Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lying Liars that Lie

Starting Weight: 166

Week 1 Weight: 162

Week 2 Weight: 159.75

Week 3 Weight: 158

Week 4 Weight: 156*

Week 5 Weight: 156

Week 6 Weight: 157

Week 7 Weight: 156.

YEAH BABY!!! Take THAT you stupid scale.

Ahem. I might be the tiniest bit overwrought...

In case you missed the unholy fit I threw yesterday, I sneaked an early peek at the scale and that lying jerk gave me a 159. What the...??? Fortunately, when I got on the scale this morning (after drinking massive coffee and water to counteract any water retention that might have been mucking about with me), it said 156.

Now I'd have preferred a 155. But perhaps that's for next Thursday.

It's good to have goals.


In other news, I totally broke with a lifetime habit and ordered a salad at McDonald's.

No lie. In all my days I have never once eaten a McDonald's salad, and I believe it's safe to say that in the past twenty years I haven't had anything but a burger from there... and usually it was a quarter pounder. Possibly a double quarter pounder.

Crap, I'm making myself hungry.

But anyway, I went out to dinner tonight with the boys, my folks, and my nephew (age 3). The Elder had his turn to pick, so he went with Mickey Dee's. I'd usually have gotten a Happy Meal considering I'm in full-on caloric meltdown, but I already had Subway for lunch and knew that would put me over the top of my range, so I hit the internet and scouted out the salads.

I ended up with the grilled chicken bacon ranch salad (260 calories) with the creamy southwestern dressing (100 calories). Not too shabby. It was even relatively tasty. Now I'm sure the sodium in that sucker is going to kick my ass, but it's better than the burger, which I might as well have just duct taped to it.

Perspective. It's a good thing.


Jenn said...

Yeah! I told you it was water!!!
Uh....salads at McDonald's...I did that once, never again (I won't go into the gory details). But hey, definitely better than the burgers!

Amanda said...

Thanks Jenn! And yes you were right on the water weight LOL.

Yeah, I seem to remember something scary about a McDonald's salad and you, but my brain has mercifully blocked the details ;) It was either that or a burger or not eat with the family... I guess I could have had the fruit and yogurt parfait as a snack and eaten dinner at home? But eh... out of a sea of lousy choices, I think I did the best that I could :)

Choreboy said...

Salt cancels out calories.

You would have been safe eating two large fries:)

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

Duct Tape to your ass! HAHAHA!

I'm totally stealing that at some point.

Congrats on 10 LBS!!

Oh, my word verification is pries...that's PIES with an R.


Choreboy said...

Or Fries with an F instead of the P:)

Seth said...

ha! not a fan of mcd's salads but hey - maybe they are for you!

weigh to beat that scale!

Amanda said...

I had a salad at McDs for the first time ever last week! It was good for the pinch I was in, but not good enough to repeat in a normal situation.