The totally shame-free, actual-life, real-time blog where I tell all, show all--without nagging or whining (all right--maybe a little whining...)--in my attempt to stop being a fat middle-aged woman who avoids mirrors and clothing stores and start being a woman at home in her body...brought to you by a real woman, the Independent Weltha Herself. I won't give any advice, and I'm not asking for any--just companionship on my journey.

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For every woman who has ever tried to just lose the extra weight and feel good...overall and about herself...and who lived to tell the story.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Day the 8th

Yes, it's Monday and it's weigh-in. You didn't think I had forgotten, did you?

And here it is, in bright Watermelon Pink: 247

It would have been lower--in fact, it was lower over the weekend, but I went to Jeff the Choir Master's party for the choir--the "thank you all so much for your patience and hard work at the all-afternoon Sunday rehearsal to meet the Advent and Feast of the Nativity music" party.

Before I talk about food, etc., a big shout out to V, who was the hit of the party and brought up some extremely interesting topics; to JV who was his usual sardonic self which I love; to RKH+ who showed up and stayed despite the busy schedule; and to GA, who helped make the party wonderful, as he always does.

All right, on to the event itself. I enjoyed myself immensely and decided to drink mostly water but some cranberry cocktail. And then the actual food--great catering and lots of vegetables--lots of them, which I ate. Then lots of hot artichoke and parmesan dip and finally a few little sweet things. Literally a few (and they were indeed little), but I realized that if I had just had 2 of 3 of the dark chocolate dipped dried apricots, I would have been just as happy. So...I enjoyed myself so much--and realized that I could have eaten raw veggies with the vinaigrette and then a few of the apricots in chocolate and drunk just water with lime in it--and been just as happy. In addition, I wouldn't have had so much sugar and salt in my system and would have felt just fine this morning and would also not have retained so much water. Today's weigh-in would have been lower. Oh well...I still look thinner and feel better! That's the point.

The nice part, however, is that I feel no guilt--it's sort of an experiment and lesson learned kinda deal. I like that. What I really like is knowing how much I like eating raw foods and drinking water. I know this is not for everyone--but it is for me. I've always like this way of eating--and now...I have found that the treats of the season are not as appealing to me. I will still make an exception for the occasional glass of egg-nog and the occasional piece of pumpkin cheesecake, but my goal is to make it through the season without gaining. If I do that, I'm ahead of the game. After all, it's the holiday season--the time of the Holy Days--and it's a time for feasting and enjoyment. Which I realize doesn't mean the same thing as "stuff myself until I am sick and can't think beyond taking a nap."

No, I didn't run on the rebounder at all. I have realized I need to make it a priority, which I have not--yet.
  • On the way into work this morning, went by Reasor's and bought Fage yogurt; local honey, blueberries, cashew butter (yes, cashew butter), and seedless red grapes that I could not resist.
  • Oh, and some Gala apples. I am set for lunches and dinners this week with the addition of these few items--and I didn't have to drag it into my apt and then out to the car this morning.
  • One thing I am doing that I like is that I stop eating around 5 pm. I feel so much better when I do that.
  • The coolest thing is to realize how much I like feeling good.

Thanks, Independent Women [and men!] who follow this blog.

I couldn't do it without you!

Independently,

Weltha

1 comment:

  1. that shopping list sounds right up my alley! yum!

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Weltha