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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weigh-In ... Understandable & NSV

Today's Weigh:  165.5
Loss/Gain:  +1.0

After a strick no sugars/grains week, and then having a few high calorie days this week, I understand why the gain.  I was hoping to maintain, but this is not bad.  If I look at it as meaning I loss a net of 3 pounds over the last two weeks, then I'm good.  :) 

My sister-in-law is also up this week.  She was vexed, but I asked how her sweets/sugar cravings have been.  She said it's been fine and she hasn't had much junk.  I pointed out that the "detox" week was to kind of rid our systems of the desire for that stuff.  And I know it helped both of us, even if the scale is no reacting as we'd like.  Although, I track my food and know why my weight is up..besides my body not liking breads/sugars I just ate too much.  

I think all will be fine in the long run.  

For myself, I know that after having a few things like the pizza and muffin, I have found myself wanting more fresh foods again.  Wednesday I had a little piece of dark chocolate, but both that night and last night I enjoyed having a cup of non-fat plain greek yogurt with some honey on it for my dessert in the evening.  

In fact, I had a NSV of sorts for myself yesterday.  While grocery shopping I was going to grab a protein bar (like a Zone bar) to have as a snack later with my coffee.  Then I looked at the label to see how much sugar is in it.  I decided I could have some almonds with my coffee and that would be a better choice.  When I got home I ended up having a cup of strawberries and a lite string cheese -- also a good choice.  A little less calories than the protein bar and more real food. 

I will probably still have protein bars once in a while, I love them for breakfast with my coffee and they are convenient, but I've decided having something fresh is better for me.  

This is nothing new to me.  It's just that I'm noticing how important these little decisions are the closer I get to goal.  This is the fine tuning that will help me lose this last twenty pounds.  

Thanks for "listening" and checking in on me.  I'm going to go eat my oatmeal now....plain instant oats with almond milk, a dash of cinnamon and a Tbsp. of peanut butter  ... YUM!

  Have a nice Friday and a great weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. It's all about finding the balance and then doing it! I am not a protein bar fan, which is probably a blessing, so those don't tempt me. But sweets are still my nemesis and I have to monitor those carefully.