Saturday, January 19, 2008

3.4 pounds!

That's how much weight I lost this week. It isn't a heck of a lot, but considering that I gained about five pounds over Christmas, that's great. Maybe something that is bringing me down a bit is the fact that my friend who started WW last week lost over 5 pounds. I know when you start a new diet, you lose faster, but at the same time, I am a bit green over her numbers.

It doesn't help that I met a friend for wings yesterday. This was something that the X and I used to do all the time: wings and beer. It had been about six months since I've done this, just before X and I split. I ordered eight wings and a small order of onion rings and a coke. I really should have went with a diet Coke, but I wasn't thinking. Actually, I was. I thought to myself, f this. I haven't had wings in FOREVER. I really really want them. And you know what? They were great. I ate about five of my eight wings, the onion rings, and about half of my coke. Sometimes you do need to splurge. But I can't help looking at that 3.4 pound weight loss and wondering if it could have been higher had I not eaten crazy yesterday.

Yesterday, I did the Biggest Loser Vol. 1 boot camp workout... oh geez! It was a complete butt kicker. My arms are still sore from all the work that I did. However, it was a great workout, and it seemed like it was over before it even began (except for when we were holding the weights out to the side! I'm really loving this Biggest Loser workout DVD. I think Bob is a great motivator, and what I like most is the fact that the contestants who have lost weight still look like NORMAL people... not the super skinny models that are used on usual workout DVDs.


Lauren said...

3.4 is not shabby. Remember 2 is normal. You are doing great. And try not to beat yourself up over the wings and coke. This is a way of life. Splurging every once in a while will help you from eating an entire chocolate cake (I have done that on a "diet")

Jodi said...

She's right . . . 2 pounds is a healthy amount to lose each week that will stay off in the long run. People who lose more than that weekly end up packing it on just as quickly when they go off their diet plan. You are aiming to change bad eating choices for the long run. Stop beating yourself up over the wings . . . you were taking in protein. We need to find a better choice than onion rings . . . I'll work on that one. Just that wings and salad doesn't quite fit the bill. We'll figure something out. And we aren't going to do wings every week either.