Good evening fellow peeps!
Well, today was the day to face the music at the scale and it was ugly to say the least but thank goodness it is over & behind me now. I am up 3.6#, actually wasn't as bad as I had predicted because I was truly expecting about 5# gain. It seems that everyone at my meeting had a gain today so I don't feel so bad. My dad stayed the same & my sister gained 4.8# There was a lady sitting in front of us who gained 12.2# in the last 3 weeks. I think to myself, if I gained back 12+ # I would be so angry at myself but god bless her, she was a trooper & took her lumps too like the rest of us. Its good to know that we are not alone in this journey & having all this support of you all and my WW group I believe has been part of the key to my success. I do think you have to have determination & perseverance too when losing weight because along with the good will come the not so good weeks too & we have to learn to deal with that.
So its a new day, a new week and almost a new month! I love a fresh start & that feeling of wiping the slate clean. So tomorrow, I am going to plan my meals for the week & I bought an awesome new crock pot cookbook that I am going to put to use. I think if I have supper ready when I get home, I wont be so impulsive & start picking. I try to eat a snack on the way home so I'm not ravenous but lately, that hasn't helped much. The recipes in this cookbook look good & its called "Fix it & forget it". My kind of cookin! :)
OK girls, so I want to hear your opinion on this. Today, our regular WW leader Pam was out sick with the flu so we had a different leader, who just so happens to be named Sherry. :) She has lost over 200# with WW & has kept it off for 10 yrs. Pretty impressive & shes a very good WW leader. Today she was asking us what kind of things stress us out over the holidays & asked us to chime in. Well, you all know what I said..."Parties"! So she asked me how I planned to deal with my upcoming holiday parties & I told her that they all fall on Friday nights (day before weigh in) and that I have given up attending many parties in the past because I just want to stay on the straight & narrow but these Christmas parties, I don't want to seem anti social by not attending.To be completely honest. I could care less if I go to any of them or not but as I said, I don't want to be the party pooper so I am going. Anyways, I told her that my plan for this upcoming week is to weigh in on Friday morning & sit in on Saturdays meeting & not weigh in that day. I feel that I can at least go to the party & enjoy myself a bit & not worry what the scale says in the morning. I don't plan to allow myself to throw it all to the wind, but I do want to enjoy a few appetizers & perhaps a libation. She pulled me aside afterward & said that she would suggest NOT weighing in on Friday but to weigh in on Saturday as usual. She said that I will feel better by doing that, but you know what? I really don't think that will make me feel any better! I understand why she said what she did, that I can stay in control at the party, but I feel like I will have less stress on me doing it this way. Do you girls think that I am wrong to do that? Coming off of a week where I gained, I just don't want to chance having another gain. I think it would throw me over the edge. Your feedback girls....what do you think?
Well, that was my day. I did walk with my sister at the track for 3 miles & that felt good. I wish the weather would stay nice so we could continue to walk but I know the inevitable is coming & this week its supposed to get cold again. It was 60 & sunny today. I love a crisp & sunny fall day!
On a fun side note, just have to share this. Its definitely a girl thing. The other day, I was at work and they rolled a pt into the recovery room who had just had general anesthesia. I took him as my pt & as I was starting to hook up all the monitors again, I went to hook up his EKG leads (there are 3 of them, one on the right & left shoulders & the other at the side by the left ribs) and I went to hook up the lead by the ribs & OMG almost fell over because he had the nicest chest & abs I have seen in a long time!!He was RIPPED!!! He was 46 yrs old but had the body of a 22 yr old! I gotta tell you, I enjoyed every minute taking care of such nice "eye candy"! Nothing dirty or anything like that...just some amazing biceps, abs & chest . I don't get to see that at home & rarely get to see it at work so it was a treat to see. Oh, do I sound bad saying that??? Why, yes, yes I do, don't I?! lol. I do love my job!! :)
Have a great weekend my dear friends!
Hugs to all!