Tuesday, March 24, 2009

face the music

thank you bi0nic - your tip of taking it one day at a time is really speaking to me.


i weighed in yesterday. it wasn't good. it wasn't that bad either. i've got ten pounds to lose. GROAN. i don't know. i'm kind of on the fence with my feelings. on one hand, i can't believe i gained ten pounds. i should slap my own face! on the other hand, i am staying positive about it. and this may seem weird to many of you, but losing weight is sort of fun for me. now don't get me wrong, maintenance is probably more fun, but i get a real thrill from working out and eating right and watching the scale drop knowing i deserve it.

there you have it. yesterday (even though i am posting in advance and it is yesterday still) was a great day. now i really can't mess it up! i stayed within my points and went swimming even though i felt tired. i swam for 35 minutes and then called it a day. i only had 3 points left for dinner but i stuck it out: a slice of rye toast, 2/3 cup of fat free cottage cheese and 3/4 cup of unsweetened frozen blueberries. i noticed that i only had one dairy serving today - that's why i chose da cheeze. yes, i said "da cheeze" ... it's my blog, you can't stop me!

in other news, my new job is great so far, i'm learning a lot and have a new macbook to work on and bring home every night. i haven't used it at home yet though... my pc is just so convenient! my apartment is an absolute mess ... must do something about that soon. i am still getting adjusted to being up and out of the house so early (by 7:15!) so i'm cutting myself some slack. ah, today at work the secretary brought me a card, sent in the mail. how weird... i mean, who even knows my work address, let alone that i work there. it was a card from my bf telling me how proud he is of me. aw shucks, i know! the outside of the card is really funny. it's got two lady eggs walking down the street. they spot a multicoloured egg and the one egg says, "check out the dye job on her..." and then the other one says, "tramp." hehehe, funny.


Bi0nicw0man said...

Glad that motto is working for you....it didn't really work for me yesterday. gah. so see I have a second motto of "today is a new day."

Your BF is so cute. Love that he sent you a card at work!

Randi said...

I know what you mean about losing weight being fun. I do like the having a goal and working toward it and making progress every week (as long as things are working.) I wouldn't worry about the scale and the 10 lbs. I'd just work on it until your clothes fit and you like what you see in the mirror.

Sarah said...

That sucks about the weigh in, BUT you sounds really determined and optimistic. You'll have it under control in no time!

And that is so awesome about the card... SO cute :)

P.O.M. said...

Ah, now I'm afraid to step on the scale.

Movin' on... right?
You'll be back where you want to be in no time.

Erin said...

I know how you feel! I have 10 pounds to lose, and I am not quite sure how I let them creep up on me. Good for you for sticking with the 3 pts for dinner - I am not sure if I would have done it!

Jen said...

I love this line:
"i get a real thrill from working out and eating right and watching the scale drop knowing i deserve it."
SO True!!!!

That is super sweet of your BF!!! What a great start!!!

That is an EARLY rise!!! I love that I only bring my lunch to work (at my old job we just packed the cupboards since there was 2 of us)...and even though I am downtown, there isn't really anywhere i can "run for a quick snack"...so that is good!!!

You did awesome yesterday!

Fatinah said...

your post today gave me hope. you rock. i'm so where you are...and you just had a good day. somehow reading that makes me feel like I can too. thanks.

i love that you got a card at work from your honey. that is so...romantic and intimate...bet that ends up working up an activity point or two!!! ;-)

fittingbackin said...

awww that was so super sweet of our BF! I'm finding maintenance borning... I felt much more motivating when losing... I agree with Sarah - you have a great attitude and are going to lose what you want in no time.

Amanda said...

Ok, just spent 10min trying to figure out how to e-mail you instead of commenting but it isn't going to work. I blame the 2.5 glasses of wine.

Glad that you're feeling positive about the weight thing. I totally understand where you're coming from. Now that I'm pretty much in maintenance, it is so much harder. I much prefer having to work at losing. I get losing. I don't get maintaining. (I type this as I'm eating cookies... and listening to Wham!, which is irrelevant, but awesome.)

As for the Yoga Jeans - Yep, Shopgirls. They're getting a new shipment in on Thursday so run! They tend to sell out quickly. Admire some of the art on the walls while you're there - one of my closest friends, Tennille, sells there (and works there part time).