Basically, I'm planning a deviation from my pattern of losing weight for my next two weigh-ins, April 1st and April 8th. Instead, my goal is to remain at last week's weigh-in weight of 156 by April 8th. And okay, I'd prefer to be there on April 1st as well.
The reasons for this move are legion:
- We've had relatives in town (see details on the Cakestravaganza).
- My Oh-Kill-Me-Now fortieth birthday is this coming Friday, April 2nd.
- Easter is Sunday, and with that comes a) the brunch buffet, and b) the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.
Or am I being realistic? Do I just know myself well enough to realize that I will feel horribly deprived if I don't give myself these special days (hello, only turning forty ONCE thank God)? Does the fact that I'm tracking every calorie, including the 800 I consumed yesterday due to my poor choice to sit right by the chips, dip, crackers, and cheese show my commitment to accountability and my continuing dedication to maintaining this loss?
Eh, I don't know. But I prefer to think it's the latter, and the fact that I'm watching what I eat both on these "special" days and off tells me that's the case.
The proof will be in the pudding. Or the weigh-in, rather. Using a food metaphor in that situation was unfortunate.