"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My High Fat Week - Blunt Honest Post here...

Well, I have this feeling that I will have a gain this week. I have two days left until my official weigh-in and I realized that I've had four days this week where I went pretty high in calories. This is not conducive to weight loss. I'm a bit bummed, but I have to be honest and prepare my readers for what's to come, because I know I won't be surprised.

In case you don't believe me, take a look:

Saturday we were gone all day and I had 1 1/2 McD's breakfast burritos with an iced coffee for breakfast, two hotdogs at a friend's for lunch with a few chips and two little cookies, then I had a double cheeseburger, fries and a real coke for dinner...on our way home at 10:30 pm.

Sunday was okay...just a large lunch, but that's nothing new. I don't usually eat late after our evening church service because I eat a larger lunch.

Tuesday I had a small frybread with meat and beans on top and veggie fixings and sweet tea (with sugar) at a funeral lunch. I didn't overeat, was comfortably satisfied, but then my husband wanted to take us to dinner before I was truly hungry again...at Applebe's. There I had some spinach & artichoke dip and then the Chicken Oriental Salad and I was very full when done.

Yesterday wasn't so bad. I made a ceviche-type meal to eat with tortilla chips and homemade fresh salsa. It had shrimp, tomato, cucumber, onion and avocados in it. I had no idea how high in fat tortilla chips were until yesterday, but the tostada shells weren't any lower and that's how we eat it. So I need to figure out what to make instead.

Oh, and I haven't drank hardly any water each day. This, I'm sure, isn't helping me at all.

You see...I'm not making it up when I'll be surprised if I even maintain. I guess I should add that it's been that time of the month this week, but I don't feel I can really blame that.

Anyway, I just had to be honest. I'm not going to throw in the towel these next two days and say I'll start back on Saturday, but I am preparing for the worst. I know it will get better, but this probably isn't the week that's going to happen.

Thanks for listening reading.


  1. This may not be the week it's going to happen, but this is the day it's going to happen. You can take these past few days, and just put it in the past.

    I think that you have the right attitude - start over right now!

    I made more bad decisions then I could even list when I struggled with my weight, but they weren't fatal ones!

  2. Diane..Thanks for the encouragement. These are the days I have to keep my mind from thinking it will never happen by just putting one foot in front of the other, so to speak.

    I have to say I posted this so other people wouldn't feel bad when they "messed up" either.

    Thanks again...I'm always encouraged that you messed up at times in your weight loss, but you still made it out victorious.

  3. Those types of days will get further apart as times goes on and you are more comfortable in your new role of a healthier lifestyle.
    Start downing the water TODAY - it will make a difference tomorrow, even if the scale is still up.
    Keep going Leah, its so worth it!

  4. Thanks for this honest post, Leah. What I noticed was that you didn't really eat big amounts but that the choices were higher calorie so it's not like you were pigging out. Sometimes it doesn't seem like a simple choice should turn out to be so many calories! I enjoy your blog! :)

  5. Pam - Thanks. I watch you continue to plow on and I know there is hope. Can't wait until my t-shirts are falling off like yours. :)

    Dayhiker - Hello and welcome. I'm glad you enjoy the blog. I love to write. No, I didn't eat big amounts and that was the plus side, so that's good. Thanks for commenting!

  6. You're aware of the caloric value of what you're eating, which is a great thing! I know you'll continue to make better and better choices! Re: tortilla chips. I cut up flour tortillas into wedges with a pizza cutter and bake them until crispy in the oven. Sometimes I spray them with cooking oil and sprinkle on sea salt or some sort of spice mixture. (That meal sounded GREAT to me, BTW. You must be a good cook!)