|November, 2010 (287 lbs)|
|September, 2011 (226 lbs)|
This is what -61 lbs looks like. I may not be all that impressed by this month's picture compared to last month's picture but I can sure as hell say I'm impressed by this. Every once in a blue moon I have to remind myself that just because I'm stalled out right now doesn't mean I've gotten nowhere - I try to remember back to what the scale looked like when I was looking at 280's and 270's and remind myself that I haven't seen those numbers in a long time! Of course I can't let myself get too excited with the progress I've made or I have a tendency to think 'well that's good enough' and then I fall off the wagon (as you all have seen me do several times) but I also can't focus too much on my recent lack of progress or I'll get frustrated and lose hope. It's a balancing act but that right there (up) is inspirational. That's me .... those are pictures of me. Sometimes it just boggles my brain.
We went to the local buffet last night and I thought for sure it was going to SUCK being on a fruit and veg fast but, as it turns out, it was a WONDERFUL place to find fruits and veg!!! Oh the selection! They had this lovely salad bar (which was why I had agreed to go in the first place) but by the time I'd raided the steamed veggies I barely had room for a few bites of fruit. Everything tasted so fresh and I asked the chefs behind the counter how this or that was cooked and did it contain butter? There were a few things that they had that I didn't try, like the veggie stir fry and the mustard greens which were cooked in butter. But there was one chef that when I asked him if the broccoli was cooked in butter, he said 'no but there are pats of it on the salad bar by the rolls', and I said 'I'm avoiding butter' (as I'm heaping broccoli on my plate) and he started pointing out everything he thought I would like! It was AWESOME! When he pointed out the stir-fry tofu (cooked in peanut oil) with peas and carrots I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It tasted just like chicken (only slimier) and helped me really feel like I wasn't depriving myself. When Snackers hit the dessert bar I hit the fruit section - he left feeling so full he could barely walk and I left feeling invigorated and ready to run the mall.
Oh, and p.s. another little triumph. This month's picture was taken wearing my spandex walking pants. I originally bought them to wear under my normal jogging pants to cut down thigh friction but I've decided that I look better in them than I ever thought I would. The triumph? I feel comfortable enough with my progress to take a picture of myself wearing spandex and post it on the internet! HOLY CRAP BATMAN!
120 oz of water
1 cup of coffee, black
12 oz fruit shake (made last night)
>>2 pluots, 2 necatrines, 2 kiwi, 1 banana, 4 cups watermelon
1 serving cucumber slaw
1 serving sunflower seeds
1 large artichoke, boiled w/salt
1 ear of corn, boiled w/salt
Daily Caloric Intake: 849
Not much, made dinner, cleaned up after myself, picked up poop in the back yard and that's about it.