One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Much Needed Return to Routine

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I HOME!!!  YAY!

The wedding was fun but it’s nice to get back to normalcy.  I do have to say, all the dancing practice with the toddler paid off.  He was the hit of the dance floor! 

As for my eating…

bleh, Bleh and BLEH!  

I did horrible.  I noticed something this weekend. When I’m busy and out of my element I tend to eat just because food is there not because I’m hungry. (well duh) But to make it worse if I do get hungry I make bad choices.  For example at the reception cocktail hour there was a fruit and veggie plate, a cheese plate and a host of fried appetizers.  What did I eat? You guessed it, everything but the fruit and veggies. I was in that out of body, self-denial, it’s only the weekend special event mode. You know, the “It’s there, I’m hungry so I might as well treat myself” mode. I also hit the brownies REALLY hard.  But man they were good!

HOWEVER

That’s a big however. (did you notice) ;~)

I DID go to the hotel gym the morning of the weekend.  I know I didn’t work out enough to counter act the enormous amounts of food I consumed but I did it and I’m counting that as a big Non Scale Victory (NSV). I also hit the gym tonight and did 30 minutes on the bike.

So I’m ahead of the game on workouts but I need to get my diet back under control. To help, I made a huge pot of veggie chili similar to Vegetarian Chili over Spaghetti Squash (I’ll post an updated recipe soon).  This way I have a bunch of healthy lunches for my long days at work.  Preparation and planning is key, so I also stocked up on healthy snacks from the grocery store. 

I’m ready to face this week! You with me?




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There are 10 comments so far.

    Kristin

    November 5, 2007

    Hey Roni,
    When you get the “time”, ha!… Maybe you could do a post on your typical day (eating wise) while beginning and during your weight loss?

    Deidre

    November 5, 2007

    Absolutely with you!! I’ve had some pretty crappy weeks lately and I am ready to get back on track! Let’s prove we can do it!!

    I found your blog about 3 weeks ago and I absolutely love it! Your site is full of great information and I love your recipes!! I also love that you are truthful with us about the bad days, too! It is helping me not to give up the fight!! Thank you!!

    Missy

    November 5, 2007

    Actually thank to you I’m with you! I happened upon your website and said to myself “This is it. I have got to do this.” I signed back up for weigh watchers last friday and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for being such an inspiration!!!

    iwanttolovemybody

    November 5, 2007

    Yes I am with you. My stepdaughters baby shower is over, that was yesterday, and I am done with all the prep for that so i need some normalcy too and concentrating on the plan to get these LBS off!! It is my time NOW!

    Anonymous

    November 5, 2007

    Hi Roni,

    It sounds like you are already on track with your planning and cooking up the batch of vegetarian chili.

    Quick suggestion … you are a lifetime WW member, that’s a huge accomplishment. Go to a weigh in with your favorite leader and use them to help with your motivation.

    Just a thought…

    Jenn

    November 5, 2007

    Yes, I’m with you – last week was horrible, but this one is starting out great.
    Can I ask…what are you planning for Thanksgiving? I am supposed to do ours (have never cooked it before) and would like to stay OP as much as possible!!

    BeLightFul

    November 5, 2007

    Hi Roni,
    I am so with you. i realized that my main reason for failure is taht I am nto spending enough time planning. i go with the day, and count points as i am eating them. Well, in the evening I get hungry and i dont have enought points, and lots of fruits and veggies will not do.
    SO last night, I took 10 min. with the timer tick tocking and I planned my food intake for today. Of course, I started with the hot cocoa and popcorn evening snack, then My yummy morning shake, with 1 pt. muffin, then I worked in the rest of the day. Today I am munching away at the food, knowing what i had and will be able to have. I am empowered. I own the day. The junk in the lunch room, lots less tempting, because i have my plan. feeling good!!! So yes, I am with you!

    Anonymous

    November 5, 2007

    Roni,,You are such a inspiration,,..I am OLD..(57),,young at heart..following the points religously,,work out HARD every other day 40 mins cardio/and weigh training..pants are baggy..I NEVER weigh myself,,have NO idea howmuch I’ve lost,,but after 8 weeks of absoletuely NOT ONE Candy,,cheese,,finally go a compliments,,Bottom line I have been doing PERECT but my weigh loss is minimal,,Any suggestions,,or is itmy age,,just ain’t happening anymore..THANKS

    hiding a skinny girl

    November 5, 2007

    I have the same, “eat with no reservations” affliction when I’m on vacation, at a party, etc… I’ve got to figure out how to stop that madness!

    Jewely

    November 6, 2007

    Don’t forget to count all of the calories that your burned while dancing with the toddler and chasing him around the wedding!!! The changing of the time has me in a funk! As the weather turns cooler and the days are shorter, I find myself wanting to snack all night long on unhealthy junk like Halloween Candy. Again, thanks for your amazing site! I check it almost daily!