Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday weigh-in post...Encouragement vs Sabotage

Last Weeks Weight:  197.0                                    This Weeks Weight:  195.5

1.5 lb Loss
I enjoyed a good week.  Plenty of exercise, few challenges so far.  My new goal is to reach the 180's before we leave for San Juan November 9th.  I am ok with myself if I don't make it, but it would be nice.  I am constantly reminding myself that this is not a sprint but a journey.  I have been low carb mostly but working to eliminate grains altogether. I am having a tough time with it.  I am trying to develop  a healthy eating plan that works for ME, not the masses.  My healthy eating plan has to be something I can do the rest of my life, not just during weight loss and I am just not sure how realistic it would be for me personally to give up all grains.  If I find I am not comfortable with it, I will return to low carb.
Fall is here and that means everything pumpkin for me.  I bought my first one yesterday and plan to peel and use the flesh for wonderful dishes.  Candy shouldn't be too much a difficulty because we don't get trick or treats at my house.
On another note....  Hubby has always been very supportive and encouraging during my weight struggles. Last night we were at grandkids swim meet and he was kind enough to bring the little one for a treat while big sister swam.  It can become quite boring for the little one.  Before he left we discussed pumpkin lattes, he knows they are my favorite in the fall.  I told him no thank you because I am trying to eliminate sugar from my diet, including sugar substitutes.  He came back with one for me loaded with sugar anyway!!  I know he was trying to make a thoughtful gesture, but I was upset inside that he didn't encourage me not to indulge.  This morning I am still a little unraveled, but I have not said anything because he truly is a kind and generous man and I know he did not consciously try to sabotage me.  I am still trying to decide how to approach this subject with him.  I truly don't want to seem ungrateful. 
The weather here is finally out of the 90's this week but the humidity is still high.  Today was my last day at our pool since it's not heated.  My challenge for the upcoming week is to replace my swimming with other cardio!


1 comment:

  1. Just picking up on your sentence re 'Fall', or Autumn as we call it in the UK. It's a lovely time of year. I love walking and it's great to see the different colours around you. However, your temperatures are rather higher than ours.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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