Sheryl! I struggle with stress eating, too. I'm so happy that you were able to overcome the 'stress' of your weight loss disappointment (which was in truth, a success!) by resisting the urge to eat BK. I just think that's awesome!
You can do this, Sheryl! Think about how wonderful you will feel at your daughter's graduation with a few more pounds gone for good.
I believe in you!

Anonymous said...

Take it one day at a time and give it all (the eating, the stress, the events) to God. Relax in Him.

And, 1 1/2 pounds is awesome -- don't negate your success. You should be proud of yourself for doing the best that you can. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so.

Mama Bear June said...

Congrats on the loss! Keep making healthy choices. It really is worth it.
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