Monday, July 09, 2007

Lately I haven't been totally focused on losing weight.
I still have a goal in mind. But, it's summer. And, it's harder to go to the gym. Matt wants to play outside, we've gone on a mini-vacation, we've been gardening, we've been celebrating birthdays and holidays.
The bottom line is, I've been having too much fun to be completely focused on my eating and exercising habits.
Add to this the fact that I had a tooth pulled (don't worry - no more pictures) which has limited how much I want to eat, what I can eat, and the ability to use a straw ... and you have some very bizarre food combinations going on.
When we went to Buffalo I had every intention of stuffing myself at Cheesecake Factory, and enjoying some fine American cuisine. I did, but I wasn't that hungry. I actually whined to Mike that it was unfair that I was at my new favourite restaurant and all I wanted was soup!!!
So today I decided to weigh myself.
I knew that I've been eating poorly. I told myself as I stepped on the scale that it was totally fine whatever number came up because I would just focus back on eating healthy and lose the "vacation weight".
I almost had a heart attack when I saw the number.
It was significantly less than when I weighed myself last week.
I stepped off, let the scale go blank, and then stepped back on (it's digital).
Same number.
Then I had my shower. And got back on. Soaking wet, with a towel I was still 5 pounds lighter than last Monday.
This morning I weighed myself 7 times. I'm convinced it's not a fluke, and that I actually have lost weight. I don't get it. But I like it.
And, it's kicked me back into healthy eating because I figure I may as well see if I can lose more weight while my body is on a role!!!


LoriD said...

5lbs in one week?! I'm totally going on the tooth extraction diet!

Haley-O said...

That's AWESOME, LD!! I always thought it best not to focus so much on the weight, etc.. When you don't focus on it, you end up eating less overall, and you lose weight! woohoo! And, definitely, losing weight is a GREAT motivator for losing MORE weight!

JeniBeans said...

Isn't that odd how things like that happen?

Good job, either way! LOL

p.s. I love your blog template. =)

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

You go girl!!! Wahoo!!!!

petite gourmand said...

good for you!
I think summer activities like walking, swimming, less t.v watching, and staying busy helps to burn the calories.

For me the big temptations are ice cream and beer.
maybe I should get a tooth removed and switch to soup..;)