Friday weigh-in: week 310/14/2011 at 8:52 am | Posted in me | 9 Comments
Tags: diet, losing baby weight, weight loss
Don’t you love this?
My friend Marty posted it on her Facebook page, and I think it’s awesome.
This week was a mixed bag. I celebrated last week’s three-pound loss with a meal of poor decisions at the farmer’s market restaurant and (and!) a milkshake later that night.
So I rewarded myself for a week of good food choices by eating bad food. Huh.
And then came Monday. As a former Deep-Fried Ambassador and local blogger, I was invited to the N.C. State Fair media luncheon. Where I ate fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans likely cooked in fatback, sweet tea. And sampled the fair’s new deep-fried treats: Kool-Aid and bubble gum. So, basically: fried, fried, basted in fat, fried.
It’s going to get even harder next week, when I return to the fair with my family and also for work (no, really). My strategy? Walk a lot, and quickly when possible, to offset some of the extra calories.
Because the fair is a once-a-year special occasion, I’m going to indulge. But with a little more self-control … and a little less fry oil. Wish me luck.
Here are this week’s stats:
The scale says: -12 ounces (almost a pound … every little bit counts, right?)
Fried chicken count: 1
Exercise: one good power walk with hills, other light walking, lots of stairs
Highs: feeling much less bloated and much less winded after climbing stairs
Lows: still not being able to fit into any of my old jeans … and by “old,” I mean the ones I wore last year
Moral victory of the week: eating Greek yogurt instead of dessert every night
Moment of weakness: the entire State Fair media luncheon
Progress toward goal: almost 4 pounds down, 16 to go
How was your week? How do you handle special-occasion eating?