Hi lfwfv, skssamboots, and debbie, and thanks for stopping by! You guys are more faithful to my journal that I've been, lately!
But I'm in audit prep mode at work--2 weeks until I have to have the info to the auditors, and have the financials ready, and 3 weeks until the field work, and it takes 9 - 10 hours of intense concentration every day. In a workplace of 28 people, that takes a LOT of concentration, which is exhausting. So I have almost no spare time right now--if DH was out of town I'd be at work today, no mistake!
Well, at the MWL weigh-in yesterday, I had lost .2 pounds, and I've been trying to figure out, since I've been on-plan for two weeks (well, 12 days), why I am stuck. I am going to try a week of very plain food. Maybe it's salt, who knows, but I just feel like my body needs some clearing out. So I'm eliminating my dressing for my salads, and I'm going to have very plain food for a few weeks. Yesterday I ate a SNAP that had very little sauce stuff added to it, plain brown rice, fresh tomatoes, snap peas and carrots, and an apple for lunch, and for dinner I had several boiled red potatoes and nuked Normandy frozen veggies (broc-caul-carrot), with 1 teaspoon Dijon and 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish. It felt good!
AND, most important of all, I resisted the urge to get "a little something" when DH went to do the same. He gets me every time, and even tho it's plan food, if I don't need any more, I shouldn't go get some, just for noms!
So this morning I was 172.8. Now, I always weigh less when I get up later, but I'm just sayin'. !!!!!!!!!!
Still can't remember when I weighed this little before. Now it's becoming a bit of an obsession--has it been 1977? I can't remember what my weight was in the summer of 1988 when I was on Weight Watchers, but I'm pretty confident it was in the 160s. I think when we went to New Orleans in March of that year I weighed 187.
I am starting to obsess about clothes. I'm discontented wiht everything I've got--it is all slightly too big. I have no good idea where to get them, now that I'm not queen size. I love the fit of my Lane Bryant jeans and trousers, and my Cacique bras and panties, and their smallest sizes are too big. Where do I go? I'm not used to buying clothes in stores, and I haven't gone anywhere but Old Navy, which has a very limited selection, no sleepwear or underwear to speak of. I haven't had time yet to spend on the long slog of trying on a million things. Also, I do NOT need summer clothes, and that's all they have out right now. I want sweaters and turtlenecks! And cute jeans and better-fitting bras. The biggest hurdle, of course, is that I am in the middle of this decline, and can't afford to be buying clothes all the way down another 50 pounds! I want to look good when I go down to Corvallis, but maybe what I should do is wait until I get there, and then spend a day at the outlet mall....Ooh, good idea, if slightly off the point of the trip...
5'3" tall, 63 YO. Started Jan. 11, 2010.
Thank you, Dr. McD!
Maintenance and Vigilance - Norm