Thursday, February 19, 2009

Week 7

Week 7 was kind of weird. My "weeks" start at the end of the week because I happened to start my weigh ins on a Thursday. So the "beginning" of the week was actually the weekend. We traded babysitting with some neighbors for Valentine's. They wanted to go out Friday, so we watched their kids all night. Then Saturday night we went out.

Like I mentioned before, Jason took me to this GREAT little Chinese/Japanese place in town. They have a sushi bar and two separate menus. I knew I wanted to enjoy the evening because it was a special occasion, but I also wanted to be careful about making healthier choices.

We shared a vegetable tempura appetizer that was AMAZING!! I know that tempura is deep fried in that delicious batter, but I figured it was veggies!! Call it even? Then I just had miso soup and an order of cucumber rolls. I LOVE wasabi!! I love when you have so much of it on one roll that it burns up through your nostrils. I don't know why. I just love it.

By the end of dinner, although I knew that I had made some relatively healthy choices, I was completely stuffed. If my pants still fit I would have had to unzip them. :)

And of course I let myself enjoy those beautiful milk/white chocolate dipped strawberries I'd made later that night!!

Because I knew I was going to be eating out for Valentine's Day I knew I needed to watch myself all week. I made sure to work hard during my workouts and I kept it healthy and ate at home the rest of the time. I figured as long as I did that I should AT LEAST maintain my current weight.

But by Monday I was GAINING WEIGHT!! ARG!! I honestly thought that, worst case scenario, I'd have lost zero. Not gain!! I was seriously frustrated. I record my meals and fitness daily, so I looked back over the foods that I'd been eating and realized that although I'd been making healthy choices, I could definitely be filling up on more fruits and veggies. So for the last couple of days that's what I did. Rather than reaching for a 100 calorie pack treat I picked fresh fruit or carrot sticks with dip or something like that.

So this morning when I stepped on the scale....YAY!! Two more pounds!! I'm no longer in the 1*0's!! I've moved down to the next ten!! :) I have now lost a total of 20 pounds since the beginning of the year!!

And even more exciting than that? I've never stuck with a diet this long!! And I honestly don't feel like I'm on a diet now! At this point, for the most part, it's habit. There are still moments of weakness when I want to choose something I shouldn't, or when I want to run away from the elliptical instead of on it. But I'm doing it anyway! That's a REALLY big deal for me!!

I'm thinking that looking sexy for my anniversary get away might actually be in reach!! Yipee!

9 comments:

Dansie Family said...

so proud of your progress! wish i had lost 20 pounds since the beginning of the year! i've got 4-5 to go and i'm dying to get it off! patience is key. think of me when you get frustrated. it took me 7 months to my weight off after isaac and i started working out again after macey at 3 weeks post-partum (before you judge, i felt fantastic and no, my bleeding didn't start back up. and i had been working out my ENTIRE pregnancy). so that was beginning of november-ish. i've lost a whopping 10 lbs since then! that's not that much for how long i've been working out. but it's coming slowly... so patience my dear! it will come off!

Brianne said...

WOW! That is so great that you have lost 20 pounds since the beginning of the year. You go girl!

Lindsay said...

That is awesome! We all want to see before and after pics of you looking sexy!! Good for you!!!

Ryan and Nicole Lee said...

Yeah! I am so excited that you are doing so well!! I think it is awesome! Very inspiring!! :)

womanoforangerinds8 said...

Whenever I want to lose weight and look sexy for things or in things, I always just sit around and wait for the weight to lose itself. I don't make any commitments to eat less or more healthy things like you are. Way to go, McKenna!

Steffani said...

I am amazed at your dedication ! That is awesome! You really motivate me to get going and get healthy! Great job and keep it up!

Megan said...

Excellent work! Sounds like you're doing awesome. I'm jealous of your dedication and progress...I AM starting...really.

The Larson Family said...

Wow, you are good! I have a hard time choosing the hundred calorie pack over a real treat let alone healthy food over a hundred calorie pack. How do you find the time to exercise with your kids to take care of? That has been so hard for me. So hard that I haven't done it! :(

r said...

You are amazing! Congratulations on the loss of 20lbs!!

I need to take a leaf out of your book and add dieting to the whole weight loss thing...