Friday, March 11, 2011

A Moment in Time

I have written before about the struggles of weigh in day and as much as I don't want that 10 seconds to control my week, lets be honest, it often does.

Yesterday could have been a difficult day as the scale had moved slightly in the wrong direction. I knew that some of it may have been related to a more relaxed effort on my part, but I also know that I was not feeling well and felt that my weight could have also been impacted by this.

I went against my better judgement this morning and stepped on the scale to try and test my theory of my physical health impacting on my weight. Well I can say that I was certainly surprised to see that my weight had gone down 3lbs from the day before and 2lbs less than the week prior. I know that this is not actually reflected in my weekly weigh in, but I don't care, that small victory to know that I may not have actually gained "fat" this week is what is going to get me through the weekend and start my vacation week off in a positive fashion.

I don't feel now that I have to lose what I gained and then try and take off weight for next week becuase I do believe that my weight this am was my true weight which is setting me up for a better start to the week to come.

I also returned to exercise last night. It was not a long work out, but the motions of doing the activity was also important to get back into the habit. Why is it that it takes 28 days to form a habit, but you can revert back to old ones in as little as a week. Some things are just not fair.

So unlike the last few weeks I am not seeing this Friday night as an opportunity to eat whatever I want. I have had a good day so far and want it to continue into the evening. Problem is that I haven't had to put thought into a Friday night dinner a few weeks so I am stumped. I may need to print off a recipe before heading home so that we can have something fun and new tonight for dinner.

I have noticed a number of new people following the blog either directly on this site or via Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to everyone, knowing that you are out there reading every day really helps me and motivates me to keep going even when I've had a bad day or eating something I regret or am too tired to write. Seeing new people following the blog really rejuvienates my desire to do this and share my journey with everyone.


  1. We love hearing about your journey. Keep it up! I think printing off a recipe before you go home would be a great idea! It will make an exciting night to your weekend. Let us know which one you choose and how it turns out. Maybe that will give you a little pressure to do it. I think trying a new recipe is awesome. Good luck :)

  2. I didn't print off a recipe, but I did decide to make something new. I purchased fresh Cannelloni with spinach and cheese which are until 500 calories and 4 grams of fat for the whole meal.

    They are cooking as we speak and I think this was a good compromise between making a good choice and having something that feels like a Friday night relax dinner. - Dawn

  3. Keep it up Dawn! - Sherry