Sorry, I know all this was said a few days ago-
JennyButler: I didn't think you were accusing me of being jealous of my mom
I just wanted to clarify is all.
Llilith: I agree, not talking badly about one's weight or looks in front of children (boy or girl, but especially girl) is SO important. My mom was so very hard on herself in front of me and it most definitely had a negative impact on me. If I'm ever lucky enough to have children, one thing I plan to do is not speak poorly of my looks/weight/whatever in front of them. I actually don't do this anyway so it won't be a habit I need to change, but I really don't want to start doing it. Of course mothers don't do it thinking it will be bad for their children to hear, but it really is. Also, your daughter saying you felt like a pillow before is a very good way of describing how I feel about my mom. Pillows are soft and cuddly and cozy and good. Weird as it may sound, that's how my mom was like to me before. Not that I do any cuddling with her as an adult, but I was a very snuggly child!
TooWicky, congrats on weighing less than your husband now! I do, too, by a couple of pounds. It's nice for some reason. He's several inches taller than me and a bean pole. Yes, we're a goofy looking couple with a super tall, super skinny guy and a short, fat woman- I was like this when he married me so it wasn't a surprise or anything.
Also, good job on not giving in to your food cravings!! The Frito Pie sounds super yummy to me. We lived in Texas when I was a kid and I had my fair share of Fritos with chili and cheese, they even had it at kids' menus at restaurants. About once a year now I make it, just because. We almost always have tortilla chips because they're one of my husband's snacks of choice, but he's not a fan of Fritos (too thick I think), so if I want Frito Pie, I have to specifically plan to buy a bag of Fritos. For me, if I feel really strongly like I want to eat something I shouldn't, I do one of a variety of things depending on what I want. Much of the time I just power through. But if it's something we have on hand, I just have a little bite. Like a bite of my husband's pizza or one cracker, or if I want something sweet then a little square of chocolate. This has worked out surprisingly well for me. If I really want something carbohydrate laden and it's time for breakfast or lunch, I bust out the low carb tortillas and make a quesadilla in the toaster
Last of all, I'm down 2 pounds this week! 193 to 191. My scale was freaking out and kept saying I'd lost 3 pounds and am at 190, but finally it gave me 191 exactly and that's what I'm going with. Suppose I could have truly lost 3 pounds this week, but I'm skeptical. Looks like I'll be going into the 180s thread in a week or so, yay
Also it looks like I'll probably make my goal of 190 by Valentine's Day.
I'll definitely be weighing myself in the MORNING because Valentine's Day is a celebration day for me, which means eating what I want. I'm planning to make scones for breakfast, eat healthy during the day (and send the rest of the scones to work with my husband), then we're going out for dinner and I'm going to make cookies for dessert when we get home. AND a pitcher of sangria. Oh, yes. Leftover cookies will go to work with my husband as well and he'll have most of the sangria, I'm not much of a drinker
CrazyCatWoman, it definitely makes sense that you are losing more slowly as you approach your goal! As long as the number's going down, I think you're in good shape!
To answer your question about target weight, I picked 150. That's a loss of 70 pounds for me. My primary motivation 150 is what I weighed 8 years ago, and my health was just fine then. My reason for losing weight is about 45% because of health concerns (I want to live a long time and keep my uterus), 45% because we really want a baby (my reproductive system is all messed up and I haven't ovulated/menstruated properly in years), and 10% because I just want to be skinnier. I think it was around 160-170 when my periods started getting messed up. Hopefully when I get to 150, I will be at a low enough weight that my period will normalize and I'll ovulate, and I'll be at a healthy weight for pregnancy. I really don't want to put my baby or myself in danger by being too overweight.
In all honesty, I'd like to get to lower than 150. Probably about 135 or wherever my body stops shedding weight based on what I consider to be healthy and reasonable eating and exercising habits. 150 is my big goal though and I will heave a sigh of relief when I get down to it.