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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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?