One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Day 6 a Little Late

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Day 6 a Little Late

WOW, what a “hungry day” yesterday was. I could have planned a little better as I was out all day at a client site, in meetings and then a doctors appointment. I think it was the meetings that killed me, I was in two back to back pretty much 9-12:30PM. I got SO hungry, My banana in the car on the way really didn’t hold me over. Normally when I know I’m going to have a long morning I eat something like Grapenuts, they stick with me longer. But yesterday our morning was rushed a bit and the toddler and I didn’t have time for our customary sit down breakfast. I did grab everything portable that I could, running out the door. Can you tell by my food journal? lol

Just to add to my unpreparedness they had doughnuts and bagels in the break room. I wasn’t that tempted to be honest, that’s what happens when I’m in the right mental state and feeling in control of my food choices AND that’s what happens when I buckle down and go into lose mode while maintaining. (What I’m doing now) It’s gives me that extra shot of accountability and reminds me how I reached my goals in the first place. One day at a time and being honest with myself.

So today is my last day food journaling for a bit. We’re heading to the beach for our yearly shore trip. I can’t wait! I have made the decision NOT to being the laptop. I can’t believe I just said that but it’s true, no laptop for a WEEK! No email, no clients, no comments, no twitter, wow, I think I’m going to go through withdrawal. :~) But I think it’s important that have this week with just my family and no distractions. Plus if I want to stay sane, I think I need one “disconnected” week at least once a year.

I do plan to record one last video to answer some “Ask Roni” questions before I leave. It may be long as I attempt to at least catch up to the current month with questions. Hopefully I get that up tonight.

OK, one more thing before I go. No one called me on this but I missed my weigh in on Wednesday! I totally forgot until it was too late (no more meetings) and then I haven’t had time to make it up. I’m not stressing. The further I go on this journey the less the scale matters as much. For my new readers I wrote about my scale habits which may shed some light on what I’m talking about it.

You may think skipping the weigh in is a way to not “face it” but I’m in such a good place right now I almost feel like i don’t need it. I haven’t even hoped on the home scale in week. It’s not about that number for me anymore. It’s about balance, good choices and fitness. I will get back to Weight Watchers for an official Weigh in when I get back from the beach though. If, for anything, statistical purposes and to update my weight progress age and to satisfy my OCD tendencies. LOL

I’ll post a week in loss mode wrap up tonight. Until then!


Day 6 in Week Target 21
Food Points Count
banana -2 19
multigrain cake (will post soon as a food find) -1 18
soy crisps -2 16
mini delights -2 14
leftover Quick Chicken and peas with noodles -6 8
banana (they were giving them away at the office and I was hungry!) -2 6
Kashi Bar -2 4
KID SIZED frosty (I learned my lesson although this was a total spur of the moment splurge with the toddler after work) -3 1
Baked tortillas -3 -2
hot dog on a whole grain bun with a side of baked beans and asparagus -6 -8
popcorn -4 -12
Total eaten 33  
Weekly Points Used: 12 • Remaining: 8 • Overall: HUNGRY DAY!!


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    Michelle

    July 11, 2008

    Hey Roni.....whooo hooo...unplugged for a week. ..Good for you! I will miss you tremendously. Have a great time...you totally deserve it. Michelle in Ontario Reply

    Janice

    July 11, 2008

    Roni, Have a great trip. We will miss you. I became a little obsessed with my scale at home and was weighing myself about 5 times per day. You know... to see the difference with clothes, without...morning, afterwork, before bed. Talke about OCD. I had my boyfriend remove the scale from my house so I could only weigh in at Weight Watchers. I don't go to meetings anymore, and I have my scale back (I drove to his house on a weekend he was gone and took it back) but I am not as bad now. I can go several days without it. But it keeps me on track. I know if I am not within a certain range, I need to refocus on my eating. Anyway...Thanks for sharing and have fun at the beach. Reply

    jodi

    July 11, 2008

    just wanted to wish you a fantastic vacation... i love going camping because it's a great time to unwind - no tv, no computer, no phones - it's great... i think you will find yourself more energized and full of new ideas once you get back, so have fun and enjoy yourself... i have 51 more days til my week at the shore... :o( Reply

    Alisha

    July 11, 2008

    Have a great week away Roni! I am with you about being in a good place. I usually gain weight in the summers, so I'm happy to be maintaining so far! It makes me feel better over all...and when you feel better everything seems to go better! Reply

    Viv

    July 11, 2008

    Good for you for taking a 'time out.' Enjoy your family at the beach. That's our favorite getaway. Reply

    Ericka

    July 11, 2008

    Roni. Im going to miss your post... talk about withdrawl! LOL enjoy and have a great time with the family... Reply

    Tara from Portland

    July 11, 2008

    The first few days is withdraw....then it turns into a pleasant peacefulness that is hard to describe. Enjoy it while it lasts :) Reply

    Sweets and Sweats

    July 11, 2008

    I love how honest you are...both to yourself and to all of us readers. And---I look for any excuse for a frosty. I don't eat them much but when I do, I make sure to really enjoy it because they are amazing and such a fullfilling, tasty treat. Something that is ice cold, chocolate, creamy and fluffy all at once? Sounds like perfect summer splurge. Reply

    Arlene

    July 11, 2008

    A whole week with no Roni? What am I going to do? :D Seriously, have a great vacation. I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back! Reply

    Melanie

    July 12, 2008

    Roni, have a GREAT time! We'll miss you! Reply

    Jan

    July 12, 2008

    Have an awesome break! Reply

    Allison K

    July 13, 2008

    Roni is leaving us!!! Okay, so - I have to say, I am totally smitten with this new food journaling table you're using. I've been using v2 every day lately and I love it! But, I was was wondering if you might share your new fancy table with us? That is, when you get back from vacation of course, and only if you want to, and it's not too much trouble, and if it's okay for me to even ask! I know you are crazy busy, so if it doesn't work out.. it's totally fine! I must sound crazy :P Hope you have a wonderful and restful vacation. Reply

    Shanna

    July 16, 2008

    Hiya is there a template to use for your food journal on the blog? Thanks for the continuing inspiration. Reply