I can’t lie, this was a hard week. I don’t know if it was the adjustments to my routine or what but I found myself watching you tube videos this week featuring people eating the menus. If you are unfamiliar with these it is where someone sits down and literally eats everything on the menu at a particular restaurant. I’m not usually drawn to these videos but for some reason this week, I decided to watch a bunch. Most of them made me never want to visit that particular restaurant. Except the ones featuring pizza. All of those, even if they were pizza places I normally don’t like, made me want pizza.
But I did not succumb.
I stuck with my menu plan, which incidentally did not feature devouring an entire large pizza by myself (go figure). And I stuck with my exercise plan. Even when random pizza delivery people showed up in my dreams. Seriously, they showed up with a stack of pizzas as though I was having a highschool movie style party. The knock on the door had nothing to do with the dream and after opening the door I told them they had the wrong house, closed the door and went back to my original dream.
I love my subconscious.
But tomorrow is my relaxed day so when running errands My honey bun and I will be stopping at our favorite pizza place in town and each getting a slice, possible two, but not taking an entire pizza home with us. (He is not only trying to lose weight as well, but he has issues with salt and blood pressure so most restaurant food contains way too much sodium to be eaten routinely). So it will be a big treat done in a conscious way. And I won’t push my cravings off too far, because I know myself.
Denying something I decide I’m craving for too long makes me finally break free and go on a mass eating spree, having a slice to quell the cravings not only gives me what I am craving (in moderation) but it lets me tell myself ‘you know you just had pizza’ for a while which also helps me. I should also point out that pizza is my weakness. I know others point to chocolate as their achilles heel, but for me it is pizza.
Anyway, dealing with the cravings and happily accepting my 1 lb loss this week. I may want more, but my victory this week was more mental than anything else. (Not that I am not thrilled by the loss. I am and I think I made the necessary modifications to my plan to keep me on track. Soon my weight will start with a one and not a two, soon soooooooon.
Okay to the stats:
Starting Weight: 246 lbs
Last Week’s Weight: 212.6 lbs
This week’s Weight: 211.6
This week’s loss: 1 lb
Total Weight loss to date: 34.4 lbs
Left to lose (apx.): 88.6 lbs
Inching along, but at least I am moving in the right direction. Hope everyone has a great weekend.