Walking up to the scale today I felt pretty good.
YES, I ate out a couple times in the last week and NO I didn't get the steamed veggies on the menu, but I did pretty well balancing those heavier meals with modest normal-time (lunch at home with a toddler, etc.) choices.
I even got in a little exercise.
So, I stepped up -- no, wait a minute, let me back up...
So, I put down my bag and took off my flip flips and my sweater (I had a shirt on underneath - I'm not that desperate for fewer ounces on the scale), stepped up, and weighed in.
I wasn't surprised.
I was a little disappointed but not a little surprised.
I think the main reason my weight loss feels so slow these days is because I'm really trying to go about doing it in a livable way. I'm not really "trying" to lose weight.
I know myself way too well to think that I could sustain a lifestyle containing zero fat. Or carbs. Or sugar.
I eat processed foods. I drink diet soda. I still
don't really like never eat salads.
There are definitely things I could do to accelerate the process, but it's not worth it to me to hit "goal" a month or two sooner.
The biggest difference in my eating now is that I try to make sure it's "worth it."
Are the kids' goldfish worth it? No.
But a Dove bar on a bad day? HELL Yeah! (sorry, mom and dad)
(Interesting, I just realized that doves are often associated with peace and I often crave Dove when I am looking for peace. Kudos to their marketing people. I mean little "k" kudos and not big "K" Kudos since I don't think the Dove marketing staff would like a basket of Kudos in their chocolate filled
paradise office. Hmm... I wonder if they are hiring? Wow, I am way off-track.)
Anyway, I am going to "try" to lose weight for the duration of the 20 in 20 Challenge, however.
Having a short-term goal that kicks you into gear isn't a bad thing, and I think I could use it.
I've been at this for a year now!
So, where my Challenge peeps at? ;)