I had my weigh-in yesterday. Once again I was thrilled! I lost another 6.6 pounds for a total of 56.8 pounds in 20 weeks! That is an average of 2.84 pounds per week. I have never ever had weightloss that was this consistent for this length of time before. And I never feel deprived or overly hungry which are the two things that always ended up sabotaging my previous efforts to get rid of these excess pounds.
Today has been an extremely difficult day. I was way overextended yesterday getting to my weigh-in (a 40 minute drive each way) with the two little ones and then getting the 4-year-old to and from preschool (a 20 minute drive each way) and trying to get the 5-month-old to please, please, please take a nap between all the traveling we were doing (she will NOT sleep in the car!). Then last night I couldn’t sleep. I have lots on my mind with dealing with the little ones and trying to get my dad moved into a senior center. I managed to get about 4 hours of sleep so am feeling excessively tired along with totally worn out from yesterday’s traveling…not a good combination for me.
In the past I would have started shoving food into my mouth in an effort to give me some badly needed comfort and energy. And I would have done that from the moment I got up until bed time tonight. But not this time! Today I recognize that all of those things are going on and I just need to stay focused and eat the food that is on-protocol. I had IP banana pancakes for breakfast (yum) made from the IP Banana Pudding. I fixed a large lettuce salad for lunch with 1 cup of raw vegetables and some of my orange dressing and had some IP Potato Soup with 1 cup of vegetables (some green onions, jalapeno pepper & cauliflower) cooked & added to it. Very filling. Tonight I will have another 2 cups of vegetables cooked and maybe some sirloin steak and then I will have an IP White Choco Crispy Bar for dessert. All of this food was and will be on-protocol. I will get through today and tomorrow will be an even better day because I didn’t cheat one bit today!
Have a great day!