Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hot 100 Update


First, the Confessor costume I (mostly) made ===>
Get a load of the Converse.

For my big goal, I think I'm on track. I was 173 earlier in the week although there seems to have been a Halloween bounce to 175. (Don't you love the way I say that in the third person, as if I had nothing to do with it?) So I'm either 2 or 4 pounds away from my 10% which is my ultimate Hot 100 goal for January.

Halloween is rough. Our party coincided with Cheat Day. I ended up eating a lot and I realized it was because I had to (or thought I had to) eat quickly rather than enjoy special foods rejoicing over every bite. I feel my success so far has been mainly shifting what I eat (away from bread, sugar, and cheese, toward protein/vegetables/ fruits) but I have to say there was a definite psychology of eating piece at play yesterday. If I don't savor my treats, they don't register. I know that's kind of Duh and obvious, but sometimes you just have to experience the obvious for yourself.

I've only lost 20 pounds, but I am going to click my heels a little bit because the small satisfactions feel so nice. Today's pleasure: buying a pair of regular size L pajamas and having them fit properly. I don't need different sizes for top and bottom anymore: I'm not perilously squeezing out of the largest size, putting them in a drawer, and assuring the giver that "it's a little too warm for them yet."

FBS was 102 this morning which is not bad considering yesterday was 98% refined carbohydrates and 2% mummy dog.

My Hot One hundred goals for this week are:

1. Getting all cookies and cupcakes out of the house by tomorrow. I can stop at one or two pieces of candy corn (I think) but homemade butter cookies with all butter icing? Not so much.

2. Zumba or walk at least twice, 5-factor at least 3 times.

I am stocked with canned seltzer and plums (my secret weapons). Shouldn't be too crazy this week if I don't let it get that way, so let's see if I can ditch another pound. ("Look! What's that? Oooh, I think it's a stick! Go check it out! Fetch!")

5 comments:

  1. That "slow down and enjoy it" component was a big hurdle for me, too, but I think I've made tremendous strides with it. Every once in a while, I'll motor through a meal, but these days I find myself slowing down more and really questioning why I'm eating as much as what I'm eating. When I rule out stress eating, entertainment eating and boredom eating, I find myself consuming much, much less.

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  2. The converse shoes go well with the costume! :-)

    Halloween is always a tough holiday. From what I have seen, people either really blow it, or they don't cheat a bit. As far as the candy goes, I didn't cheat a bit. I know if I ever let that happen, I would consume way too large amounts of that stuff in way too short of a time. Isn't that kind of sad? I have never learned the art of slowing down and enjoying it yet. I really, really need to work on that.

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  3. Neat costume and I love the converse. :)

    Sounds like you're doing great! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Hi, Larkspur! I'm enjoying your blog and am finding it both helpful and reassuring that I'm not alone. Thanks for visiting me. BTw...I love monster teeth.

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  5. Love the costume! And the shoes. :)

    Having tried on multiple occasions to lose 20 pounds, I'm impressed that you've come this far. It's no small accomplishment!

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