Thursday, March 04, 2010

Weigh-In Day

You know, this is the first time I've had an official weigh-in day since 2006, back when I was first on my push to lose weight after the Elder, then seven, announced to the entire shopping community of Publix "Mommy, you weigh 200!!"

He's never been a quiet child.

But I think this is a good thing, having a day when I'm definitely accountable for what I've eaten. Since that big weight loss push I've been weighing in when I felt like it. Sometimes that was daily, other times it was every 3-4 weeks or so. Weekly, though... yeah. That works.

So I hopped on the scale this morning, after saintly behavior last Thursday and Friday, the Attack of the Samoas and Reese's Eggs on Saturday and Sunday, then more saintliness on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. So, five out of seven days I was good.

And I was rewarded. The scale dropped to 162. YES!!! Normally I wouldn't have a four pound loss in one week, but that 166 was also affected by my lack of hydration coupled with recovery from "that special time" when the bloat-fest is well and truly upon me. So I'll take that 162, for sure.

This week the goal is to be good 7 days out of 7. Weekdays it isn't so much of an issue, but the weekends kick my butt. Fortunately, Hungry Girl announced on her Twitter feed that Publix was having buy-one-get-one-free Vita Tops starting today, so guess where I'll be stocking up after I leave work?

All that said, I just found this recipe for St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. And the Smitten Kitchen blog itself.

I'm just grateful I don't own a stand mixer, because if I did? My weekend would be shot.


Jenn said...

Great job, Amanda!!! I've noticed a change in my weight just by getting my 8 glasses of water in each day - crazy.
Vitatops are my saviors, I tell ya. When I'm craving chocolate, one of the deep chocolate tops toasted for a bit hits the spot.
Here's to a great week!!!

Amanda said...

Jenn, I know!! That water thing is insane, isn't it?

And you aren't kidding on the deep chocolate Vita Tops. I have to fight my kids off of those. I might let them have a box of their own since they're buy-one-get-one-free down at my local grocery this week, but then again I'm worried about starting a precedent.

And goodness knows, we can't have that. Ah, the parenting lessons I learned from my father! LOL

Mauigirl said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! I had hoped when I retired I'd lose weight automatically from not sitting at a desk all day and from not eating a major lunch anymore. Unfortunately with my mom in the hospital I succumbed to buying lunch in the cafeteria there so the no-lunch thing only just started this week when she finally got out of the hospital and is in rehab at the nursing home, which thankfully for me does not have a cafeteria!