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!