Changed the ticker!

I am down to 271.8! meaning just a measly 2 pounds until I’m out of the “Morbidly Obese” category. I CAN’T WAIT!! I’m sitting here eating my dinner (of spaghetti + chunky garden ragu + seasonings, no meat!, a plain piece of bread, and brussel sprouts) thinking “oops, probably should have worked out *before* stuffing my face”… but that’s okay! I’ll hit up the workout in about an hour or so. And “stuffing my face” is accurate. OH MAN. SO much food in front of me for less than 600 calories. And SO much better for me than the ramen noodles I was craving. Much lower on the sodium, in any case. I think I’ll finish it up with a granola bar so I can have a taste of something sweet, and then chug down some water.

8 more days until the wedding! 2 pounds in 8 days? 1 pound every 4 days.. I can do that. I CAN *SO* DO THAT!

Another week down…

Not down as much as I’d like to have been, only 1.3lbs for the week, but much much better than I thought I’d get after indulging so much during the week and missing out on exercise from my ankle being grumpy. It was enough to see my ticker move, and the total lost to go over 23lbs, and that makes me happy!

Today will be another day of ‘indulging’… my bridal shower is tonight, and nobody there really knows I’m trying to lose weight. I’ve kept it pretty quiet. My mom knows though, and she’s hosting, so I hope she keeps that in mind when setting out snacks and things. I’m proud of my progress, and want to be down another 7lbs or so before the wedding. I know that’s REALLY ambitious seeing as it’s only 3 weeks away, but it can’t hurt to exercise a little more, right?

I’m learning that if there is food out where I can see it, I’m going to eat it or want to eat it. If it’s hidden away, I’m less likely to feel an urge to snack on it. Out of sight out of mind truly works for me. I left a box of granola bars out on the counter, and every time I walked by I wanted to grab one. I ate almost a whole bag of baby carrots simply because I left the bag open in front of me. I’ve done the same with chips and candies in the past. I didn’t really crave chocolate until I had a bag of the snack size hershey bars (70 cals apiece) and saw it out. So I’m gonna try a new approach. I’m used to having things out on the counter (like cereal/chips/bread etc) and a candy dish, things like that. I’m going to put them away and see if that helps. Any little bit is good!

About my blog here: I’ve added a new page to keep track of my mini goals, both scale and non scale related, and when I’ve achieved them. It’s not very exciting now as I’ve only hit the first of my mini goals, but hopefully the thought of adding to it will add another layer of motivation for me. I can use any extra motivation available. Later, I will add a page with my progress photos. :)