Thursday, November 5, 2009

Weigh In

The thing that works for me, when it comes to weight loss is Weight Watchers, but not the points program. I hate counting points. I use the newly named simply filling technique, formerly core in which I eat from a specific list of foods, and only until I am satisfied. As an emotional eater, I have found this type of control to be very powerful, and I love the fact that I am encouraged to listen to my body, to really concentrate on the type and amount of food I need. I think that this type of program will help me to succeed in the long run.

But back to the titular event of this post. I usually weigh in on Saturdays, but the family and I were in Minneapolis for four days and I didn't bother to find a meeting out there. The results of my extra long weekend away was to be up .6 of a pound. This is not a disaster! In fact, I am surprised it is so low, considering I spent four days eating like this:

Not my finest moment, I'll admit. Neither were the burgers and cheese curds, but I have found that it's better for my psyche to not dwell on it, take a deep breath and get my ass on the elliptical. Which is what I will do.....tomorrow. In the meantime, here are my goals for the next week and a half.

  1. Do something active every day
  2. Make sure most of the liquid I consume is water
  3. Purge all that extra sodium from my poor body

These may seem pretty simple (lame) to some of you, but if you check out the chick eating the pizza, she's not going to be running a half marathon anytime soon. I'm not ruling it out, but these things take time.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Cara! Slow and steady wins the race - an oldie, but certain. I went to my gym for the 1st time in a month yesterday - I just pretended it was the next day since last week. All is well. I look forward to supporting you on your trip ...
Auntie Paula

Anonymous said...

Hey there,

I am so happy to hear that you are making a space for yourself! Self-care is so important (and I have had at least 3 separate healthcare professionals tell me this) and I am sure that this blog will be as interesting and cool as the one that will not be discussed!

Thank you for inviting us to share this journey too!


Jacqueline (the younger)

Meghan said...

Great Cara! Frankly, while I was stuffing my face on cake and bread, you had the self-control and vision to not! As I said you are looking great and I will be following you through your journey.