Slow But Steady

Well, it appears my scale did not fake me out this am.  I am down one more pound.  I did got on and off the scale several times, as I did the other day.  Then I went to get my camera, got back on the scale, and the one pound loss held.

I have to admit, I have become kind of obsessed again with what the scale says.  I know that I shouldn’t and that “numbers do not really matter,” but I cannot seem to help myself sometimes.

Fortunately, I’m not weighing myself every single day, just 2-3 times a week, but seriously, I need to back off the scale a little bit.

Anyway, here is the pic of today’s weight:


This is also kind of a momentous number.  I have crossed a new threshold.  I have less than 50 pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight, 49 pounds to go!  I can hardly believe that.

I was so good last night.  I went to my weekly writer’s group and a couple of us went out afterwards.  Now, I did have a small supper before I went to the writer’s group, but I still could have eaten up to 262 more calories.

I wasn’t hungry, I wanted chicken wings.  And I did recognize the difference and therefore did not order them. Wings are one of my favorite food groups.  OMG, it’s bad.  Now, had I ordered them, I probably could only have eaten one or two wings, maximum.  I then would have 8 wings to bring to lunch today.  Still, more wings than I can eat in one sitting, but I love wings, so it’s not a problem.  They would have gotten eaten eventually.

I did not order the wings.  I drank my water and saved my calories.  I did allow myself a teeny treat before going to bed.  I had one small square of really dark chocolate and 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter.  Something sweet and tasty, very low in sugar (2 grams) and a smidge of protein.

Speaking of peanut butter, wow, I really love this stuff.  I haven’t had peanut butter for years in part because I had developed an allergy to peanuts.  Since the surgery and massive weight loss, my allergies have abated quite a bit.  I decided to give peanut butter a try again.  I went to Trader Joe’s and bought the all natural peanut butter that you have to stir.  (I’ve always loved that the all natural more than the processed stuff.)  I have had no problems eating this at all.  So, I have been having peanut butter and apples for breakfast.  My niece went apple-picking last weekend, and I have a whole bag of fresh-picked honey crisp apples.  They are so delicious and go very well with freshly ground peanut butter.

One thing I’ve noticed about peanut butter that I haven’t noticed with other forms of protein, it really keeps me feeling very full.  Probably because most of the 190 calories in 2 tablespoons of pb is fat, and not the good kind either.  I don’t care.  I still love it.  And I still lost one pound!

9 responses to “Slow But Steady

  1. Walk down to our Teeter and buy some Peanut Butter & Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams. It’s fewer calories and less fat than most peanut butter, it’s all natural, and it’s chocolate. There is nothing better on an apple in my opinion. I’m uber excited that our Teeter carries it now, in addition to the cinnamon raisin swirl flavor.

  2. Some of the Targets in our area carry their White Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, too, if you’re into that sort of thing. 😉

  3. Remember you weight is a range and not an absolute number. So you can weigh less in the morning on an empty stomach vs at night when there is food in your system. Keep the momentum going.

  4. The difference between being hungry and just wanting something is so important to listen to … and one of the things I had the hardest time with discerning until after I did a liquid diet for a few months. I just didn’t get it until I was off food for awhile, then once I started eating again, I got it. I may not always listen, but now I can hear the difference. Good for you for staying away from the wings this time! I think one decision at a time is how we all are going to win this war on obesity.

  5. Eating when not hungry is a problem that both Rob and I have… though I tend to recognize and control it better than he does. I throw a napkin over food when I feel full, which helps keep me from continuing eating all the food on my plate. It’s hard to stay aware of what you are doing when it’s just second nature to continue..

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