Last week’s weigh in and update on the purification.
So I started on the Monday before last at 265 and I weighed in on last Monday at 260.4 for a total loss of 4.6 lbs.
Not at all a shabby start to any diet. However, it could have been more, and it was. I’m sure you can all see where this confession is leading.
When I woke up last Saturday, I weighed in before my shower at 258.4. Seven pounds down. I was super excited and happy about it, but I knew that we were venturing into San Francisco that day to meet up with friends and colleagues of my husband for lunch and dinner. We do this about once a year and of course it is always centered around food.
I went in with the best of intentions. I scoured the menu of the first fancy steakhouse (we weren’t paying) and found that the only thing that was on the purification was a small mixed green salad. Okay, I would have that. But by the time we actually got to SF and everyone had gathered, I was STARVING and was already starting to cave. Rob and I decided to compromise and SPLIT the Asian skirt steak salad and an order of spring rolls. The salad was more on my diet than not other than the meat and the peanuts. It was greens and a cilantro vinaigrette dressing with oranges and of course the meat and peanuts. It was also fantastic! The spring rolls, were okay so I didn’t snack too much on those.
Having eaten “light” with our first meal, I was hungry again when we got to the second place to meet up with a high school friend of my husbands and her family. It was a gourmet hamburger eatery and the while there were lots of salad options, I had slunk into the: “Well, I already blew it.” mode. I’m not hard to convince of this when on a diet. I am weak. The good news is, Rob and I split the meal again. We got a Western BBQ Bacon Burger that was almost more bacon than burger and curly fries, but we split it and I didn’t feel like a TOTAL pig after.
Sunday I hopped right back on the diet in full force and then on Monday we had arranged to get dinner and bring it to our friends Laura and Josh’s because we hadn’t seen them in forever and our schedules finally gelled.
Please understand that my husband and I NEVER go anywhere or socialize. We go to work and come home and then veg all weekend. So the irony that all this FOOD socializing was taking place while I was on this diet is not lost on me.
Anyhoo, the only place that anyone agreed on between our work and their house was a Mexican restaurant that didn’t serve any type of salad. I opted for the fajitas because it was mostly just meat and veggies. I did eat the tortillas, I was hungry and weak.
What I haven’t done is give up. Normally at this stage in the game having cheated twice in less than two weeks, I would throw in the towel and bring on the fried foods, but I haven’t. This week has been all about the fruits and veggies and today I get to add meat.
So I will take my 4.6 loss and keep moving forward. Rob is out of town tomorrow and Saturday night. That is usually grounds for me to get my favorite Thai food and eat on it all weekend, but instead I’m going to get a rotisserie chicken from the store and eat it with some brown rice and a sweet potato and it’s going to feel like cheating! 🙂
I will check in next Monday with my next weigh in.