Since I am the dreaded daily weigher I knew I would be up this week. Okay, I actually knew from my lack of exercise and bad eating. I was somewhat prepared for an unpleasant result. To be honest I am mostly okay with the gain. It has been a tough couple of weeks physically/emotionally and at some point I gave myself permission to not track my food.
The important thing is to realize that that time is now over. I am back to tracking and am semi-confident that these two pounds will not be staying around for long.
This little break in focus may cost me a couple of my goals. It seems a little less realistic for me to lose half a puppy before our anniversary, but I am going to give it my best shot. I have an appointment with my neurologist on Oct. 2. It will be six months since my last appointment and I am hoping she won't recognize me :) I am sure she will, but she might wonder if I traded in my husband.
I feel like I shouldn't make specific weight loss goals for specific periods of time. No matter how "good" I am, it just doesn't seem possible to predict how my body will respond. Is it worth the risk of discouragement if I don't make it? I will say, this time I feel like I have been able to bounce back from discouragement much more quickly than any time before when I have tried to lose weight.
I am eager to get past this whole 25-30 pound loss range. For seem reason, in every weight loss attempt I have made, I manage to lose about 25-30 pounds and then for some reason I fall off. I don't know why that happens. Although, I don't think that is going to happen this time, it is always in the back of my mind. What if I don't lose any more then gain back what I did lost? This time is very different though because my husband and I are in it together. And I have pulled all of you into my adventure too :)
On a lighter note, we have a new favorite food. Actually, it is a re-do of a favorite food - hot wings. We have been chicken breast eating fools and I am always on the lookout for a way to make it interesting and calorie friendly. I cut some chicken breasts into chunks and sear it in the frying pan. I like to brown it and get a few crispy bits on it. Then I add a couple tablespoons of hot wing sauce and cook it a bit longer to set the sauce into the chicken.
My husband has been loving it for his snacks. He is always looking for ways to get more bang for his calories. This delivers flavor and good lean protein.
Today for lunch I had some "wing chicken" in a corn tortilla with avocado. It was very tasty. I did think it would be good with a little ranch dressing to give it a cooling tang, but I didn't have any at work.
On a somewhat unrelated subject...I need advice. We are having a Millie situation. She doesn't seem to be getting over her puppy chewing habits. In fact, I think it might be getting worse. I know she knows better, but can't seem to stop herself. I am beginning to worry that she is never going to get through this stage and everything I own will be chewed. If anyone has any advice that could help preserve my sanity and keep Miss Millie out of the pound, she would like you to share with me. Of course, she knows she is in no danger of being a pound puppy, but seriously, I am becoming increasingly frustrated.