Well, after a weekend where I thought I may have indulged a bit too much on the Sauerkraut and Chicken—it wasn’t the meal—but I couldn’t stop picking at all day Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised.
Anyway, I got dressed in office attire that would lend itself well for a quick change at the end of the day. I wore a button down shirt so that I wouldn’t shift my wig when I gently put my weigh-in clothing on!
Who know that the Isla wig would end up being the greatest head of weigh-in hair ever? I was able to quickly change from this outfit into my cropped leggings and white tee. And I did bring flat shoes. I wasn’t going to weigh-in in a pair of heels!
Last night’s weigh-in had me at three pounds less! When I tell you I was surprised, I’m not kidding.
Back to the 140’s just barely. These next nine pounds will be THE challenge! But I was so happy!
I have no idea what this gray line is but I cannot get rid of it. I hate technology!But I thought about what I did that warranted a three-pounder of a loss over the week and it was simple.
I tracked what I ate every day. It is to the point where that tracking journal is with me all day and all night. The tracking journal is right up there with Saint Charles Borromeo, The Patron Saint of Dieting!
I swear–leave it to the Catholics to come up with a Patron Saint of Dieting. I wonder if he ate macaroni!!!! There’s a Patron Saint of everything!!! I”m getting me one of these medals!
Another thing I did—I thought. Trust me, I’m no deep thinker but I thought about what I ate. When I got so hungry that I swear I could eat the bag of the Tostitos. I’m talking the cellophane bag!! I don’t think there is any fat in the actual bag. I just diverted my attention to something else.
Yes. I THOUGHT! And I did have an apple last week but I like the unsweetened apple sauce better!
Water. I drank lots of water. I’m still drinking lots of water. I have bottles of lemon-flavored water hidden in my cubicle at work. And with that hidden water is a bag of those pre-peeled little carrots. I got the organic ones!
My big splurge at $1.99. I’ve been drinking this like crazy. And running to the bathroom like crazy!
There has been no dessert. I can’t have the baked goods in the house right now. I’m giving it a rest. It won’t be forever, I just feel the need to do without for the time being. I still have my bananas and unsweetened apple sauce!
No souffles or tarts for a while. Oh to be a cartoon character and eat everything and not gain an ounce!
My new candy is…………the artichoke. Wegmans had them on sale for four for a dollar last week. I loaded up. And when I went back this morning the artichokes were gone. No big deal because I splurged on a dozen baby ones for $2.50! Yum. Nature’s candy!
My new “candy”. The great thing about artichokes, both regular and baby is that it’s work to eat them. I’m sure eating artichokes counts as exercise!
I cooked up a batch tonight and they are now in the fridge so that I can snack on them. I already had one and now have heartburn.
Weekend aperitifs continue to be enjoyed with my extra point allotment. I have 28 extra weekly points and a daily allotment of 4 rollover points if I go under my daily points goal of 23. You can bet I’m eating under my daily points goal and saving those numbers for the weekend.
Funny story about this photo. It was the FIRST aperitif we enjoyed OUTSIDE in 2016 in April! Ain’t gonna happen this freezing year. But, I’m not giving this up!
It’s really about the portions and planning and just not eating the junk that I allowed myself all winter. A plate laden with Tortilla chips, melted cheese and topped with jalapeño peppers is still heaven to me. But heaven can wait!
Hey. I don’t need football season to want this. Take away the salsa (which happens to be the healthiest thing in this pic) and just give me the chips, cheese and peppers! But not yet!
But I have to tell you what happened after the meeting last night. Momcat, one of our Atypical60 friends, suggested a movie to me.
Her suggestion was based on the fact that I’m hooked on the Versailles series on Netflix. The movie is “A Little Chaos” and stars Kate Winslet as a “woman” gardener. This takes place back in the day of Louis Quatorze and we all know there were no women gardeners. The movie sounds great. Humor. A great cast. A period costume movie. And in France.
Better than Winslet is Alan Rickman (RIP) as Louis Quatorze and Stanley Tucci as Philippe duc d’Orleans
I was so excited to get home after the meeting that all I had for dinner was an egg salad sandwich (rye bread 2 points a slice. Egg salad, 6 points). I didn’t cook because I wanted to watch the movie.
So, I get my pajamas on, take my makeup off and my hair off and brush my teeth and get into bed and I’m pumped because we are going to watch “A Little Chaos”. We did the search thing and it didn’t come up.
In my PJ’s but not asleep because I’m gonna watch a movie–or am I?
Now I’m upset. Bonaparte is asking me if I’m sure the movie is on Netflix. He thinks I’m a bit looney when I say in a very loud voice “Momcat saw it on Netflix”. He didn’t even question it.
He saw that look before—most notably when my laptop turned me into a monster! He picked up the phone and called Netflix customer service. It seems that our Canadian and European friends who have Netflix have better choices than those of us do in the USA.
I will have to look for the movie in Blue Ray form! Just my luck!
Yeah. This is how I felt after NOT being able to watch the movie I REALLY wanted to see!
We watched an episode of Marseille instead. And we figured out how to watch it in French with English subtitles so all was not lost.
The good thing is that we have the undubbed version back!
And that was my weigh-in night!
I forgot to tell you. I’m also eating two-egg omelettes! Cooking them in a non-stick pan sprayed with a bit of Pam. Bonaparte is getting into it too!
Since I have nine more pounds to go, the rest of the loss will be more of a challenge. I won’t have another week like this one. But the meetings are the force that’ll drive me because it’s a great group of people and they are so nice. And Jackie, the leader is also great!
I’m going upstairs in a little while. Work has been crazy-busy. I swear from the time I sit at my desk till the time I leave, I’m busy. But it’s such a wonderful busy that I have to pinch myself!!
I leave you with a song from one of my favorite Beach Boys albums. Vegetables. The song is so great and has always made me happy. It’s inspiring for those zero point veggies!