Monday, August 20, 2012

Watch Those Fingers

As I looked at the scale this morning, sucking in my gut (like it made a difference), I was disappointed. And, really, My Fitness Pal is being kind and rounded up. It was really only 0.8 of a pound. I wanted to lose more.  I should have lost more. It is what it is. But, there are people I could blame. 

I can blame Lobster, who wouldn't put our air conditioner in the window and so when it was 
for almost a week and I didn't want to cook and make my kitchen feel like the attic of hell any more than it already did. I didn't make my meal plan's food for lunches or dinner for the first 3 days. And I didn't keep track of calories.

I can also blame the Schwan's man. I know he has a name, but at my house, he's just the Schwan's Man. He knows what we like around here. We like their ice cream. Usually, I go for their Triple Lemon Crunch Frozen Yogurt. It's very light and refreshing and only 130 calories and 3 grams of fat per 1/2 cup compared to 160 calories and 8 grams of fat per 1/2 cup of their ice cream. Well, they have a new flavor. It is Coconut Almond Fudge. And It. Is. DELICIOUS. It's a coconut flavored ice cream with little bits of chocolate covered almonds and a fudge ripple running through it - it's kind of like an oh-so-creamy Almond Joy candy bar.  You know what else it is? Gone. Luckily, boys 1 and 2 liked it, too, and I had some help. 

But, blame is a funny thing. What's that cheesy saying? While you're pointing your finger at someone else, remember the 4 fingers pointing back at you, or something to that effect. It's nice to be able to blame anyone else. But, don't worry. I know just how it is. 

I am grateful that my weight went down. I didn't completely screw it up. I had some momentum going. But, it's kind of my pattern to have success and then feel like I have extra breathing room or something - like 3 pounds lost has made me a super model and I didn't need to be as careful. I've got to figure that out. Sabotaging myself is not what I want.

I watched the season finale of "Extreme Makeover - Weight Loss" tonight. It was very inspiring. The man, Jarvez, began his year at 548 pounds and ended it at 267 pounds. He worked so hard. If that 548 pound man could work out the way he did, I can get up off my lazy butt and work harder. I have a doctor appointment next month and I want to show her that I can do it. 

Well, I'm off to bed. I read that not getting enough sleep makes your body feel hungrier than it really is. I need all the help I can get.

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