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Note to Self… (with a lesson learned)

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If you are starving after work and the husband asks if you want to go out to dinner, NEVER recommend a new bar and grill that opened up at the mall. You KNOW that bar food is a big weakness of yours.

Next time, follow the plan and cook the nice lean pork loin you defrosted. It would have been so much better for you. Plus you wouldn’t feel like a beached whale right now.

P.S. I wrote that note to myself before calculating my points for the day. To my surprise the day wasn’t a totally disaster. I really thought it was. Just goes to show, never just throw the day away because you think you messed up. Face it, count it and move on. It’s probably not as bad as you think.


Morning Scale Reading: 141.5
Food Points
curves Whole Grain Crunch Cereal with 4 oz skim milk and strawberries 3
apple 1
curves Chocolate Peanut Bar 1
Butternut, Carrot and Chicken Soup 4
8 oz light flavored yogurt 2
cherry tomatoes and a handful of pretzels (on my out the door) 1
Bar food blow out (large grilled chicken wrap with cheese(~10), potato wedges(~5), and a chicken tender from the toddlers plate(~2)) (Total estimates) 17
Totals 29
Daily Activity Log
30 minutes on bike, upper body circuit


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    Anonymous

    October 16, 2007

    Roni,,Love your page,,great inspiration..I’d like to email you,,your email is not working,,the one in FAQ…. Really could use some help,,Thank you

    Roni

    October 16, 2007

    sorry about that! All fixed.

    Glad you like the site! email away. :~)

    Anonymous

    October 16, 2007

    Hey Roni,

    I’m in a bit of a slump this week and I know sometimes you have those days too (thanks for blogging about them – it helps to not feel alone!). I’m just wondering if you ever BINGE eat. Not eat ‘mindlessly’, but really binge on food where you just can’t seem to get satisfied? It happened to me the past seven days, and it leaves me feeling embarassed and ashamed. I’ve lost 50 pounds on WW and I still can eat as much as ever when I’m down. Anyways, thought I’d put it out there and see if anyone else runs into this old habit?

    Justine

    Melanie

    October 17, 2007

    Ahhhhh BW’s. Love the place but sometimes it is tough to make good choices there. Most of the time I get naked tenders and a salad. The tenders come with bbq on the side so you can dip as much or as little as you want. Now I have a hankering for BW’s…Thanks Roni!! ;-)

    anne

    October 17, 2007

    Hey Roni! I’m just realizing that those days shouldn’t mess up your week!!

    Anonymous

    October 17, 2007

    I love BWWs! It’s one of my favorite places to eat. Where else can you get away from work for an hour or so and watch SportsCenter at the same time?

    Melanie is right. Next time, try one of the salads or the naked chicken tenders. They’re usually pretty good. The only bad part is that I don’t think that BWW is very good about posting nutrition information. At least they don’t bring you chips beforehand so you can’t mindlessly eat while you’re watching the big-screen TVs.

    Anonymous

    October 17, 2007

    To Justine,

    Yes, yes, yes, you are describing me. I do great for so long and then, like you describe, nothing satisfies me and I return to very bad habits, actually worse habits than I had at my worst — I just eat as much and whatever I feel like, even making special trips to get “bad” stuff, going to get fast food, etc. I avoid the scale for a few days, get on, have a terrible gain, vow never to do that again, but it is a vicious cycle with me and I get really down about it too. I am certain there are others. I tell myself not to give up, it’s what we do the majority of the time, yet this happens to me way too often and sets me back. Many times it starts with not having my old standbys of healthy stash in the house, I start grabbing whatever and it escalates from there. I guess I need to be more prepared but I don’t know if that’s enough to overcome it.

    Deb

    Marie

    October 17, 2007

    Hi Roni!
    I think I’m addicted to your site! I love your posts- you’re a very good healthy eating role model. Tonight I went out for sushi (it’s hard for me to go out to eat too and stay “on plan”) and I listened to my body and didn’t eat too much, ate slowly, and only ate what I liked. I put extra emphasis on enjoying my time with the people I was there with and the exotic food. Do you like sushi? I think it’s pretty good for you, but I honestly have no idea about the nutrition facts. Do you know anything about that?
    Thanks so much again for making this blog!! You’re great!
    -Marie
    P.S. I ordered VitaMuffins! I think they’re going to arrive tomorrow and I’m sooo excited!! :D

    Lisa

    October 17, 2007

    hey, at least you ate, I would have skipped the food abd drank alot of beer…one of my weaknesses. Except tonight, my hubby is watching CSI and drinking a beer & I’m not.

    Anonymous

    October 18, 2007

    Roni — I too am really struggling right now. I have gained back the 17 I lost and want to lose 30 total (40 long term, but that seems too big). Anyway, my cycle right is: gain back a few pounds, get depressed, eat more, drink more out of depression, gain more, feel more hopeless, eat more/drink more out of depression, etc.

    Did you ever go through this? Can you post about it if so. I am having a hard time pulling myself out of this fog to get focused. I am so frustrated by having to start over.

    Thank you,

    Jennifer

    Anonymous

    October 18, 2007

    Hi Roni,
    I can understand what Justine and anonymous are saying. I had a tummy tuck and lost 40 pounds.after my brother death(car accident) i have been very depress and turn back to food (my best friend). I feel very ashamed and embrassed.I feel that i have failed not only myself but my mother and husband who have supported me so much. Roni each morning i look forward to reading your blog. it keeps me going to know that i am not alone.