You read that right: Seven-Point-Eight pounds. I'm 7.8 pounds LESS than I was last Saturday.
That’s how much the scale was down when I weighed in this a.m. I about freaked out. I know I have a lot to lose, and that most of that is water, and that having a migraine Sunday night and puking my guts out all through the night and not being able to eat all day Monday has something to do with it, BUT STILL!!!!
It’s the motivation I needed to keep up with Weight Watchers. Because I have to. And I wasn’t going to look at the number today, wasn’t ready yet, but the lady said something that had me curious so I looked.
And, it’s still higher than I thought it would have been when I weighed in last week.
I am keeping up with it.
And for those of you skeptics out there. Let me tell you what I ate this week. I had chocolate, peanut butter and jelly, Fritos, a Happy meal hamburger AND French fries, and frozen yogurt (TWICE, with SPRINKLES!) I had chips and salsa with avocado and sour cream, tortillas, tomato soup, grilled cheese, a baked potato with low-fat broccoli and cheddar sauce (which is what I barfed up Sunday night, along with asparagus – might be a while till I eat those foods again.) I ate bread with butter, MOVIE popcorn (loads of it!), cake bites, pasta/bean salad, watermelon, grapes, SUBWAY 6-inch turkey sandwich.
Aren’t all those things SOOOOO good to eat? I ate, I wasn’t hungry, and I lost weight. I am so happy now. What a difference a slap in the face and a week makes.
So, here’s what else. I cannot for the life of me – Oh no, I take that back – I remember now. This guy, Bill Stubbs, who is on a PBS show said in an interview something really that struck me. About how you can go through life either being the guest or the host. You can sit back and watch everything going on, and wait for someone to come to your rescue, as the guest. OR, you can choose to be the host, and make everyone feel comfortable, fill their cups (which, are already HALF-FULL, mind you!), and make sure everyone is well and good and happy. I want to be the host. Maybe that’s why I chit-chat with anyone who will listen, why I talk to people on the elevator (because awkward convo is much better than dead silence when you’re two feet away from a stranger). Maybe this is why when I ride my bike, I say hello to every single person I pass, or I thank them for moving out of my way, and I explain to them that I’m new at this bike riding stuff. And I smile. A little smile and a hello can go a long way to someone. And a “have a nice day” never, ever sucks.
I have told Ajers time and time again that he should never ignore anyone, even if he doesn’t like that person (and in 6th grade, some kids don’t like others, it’s just natural.) He says, “Why should I say hello to someone who doesn’t even talk to me?” Because it’s the nice thing to do; it’s the kind thing to do, and it comes back full circle, good karma man, good karma.
And can you tell I just downed a non-fat sugar-free vanilla iced latte? I think the caffeine hit and I’m just typing away like a fiend. It’s either that or the fact that the words are just coming out of my brain into my fingertips faster than I can think.
And I went to yoga this morning, which just seeing Toni, my instructor sent a wave of relief through me. It was just what I needed. She said some very interesting things today that brought some great visuals to my mind:
“Let the sand settle and clear your waters.”
That’s what I’m trying to do here. I need to clear my waters: my body, my mind, my soul, my outlook on life. I need some calm waters in my life.
And phew. I think I’m done. Thanks for listening. These words came out faster than I could type them. And now, in staying with the theme of taking care of myself and feeling good about myself, I am treating myself to a movie today and going to see The Ugly Truth. And yes, I will have movie popcorn!
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