Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 8, Round 3- Peanut butter

weigh in: 147.4 pounds
loss of: 0.2 pounds
total loss of: 7.8 pounds

I told you weight loss would inevitably come to a screeching halt. Don't worry we are just at a stop light and the light will turn green soon and I will hit the gas. :) Cheesy, again! :)

I feel great this morning, regardless! I feel like I did a really great thing yesterday. I talked with one of my comrades, Hormonally Changed Gal (Thank you, thank you!) about how I was having an urge for peanut butter. I took her advice to plan a cheat and do it mindfully. I ate a tablespoon of peanut butter, deliciously slow and consciously. I ate it and moved on. I felt in control and when that is the feeling- then a 0.2 loss does not bother me. I felt like I needed to do what I could to not guilt myself, punish myself or deny myself. I am in this for the long haul and so I can't go full fledged into self sabotage. I think it did the trick, because of how I feel this morning. Ready again to stay true to protocol!

So, don't feel like you are a failure if you have cravings. If you can thwart those without giving in that is wonderful, if you can't fully squash those yearnings do it in a way that does not defeat you, but rather helps you. Thank you again for the support!


  1. Good for you! You are in control. Absolutely inspiring.

  2. So funny < I felt horrible because I did so well all day and then in the evening I went in the kitchen and my boys left the peanut butter and jelly out. I cheated, But I was surprised to still see a lost! Never give up!

  3. Thanks- helderheid! I feel pretty good about myself today, because I didn't get down and out about it and it wasn't a failure!

    Omar's mom- that is so funny! Darn, peanut butter! Congrats on the loss, regardless!

  4. Is .2 pounds lost a "screeching halt?" I don't think so, especially with only 20 something pounds to go!

    Keep on keeping on, lady. You'll soon be at your goal!

  5. o.2lbs lost is still 0.2lbs lost! Whether you had peanut butter or not, that's still good. I think you did the right thing by just tasting what you were craving, and then moving on. That way, you get the craving out of your system, and you can get back to the protocol. Good job!

  6. i'd do it if i knew i'd stop at 1 bite! ;) good for you!
    julie :