One of the hardest things about getting back on track besides walking thru my surgeon's office door was getting the on the scale and seeing how much weight I had gained. I hadn't stepped on a scale in probably over a year. When my scale broke, I never replaced it. HUGE mistake!
When I first had surgery I got on the scale at least 3 times a day. That was a little extreme and I finally stopped that and would just weigh myself every morning. That was one of the many ways I would keep myself in check. Once again, another thing I just let go in the long list of many in my journey.
After getting on the scale at the surgeon's office and seeing that number I realized I needed a new scale and pronto! So, today while I was in Des Moines, I stopped by Bed, Bath and Beyond with my trusty 20% off coupon and decided to pick one out. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on it because I'm holding out for a Fitbit Aria Scale, but found this scale for $19.99. With my 20% off coupon, it was $16. I love their coupons and I like a good deal, so it came home with me.
|The New Addition To My #nomoreregain Journey|
After I got home, I couldn't wait to hop on the scale and to see how much I weighed. Crazy, right?! It's amazing how something so small can make or break your day, but...my hard work over the last 10 days has paid off. I'VE LOST 7 POUNDS!!!! In 10 days!!!! I can't believe it! It's not a lot, but it's better than nothing!!!! That 7 pounds is the motivation I needed to keep going.
|That's a lot of butter!!!!|
It's been a rough weekend for my diet. Beers on Friday, a birthday celebration last night with eating out and wrapping up the birthday celebration today. But I think I did okay. Last night we ate dinner at an upscale diner that had comfort food. Things like mac and cheese with bacon, chicken pot pie, a grilled cheese sandwich with short ribs. Name it, the comfort food was on the menu. I picked the meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. It was fabulous! I ate 1 1/2 slices of the meatloaf, a couple bites of the mashed potatoes and a couple of green beans and I was done and stuffed. I don't even know where to begin to calculate the calories, but look how amazing this was!
|The plating was beautiful!|
So, now you're all caught up on my weekend, my new purchase and my weight loss. I weigh in on Wednesday at my surgeon's office and am hoping that maybe I can hit that 10 pound loss by then. I'm going to have to push extra hard, but if I don't make it, I'm not going to get down on myself, 7 pounds is still pretty good! I am proof that if you've gotten off track, you can get back on the wagon and if I can do it, so can you! We can do this! Team #nomoreregain...we've got this!
Until next time!