Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Better Me - Week 2

I had my week 2 weigh-in yesterday and I'm down 2.4 lbs!  They also realized there was an adding mistake last week and what I thought was a 5 lb loss was actually 6 lbs!  So I'm down 8.4 lbs in 2 weeks! Woot, woot!

I'm not overly surprised by this weeks smaller loss and the way I figure, if it's not a gain I'm ahead of the game.  I know that a lot of the difference this week was due to hormones and water consumption, or lack there of.  That's not to say I wasn't drinking my water; but I definitely wasn't getting my 8 cups a day.  It's amazing how big a difference water can make.  It's enough that I made sure to hit my mark and then some yesterday and I'm well on my way to doing so today.

Even only two weeks in, I find I'm making better choices.  Mr. Twingle made homemade waffles this morning for him and the kids, and while they smelled REALLY good, I passed and made myself a fried egg with toast.  What would have been 16 points for 2 waffles turned into 4 points for my egg & toast (I don't butter my toast so I save points there).  It was a little decision, but it's one I feel AWESOME about.
Everyday, is getting easier to opt for healthy decisions.  That doesn't mean I don't have a piece of chocolate or some popcorn when I want it though.  I just make sure "if I bite it, I write it" and that's working so far.

Last night was a true test of my commitment as we had Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. Twingle's family.  I made sure to weigh my turkey and I passed on the mashed potatoes and gravy; opting for squash, broccoli, carrots, beets and coleslaw with dressing on the side so I could measure it.  I was completely satisfied, even if the turkey was dry.  I had enough points left over that I was able to enjoy a sliver of ice cream cake my SIL brought (we don't like pumpkin pie); and I still had points left on the day.
I am expecting the rest of this week to be more difficult.  Mr. Twingle and I are going to NYC for our 10 year anniversary.  I plan on making the best choices I can; but it's going to be hard when I can't control the portion sizes.  I will try my best and that's all I can do.

Stay tuned next week for another weigh-in result.  #betterme #weightlossjourney #health

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