Thursday, November 13, 2008

7 more down

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I decided to hop on the old demon scale this morning and I was prepared to see just a small lil loss.....I knew it had to be some loss, but felt that it would not be a big one. I was wrong, I had a 7lb loss!
I can't remember the last time I got on, because that is one thing that I can't do, get on every day or even every week, it is just too mental for me.
But yeah, I lost another 7lbs! I am happy with this and even with the sllllllowness of it coming off, because I know that I have completely changed my whole outlook on eating and being accountable and setting myself up for success.
Before, when I would loose weight, I would starve myself, deprive myself and be miserable. Yeah, the weight would come off and FAST, but it always came back on and even faster than it came off.

I am trying to think when I even started this whole healthier eating.....I am thinking about 6-8 weeks ago???? I dunno. So far I have lost about 15lbs and have not one time felt deprived or like I was counting down the days till I was "off the diet" so I could splurge.

I could go on and on, on how many things I have done different and the difference in the choices that I have been making, but I think the main choices that I feel that have worked for me are eating that Quaker Diet friendly oatmeal every morning, having sugar free jello's in the fridge and just staying away from the carbs.(I love me some taters y'all) Sticking to my fruit and veggies is satisfying to me, so it works.

Don't get me wrong, if I have made a batch of homemade mashed taters or tater salad for the family and feel the need to dive in, I just get a appetizer fork and have a taste. THAT IS ALL and I am good with that.

I have talked to Scott about the Thanksgiving menu for this year and I am cutting way back. Turkey gobbling Pictures, Images and PhotosI am gonna eat and enjoy it all, but for the one meal......I will not be getting more than the one plate and I sure as hell will not be indulging in leftover green bean casserole. (I had to nix my veggie/cheese casserole for my own sanity......I know what I have the strength to fight and what I need to just duck and hide from and THAT would be one of those duck and hide things lol it is that good)


Emmi said...

whoo hoo ... congrats on your 7 pound loss. I'm to scared to get on the scale!

Estela said...

Congrats, Erica on the loss. And on not hopping on the scale so much. I like the slow and steady approach.

Jeanne said...

I just went back to WW this morning....I haven't been there in 2 1/2 months!!! I didn't lose a damn thing but I was thrilled because I only gained .8 lbs!!! I guess I am learning how to "maintain." Unfortunately, I need to lose about 60 lbs before I can MAINTAIN!!! (LOL!!)



Myra said...

Kudos to you!! You just had to get to a place mentally, where you were ready to do this. In a year, you'll be really healthy, and look fantabulous!! You'll have to post some pics...and if you don't want to post, at least take some so you know the progress you've made!!