Monday, September 11, 2006

Off the plateau

I'm off the plateau and down -1.4 today so I'm happy w/ that! Guess it really wasn't a plateau at all but maybe a bad few days around labor day. I really tried to exercise the last few days to make up some ground even though I was a slow walker due to the ankle. It must have made a difference. It's amazing how no loss or a setback can really mess with my head and make me wonder if I can do this wt loss journey. Of course I can, I just have to keep on going and it will come off! It sure comes off faster if I'm totally on program and don't use all my flex points. I'm going out of town this week for 5 days to Santa Fe, NM so I'm going to try to be vigilant and not go off the program. I'm saving my flex points for one nice meal out. The other days, I'll just eat lowfat though I know it's hard to track the pts values on vacation and in restaurants in general. Think I will try to look up some that are close my the area if I can. I wish we stayed w/ the original idea which was go to a diet spa. Then I wouldn't have any problem losing! My mom is not a big eater and she is going with so I will follow her lead and not finish my food like she always does. Hope everyone is doing well this week.

3 comments:

Wanna_B_slim said...

Thanks for dropping by...I think you are doing a gr8 job... I havent been going so well this last week... and struggling a bit...
I really want to lose the weight but find it hard to stop eating after dinner at night...arghhhhh....
Ok.. now as for photo.. guess what.. I didnt care about how mine looked I wanted ones to show how big i really am to help motivate me and so when i lose i have something to go by...I was horrified at the thought at first then I realised that it will be good to have something to look back on later... But funnily enough when i went looking for pictures...I had hardly any because i used to get rid of them because I would face up to the fact at how fat i had gotten... If the proof isnt there then i guess i cant see how big I had gotten...
i have heaps where i look good from about 2 1/2 years ago... but recent ones.. blahh.. But i am going to let my kids have the camera now and take pics,... I just know it will motivate me more...... Oh dear I better stop here or it will look like I have blogged in the wrong place... rofl...
Oh and another thing..i have placed my favorite slimmer photos of me on my fridge right where i can see them everyday...
A gr8 reminder of where i am going to be oneday in the future...Hopefully sooner than later...

christie said...

Yay for being down 1.4!! That's awesome!! You kicked the plateau's ass!! :) I'm sure you will do great on your vacation!
In response to what you wrote in your comment,
I've really only been close to my dad like this for the past 5 years, since he retired. I used to be closest with my mom because my dad traveled about 60% of the time for work. He was always in other countries. Ever since he retired and has been around a lot, my mom has also gotten to where she doesn't leave the house much, she just kind of lets him be in charge of doing everything. So now my dad and I spend a lot of time together, he's definitely my best friend.

angelfish24 said...

Hi Wanna b slim and Christie,
Wannabslim - I know what you mean by the pictures! I avoided the camera like the plague for years. So now I find myself having to dig for a before picture, I know I have one somewhere! I do have one of all of our extended family and we all went to Maui in 2003 and we kind of dressed hawaiian style and I saw that pic and was like whoa, that can't be me! I do have it on the inside door to my pantry with that photo and my old photo of me on my honeymoon (15 yrs ago!) and me at wt of 150. So, I'm not sure that's working for me but it's back up but I don't see it everyday. Maybe I'll get brave and put it on the fridge.
Christie, thanks for the encouragement, I will try my best this week.