I just barely made the early train to make it down to the Weight Watchers center before work yesterday to meet my sister. And as luck would have it, I forgot my WW book at home on my desk, and I was trying to figure out what my last week weigh in was – I knew it was 160 something, but was it 160.9 or 160.1? It really didn’t matter, other than I wanted to be 159 something.
I am in the 150s!! And after the WI I was able to see that I was 160.6 last week, so down another pound this week, making my total 18.8 pounds lost in just over two months. And that loss brought me to my 10% goal. The woman who weighs us in knows that we come back for the lunch meeting with our leader Cheryl, and she made a note to leave for Cheryl to let her know that I made my 10% goal.
As per usual, I hit the ground running as soon as I got to work, and ate breakfast at my desk. Another breakfast parfait – Chobani, my one point fruit sauce, banana and 1 Nature Valley granola bar crumbled on top – 6 points.
I thought I’d be able to sneak out to get back to the WW location for the actual meeting, but couldn’t do it. Had an emergency filing, and it just wasn’t in the cards. As luck would have it, our normal leader wasn’t in yesterday, so I’ll wait a week to get my 10% bling and hopefully hit the 20 pound lost mark – only 1.2 pounds to go!
I had a “pre-lunch” thinking I was going to eat my actual lunch later in the day, but work just wasn’t cooperating. Thank goodness for protein! A 4 ounce steak and fruit kept me going all afternoon.
As I was leaving work I realized I’d only had 10 points all day. I had about 20 minutes to kill before catching my train home, and got a skinny cinnamon dolce at Starbuck’s (4) with string cheese and a banana for my train ride home. The coffee was almost too sweet for me, but Hannah told me how to order it next time so it’s not too sweet – if you are a cinnamon lover like me, you’d love this drink! Which left me with 14 points left for the day.
I worked late so didn’t get home until about 7:15. Over the weekend when I was meal planning I saw that I had a jar of sauerkraut in my pantry that my friend Allison’s husbands friend made – it’s so good, and I was kicking myself for having it get lost in the back of my pantry since last summer.
I made marble rye bread over the weekend. I think I said that earlier this week, but I am too lazy to check, but I am going to work on the recipe a bit more before posting it. It’s a bit dense, and I made it more of a baguette shape instead of a loaf, which made it the perfect size for what I am calling pastrami bites. Three points for the bread, 2 for the pastrami, 1 for the fat free Thousand Island dressing, 4 for the 1 ounce of provolone and 2 points for the pop chips on the side. Oh, and there is a bit of fresh kale under the cheese!
I’ve been getting notifications on Instagram of people who are joining WW because of my success so far. I love that I’ve been able people to inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle. But I think the real reason I am having success, is because I finally have let all the emotional baggage I’ve been holding on just go. I think until you figure out WHY you eat crap, self-sabotage or binge eat, you’ll never find success. And it’s taken me a long, long time to get here. And I am okay with that. I am ready to see where this life will take me.
Hope you have a great weekend! Just keep swimming 😀