I am so happy!
Last week I only lost 1/2 lb at weigh-in. I checked my weight at home over the weekend and I was up 1 lb, but that is gone this morning, but it doesn't look like I will be showing a loss or gain this week. That's OK. I still feel that I'm doing well and am confident I will continue to lose. I am not going to any more meetings. I gave it a shot and it just didn't seem to be worth the money to me. I will see how I do on my own, and if I think I need to continue with the meetings I will try a different location in my area. It's possible that the leader was just not getting through to me in a positive way. The main thing is I seem to have broken my habit of overeating starchy carbs. That was always my main problem. I am starting to reach for vegetables and sometimes fruits for snacks. It's all good.
Yesterday, I found myself in a restaurant, trying to handle my grandson, and seeing a picture on the menu, I ordered a Philly Turkey Cheese sandwich. It was a snap decision, and not what I normally would have ordered. When it came, it looked really good, but it had a big hoagie bun, which would have totally blown my food plan. So, I ate the turkey, cheese, onions and peppers and left the bun. I had a side of cottage cheese with it, and also the broccoli my grandson ordered and then didn't want. So all in all, I had enough to eat without doing too much damage. This week I was bouncing up and down the same pound, but plan to get back to it and start losing again.
Weigh-in day, and I'm down another 1/2 lb. I really would like to see more than that each week, but a loss is a loss. I do not feel hungry or deprived, I am just making healthier choices and limiting quantities. Not to the point of being hungry, just to the point of feeling satisfied and not stuffed. I do eat small portions of "unhealthy foods" at times, but the difference is they are small, small portions, just for a taste. If I know I can have a little bit of something I am more satisfied. This is working better for me than passing up certain foods completely and then ending up bingeing. I was used to eating the same vegetables over and over and now I am trying different ones, and I no longer crave carbs. So all in all, I am happy with my progress.
Wren, I am happy that I'm losing again. I know I'm not setting any weight loss records, but a loss is a loss.