Welp, this morning was my weekly weigh-in, and...I knew I wasn't going to do very well. I stayed at the same weight. And the reason why is:
But hey, at least I didn't go up in weight, right? Inch-wise, I still did really well. I lost 1/2 an inch in my neck, half an inch in my chest, half an inch in my waist, and half an inch in my thighs. Just in one week.
My grand total stats - I've lost a total of...
1/2 inch in my neck
2 inches in my chest
2 inches in my waist
1/2 inch in my hips
2 inches in my thighs
Can we say no more chafing???
Though I was naughty and had some pumpkin chocolate chip bread in the last couple of days, I really was good in my meal planning and cooking this week. I've started looking up 500-calorie meals online to cook for Ben and I. The kids won't eat things like quinoa or salad with goat cheese dressing, so we've been giving them corn dogs, bean burritos, mac and cheese, etc. And I know that we should be forcing them to eat like we do, but...I just cannot stand making something and having it go to waste. So expensive. And they refuse to eat, and then they're starving the rest of the night and begging for snacks, and I don't feel like fighting that battle with them right now. So for now, they get that other stuff (but I do add lots of fresh fruits, veggies, yogurt, applesauce, and string cheese on the side - that makes me feel a teeny bit better).
And by the way, eating healthier isn't more expensive. I thought it would be. I was pleasantly surprised when I went shopping on Saturday. I think it was a little cheaper than usual because there was so much produce in my cart! Haha!
The site I've been going to for low-cal dinners is here. It really is a whole new world. Sunday was my first time ever making quinoa. I've decided that it's not that good by itself. I'm going to have to add stuff to it next time. I made a low-cal chili that was pretty good. We're making gnocchi tomorrow night - another first. And we're having a southwestern-type pizza with whole wheat crust, barbecue sauce, beans, corns, and fresh peppers later this week.
It's a really different way of eating than I'm used to, and it's been hard to let all the carbs go, but I really want to change my eating habits for the better, for the long run. Once I reach my goal weight, I'll be darned if I let it pile up again. I need to accept the fact that I'm not the kind of person who can eat whatever I want and not gain weight. I have thyroid disease, which means my metabolism is shot. This is my reality, and I need to learn to eat within this reality if I want to reach and keep my emotional goal - not to cringe when I see pictures of myself.
So bring it on, goat cheese dressing.