Down 0.2 Pounds

My only thought when I stepped on the scale: thank heavens I didn’t gain.

Weight loss this week: 0.2 pounds
Current weight: 200.4 pounds
TOTAL weight loss: 35.4 pounds

Here are the terrible things that happened at my work this week: Upper Crust cinnamon rolls, Einstein’s bagels, pizza….TWICE, Tiff’s Treats cookies, and cupcake-shaped marshmallows.  (Yes, apparently that’s a thing.  And I ate three of them.)  I have the absolute hardest time when food is free and just sitting out at work, waiting for me to pounce on it.  Every time I walk by it’s all “Liiiiizzz, you KNOW you want a bite of meeeeee” and I’m all “No!!!!  No, I don’t!!!” and it’s all “Liiiiiii-iiiiiiiizz….” and I’m all “Okay fine.”  The time it takes for me to succumb just gets shorter and shorter…

I mentioned something about these work-food shenanigans to my friend Bev, who is a lifetime WW member and a HUGE inspiration to me.  She actually used to work in my office, so she knows all about what I’m dealing with on a daily basis.  She sent me an email with some absolutely fabulous tips, and I have to share them with you!

  1. Don’t walk by the food if you don’t have to.  The kitchen is not right next to me, I don’t have to walk past it to get to the restroom, or to my bosses.  Water and my homemade lunches do reside in the kitchen area, but I don’t have to go back there all the time.
  2. Imagine yourself looking thinner.  If I think about those size 10 jeans that are sitting in my closet, waiting to be worn again, it absolutely helps.
  3. Remember what it felt like to be bigger.  I forget how powerful this is.  I don’t want to go back there, and cinnamon rolls will ONLY TAKE ME DOWN THAT ROAD.
  4. Keep healthy snacks around.  For me, right now, that includes: WW ice cream bars, popcorn, Diet Coke, Fiber One bars, and fruit that I’ve brought from home that day.  Bev also mentioned gum, which is a great idea to keep your mouth busy!
  5. And finally, take it one day at a time.  This week, I kicked myself over and over for making bad decisions, instead of just letting them go and moving on to things I could control.  As my mom always says, “Don’t look back.  You’re not going that way.”

A HUGE thank you to Bev for such a thoughtful email, reminding me what I need to do to stay on track.  She also told me that I’m strong and she’s proud of me.  Probably the best thing a friend can say. :)

With that, I will leave you with a pretty photo of a tree that we sit under at lunch.

Let’s take it one day at a time, shall we, friends?

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4 thoughts on “Down 0.2 Pounds

  1. #4 & #5 are definitely big parts of this! And for me, a #6 – do I *really* need this right now? Sometimes, the answer was yes (esp. if “this” was chocolate), so I indulged. But if the answer’s no, then try to walk on by. SImply making yourself decide if it’s necessary right that moment can be very empowering =)

  2. You go Liz! I’m glad its not just me who is constantly craving tiff’s treats or anything with chocolate. This morning I had a HUGE banana chocolate chip muffin after trying really hard to stay away. I’m already beating myself up over it, but you’re right I have to move on. Thanks for keeping me sane and staying on the healthy path :)

  3. I just might have the print Bev’s list. She’s amazing. #3 is definitely my favorite. And that kitchen is the devil. I didn’t even work on the same floor when I was there and I still had problems with all the treats in there. Stay strong, my friend.

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