This weekend I did pretty well. While I did eat more than I normally would, due to a BBQ, I didn’t eat a huge amount more. We actually threw the BBQ, so I was able to make most of the food and knew the nutritional counts on most of it.
We had been watching the weather channel every day and they had said that Sunday was going to be a nice day, but Monday not so much, so we scheduled the BBQ for Sunday with high hopes. Unfortunately, I think they got it backwards because on Sunday, it started raining at 6pm, so we set up two awnings in the yard and still had our BBQ. Everyone ate under the awnings, so it wasn’t too horrible. The only problem really was that the kids were running around playing, and getting wet.
Then on Monday, the weather was sunny and clear and warm, the entire day! So Jeff and I cut some flowers from the yard and went to the cemetery to honor the dead. I always leave flowers at my uncle’s grave, those of my cousins who died young, a couple of veterans who have no flowers left at theirs, and one grave in particular. It’s a small grave, and all it says on it is “Six Theo Krieger Babies”. It always makes me tear up, thinking that some mother in the early 1900’s lost six babies. I imagine they weren’t all babies, but children of different ages who perished through a fire or something like that. What a heartbreaking event to go through. It still makes me tear up, thinking about it.
I don’t have my calorie counts on me, of the weekend, but Monday was 1825. A little over my limit, but no huge deal. Tuesday was another story, but let me just say I went a good amount over and leave it at that. I had my weigh in last night at weight watchers, and I am down another 2.4 pounds! My weight is now 280.6! I am so close to the 270’s, I can taste it!I just know if I exercise this week and watch what I eat and track, I’m finally gonna be there next week! Last night officially puts me at 35 pounds lost, since I started! I’m really proud that I haven’t gained any of it back. It’s been a very slow, but very steady decrease, which is fine with me. I’d like to go faster, but I’d have to buckle down a bit more, and I have a feeling if I did that, I’d end up sabotaging myself and not helping my progress at all. So I’ll just keep going the way I am. I’ve been consistently losing 4-5 pounds per month. I can accept that!
I’m really excited to go to my water aerobics class tonight. They didn’t have it on Monday because of Memorial day, so I miss it.
I hope you had a nice Memorial day, and remembered, at some point, the reason for the day and honored those who gave their lives for us.