Sep 9, 2009

Minus something or another, I'm just going to call it even

HIGH - Leaving for Labor Day weekend with my cooler full of Jenny Food and my workout clothes, feeling self-righteous for spending yet another weekend out of town sticking to The Plan.

LOW - Eating a plain garden salad at Wendy's on the way out of town while all the boys enjoyed burgers and fries.

HIGH - Arriving in Memphis at 10:30 Friday night having resisted the fast food and quik-mart snacks that had been within fingertip's reach throughout the trip.

LOW - Eating a plain garden salad from McDonald's for lunch on Saturday while my friends and family enjoyed their yummy carb-laden foods.

HIGH - Taking four delicious bites of the cheese-stuffed pasta shells Mandy made for supper Saturday night. Related: LOW - Regretting that I couldn't eat 20 shells.

LOW - Missing my walk on Saturday because it got dark before I realized I'd missed my window of opportunity.

HIGH - Walking three miles with Mandy on Sunday afternoon during Jake's nap, a walk chock-full of stimulating conversation and more self-congratulations for exercising while "on vacation."

LOW - EATING ANOTHER DADGUM GARDEN SALAD Sunday night while everyone else on the planet got to eat whatever they wanted to.

HIGH - Eating stromboli for lunch while everyone else ate pizza on Monday before we left town. Dear God in Heaven, it was incredible. Related: LOW - The Guilt.

HIGH - Eating a garden salad for supper on Monday when we got back home, but treating myself to three cheese biscuits as a reward for enduring so much salad over four days' time.

LOW - Weighing in yesterday morning to find myself three-and-a-half pounds heavier than I was last Tuesday. OH, SNAP.

LOW - Listening to the silence that accompanied that declaration when I informed my Jenny weight counselor of that little factoid. It was like an awkward little dingleberry of truth, dropped like a stinkbomb right into the middle of our conversation.

HIGH - Weighing in when I got home last night after a four-mile walk to find that I weighed a half pound LESS than I did last Tuesday. WTH? Is that the mystery they call "water weight"?

To quote the Backstreet Boys, circa 1996: QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH MY HEART. I can't take it.


Rachel said...

You'll get there. Try weighing yourself every day. I read an article somewhere that a person was struggling to lose weight. She weighted herself on Mondays. Well, she switched to everyday and discovered no matter how good she was over the weekend on Monday she was at her heaviest but over the week she lost it faster. Kind of hard to explain. You're doing good.

Sarah T. said...

You're doing awesome, I'm so proud of you! I know it's really hard, especially with "kid food" around all the time, but you're hanging in there like a champ!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Thanks for the continued encouragement! I'm feeling more optimistic about it today. :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Ooo-I love salad and could eat it every day.

I'm on the major diet too. At first it feels like it is never going to come off but stay focused and all of a sudden it will be 20 lbs.

My blog has just been growing like a crazy weed and I haven't been able to get by for as many visits. I miss all my blog friends.
Come for a visit and see both of my new parties for the week. They are up every week and I hope you will participate.

Its So Very Cheri

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