I Lost 2 lbs
I used to weigh myself daily.
It was a great way to check in to see how I was doing in regards to watching my weight. Some may have called it obsessive. (Yes, it probably looks that way from the outside.) I admit that I was obsessive about weighing myself. But when you grow up and live your entire life as an overweight person, it is something that is constantly on your mind. (I often wish I could turn off the switch in my brain that worries about my weight constantly. It would make life a whole lot more enjoyable to live that is for sure.)
As of late, I have not been checking in on the scale as much as I used to.
Honestly each time I stepped on the awful thing I dreaded it. I feared what it was going to yell at me. And when it did show my weight, I just wanted to throw the darn thing against the wall and watch the smashed pieces fall to the ground.
Currently, I am at a weight I never thought I would see again. (Over the 150s, my highest ever was in the 190s.)
When I am at my best, I sit between 142-145 lbs. I call that my equilibrium weight. The perfect weight for me. I have never been able to maintain a weight under that, even though I have desperately tried. But 142-145 lbs seems to be where my body wants to be. It just feels right.
I am not counting calories on My Fitness Pal. I am not weighing or measuring my food like I did when I was on Weight Watchers. I am not exercising as much as I should or could.
Instead, I am trying to change what I eat throughout the day. And we have changed up what the children are eating as well.
I noticed that we were constantly taking things out of the snack cupboard.
Morning snack = snack cupboard.
Afternoon snack = snack cupboard.
The majority of snacks from the snack cupboard are packaged and processed foods. Unless I get the motivation to bake something that is what we have to choose from.
So, we started buying more fruits and vegetables. I even prepared some of the veggies (cucumbers, celery, peppers) for easy snacking on the go by chopping them up and having them front and centre in the fridge. I started putting more vegetables on the kid’s plates at lunch time too. There was some resistance at first but I am finding that they are eating most of it now.
A few months ago we actually stopped cooking vegetables at supper time. The kids were more apt to eat the vegetables if they were raw instead of cooked. This does not bother me in the least as it a) makes supper preparation much easier and b) apparently most of the vegetable’s nutrients are lost during the cooking process anyway (or so I heard). Add in a great dip and you have the perfect side for your meal.
I am eating steel cut oats in the morning and I top it off with either fruits or a mixture of nuts and hemp hearts. I also eat greek yogurt and add in cinnamon, honey and fruit to liven it up.
The other day I decided to check in on my weight and I noticed that I had lost 2 lbs since I went away to Blissdom at the beginning of October. It’s not a whole lot but it is something. I am not sure if anything we are doing above is the main cause of the loss but I am OK with it. I just hope I can keep up whatever I am doing right and that the scale will keep moving in the downward direction.
Of course the day that I weigh myself we go out for supper with my dad and step-mom. I ended up stuffing my face with Chinese food. It was so good. But I felt so bad afterward. And then, there is the Halloween chocolate. This stuff needs to leave my house immediately. Now, I am afraid of what the scale may yell at me.
Hopefully, I can remain strong and wait a week or two before I step on the dreadful step of lies again.
How often do you weigh yourself?
Have you made any chances to improving your health?
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