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So I’m sitting here at 6:30 AM and I haven’t gotten on the scale yet. Partially because I didn’t have my phone with me upstairs to snap the photo and partially because I kind of don’t want to see the stupid number.
I’ve been rocking the food choices lately. Breakfasts have been loaded with things like kale eggs, steel cut oats with pumpkin, and sweet potato hash. Lunches have been light. Sure we’ve gone out a few times but after 7 years, I’ve got the restaurant thing totally down. I can manage pretty much any option and feel good about my decisions. Even dinners are in check. Last night I made pork chops, with kale fried rice and roasted asparagus, the night before, homemade pizza on whole wheat with kale and chicken. This weekend I even grilled up boneless breasts and cabbage wedges so I’d have leftovers all week. I’m rocking the homemade suppers.
What I’m not rocking is the nighttime snacking!
I can’t seem to get out of the cycle right now of mindlessly eating after the kids go to bed. Now, mind you, I’ve come a long way with my snack choices and even mindset surrounding them. In the past I’d use one bad snack night as permission to not make any healthy choices the next day. That’s no longer the case and a big reason I’ve been maintaining as long as have.
I’m also not pounding the Tasty Cakes or Ben and Jerry’s anymore either. My evening snack discretions are usually Triscuits with Laughing Cow or PopChips with Salsa. By far not the same massive calorie intake as say, a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies –which by the way, I’m avoiding like the plague this year!
So even though the scale may not show me a number I like today, I know my overall habits and choices will prevent me from gaining all my weight back. I know that those choices are “worth it” and there’s no going back, giving up, or “restarting.” I won’t be perfect tomorrow, or Monday or in the new year so I might as well weigh in and move on.
Ok here goes, I’m off to the scale….
CW: 152.8 (Up 1)
H: 5′ 8”
Up 1 lb and up a total 2.6 these last 3 weeks
I’m actually surprised it’s only a pound. With massive amount of salt I took in last night and my return to working out (I took BodyPump yesterday) my body should be holding on to some fluids.
Regardless, it’s not today’s weigh in that’s got me thinking, it’s the last 3 week trend of up, up and up. Maintaining is never going to be without it’s up weeks but I want to break this snack cycle I’m in and see that trend go in the other direction.
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Roni started this blog in '05 to journal her weight loss. 70lbs later, she's committed to living a conscious, healthy life and hopes to inspire others along the way. Read more on the about page.
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