Happy Hump Day all! Today was not a fun work day, however, I think I had a major brain break though tonight at my Weight Watcher meeting. NOTE: If you want to just read about my day and food, then, scroll down straight to the red stars *********.
I lost .8 lbs this week bringing me down a total of 5.6 lbs since I started back on my mission to lose the weight I gained last year. The receptionist really wanted to me to celebrate my success and give me a 5 lb gold star. Normally I LOVE getting stars and all that but I told her I felt guilty and lame since it was for weight I had already originally lost. She was like, you know, none of that matters. You motivate everyone when you share, no matter how big or small your losses are….you are the only one who knows “the bad” in your head, nobody else knows you are losing weight you’ve gained….they just know you lost. How can you argue with that? I gave in and celebrated away my shame.
So, why is this significant to me? Well I think for me this symbolizes a turning point where I can let go of the past….I can let go of the fact that I have been carrying guilt and feeling a bit like a fraud for not 100% maintaining my loss. Sure, I kept it off for 4 years, but, last year was the first year I let anything come back. I am not perfect and every day is a challenge. But, the most important thing is that I can use my past success to help me do it all over again. It’s like a huge burden has been lifted. I feel like, now, here I am with a fresh start on a new journey with a new goal….I can be proud I’ve lost 5.6 lbs and I am moving towards my goal. I can’t change the past but I can change every step I take in the future ~ embrace it, own it, be it! I can prove to you all that I can and will do it again ~ there is nothing to feel ashamed of….I am me, 100% perfectly imperfect and I am making the most of what I’ve got with every challenge life throws my way…isn’t that all we can really do?
My meeting tonight was awesome ~ I felt so empowered leaving and motivated. I’d be completely lost without my support system ~ I LOVE YOU ALL ~ The Husband as my biggest fan, my family, my leader & meeting, it’s members, and all of you! Thanks for listening to my rant….I really wanted to share it with you all since I don’t always share all the thoughts and voices that are in my head 😀
Here are a few of my FAVORITE quotes that they had at our meeting today that really rang true with me.
What you think about you, you bring about! (this may be my new motto)
Perfectionists become life’s biggest procrastinators because they can never get everything lined up perfectly. (OMG ~ total realization – so true!)
“This time, I will not be defeated by every little hiccup. This time I am an active participant in my change. My haiku expresses these feelings : Each day begins with new strength, resolve and spirit. I LOVE each NEW DAY!” (This was a member quote)
Have you all ever had a turning point like this and who is your biggest supporter?
As a side note, I was super bummed that they moved the Biggest Loser to 9-11 pm. I passed out while they were weighing in despite my best efforts to stay away by sitting up, doing jumping jacks…then sitting down and falling asleep. I was OK with the brown guy going home, but, I am so rooting for the RED to go. I think my favorite new person is the PURPLE girl – I LOVED her encouraging everyone to run for 5 minutes without stopping.
This morning something crazy happened ~ nothing sounded good to eat at all?! I am a TOTAL breakfast person so that was weird.
I ended up ordering a grande DIRTY LATTE with a small banana ~ LOVE starting my day off like that ;) A dirty latte is FF Decaf Latte with 2 pumps of mocha for only 3 pts….you get all the chocolate flavor but save a point.
I actually started to get hungry about an hour after breakfast ~ go figure. So I snacked on some cashews and a lf colby cheese for 3 pts. Nuts and cheese always do the trick at taking my hunger pains away.
I had all good intentions of eating my Layered Up Turkey Meatloaf sandwich today for lunch, but, I really NEEDED to get out and get away from work today. After pacing and venting to The Husband about my day, he suggested we meet for lunch at his FAVORITE Steak Sandwich Place MS Tasty Burger.
I got my usual by asking them to cooked up any veggies they had in the back ~ AMAZING!!!!! Cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, pepper, soy sauce = LOVE!
Plus grilled teriyaki chicken bites that I didn’t share today (snort, snort!)
Total 8 point COMFORT FOOD lunch that surprisingly made me feel better without feeling worse since it was healthy. AWESOME!
Since I was helping one of my FAVORITE new Weight Watcher friends plan out her action plan for a Mexican food place today, I had to celebrate tonight with some of my FAVORITE TACOS!!!!
2 Crunchy Chicken Tacos from Vasquez Deli x’s two for 8 points. I order them HOT with extra salsa poured over the chicken. (So good Mom ~ I would’ve shared if you were here :))
SPRINGPAD FUN ~ Check out these Ultimate Super Bowl Recipes and see who is featured under the MAIN COURSES!!! :D I am SpringIt Famous ~ SO FUN!!! LOL….I am so drooling over everyone’s recipes though…..I NEED to host a party now so I can try them all or maybe have a party where everyone has to make one dish and bring it to try ~ now, that’s what I am talkin’ about!
I will be posting the Crock Pot Kung Pao Chicken Recipe for you all tomorrow. However, I think I am MOST excited about what is going into the Crockpot tomorrow morning….ready for this????
BBQ Brisket on toasty buns that are topped with healthy slaw with a side of butternut squash fries….You know I am totally dreaming about this tonight and all day tomorrow 😀
NIGHT ALL….Just two days til the weekend and it cannot come fast enough!