It's late, but I'm GOING TO POST THIS TODAY!
No, actually last Friday I got bad stomach virus and could hardly eat anything until Monday.
Did I move more and exercise regularly?
Not really - was too sick to even try most days! I did a workout on Thursday, and was able to do a few moves on Tuesday, but forgot today as I had to take Christy in for her swallow study (actually didn't happen due to a clerical error, so that's happening tomorrow morning instead!).
Do I feel lighter than I did at this time last week?
Most definitely - hollow described me most days this week, and most of today too, but a great dinner tonight gave me a very satisfied feeling (Alfredo Sauce + Chicken pieces + Dream Fields Angle Hair Pasta and lots of green beans with lots of butter!).
Did I eat in secret or out of anger/frustration/happiness?
Nope. but I had lots of reason for happiness this week, but I can't post about it yet.....I actually purchased veggies and fruit instead of chips and dip, and I just avoided the white buns and had a great meal!
Did I feel that, at any time, I ran to food instead of to God?
No. I did better, but I also had more challenges and did much better at praying about the challenges I was facing
Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successful, God pleasing week?
Mostly - I did have one thing this week that was not "on plan" - when I was so super sick and trying to find ways to eat that would not cause my stomach to hurt and yet be satisfying, I resorted to have a cheesy roll on a white tortilla shell. But I am happy to report that I did not resort to saltines and ginger ale which is my normal "go to" for stomach illnesses. I mostly had whole wheat toast with butter and/or cream cheese (I was too weak to actually fix any food for three days).
On Monday morning I had lost 6 pounds from being sick, but as I expected on Tuesday I had gained 1 1/2 pound back. This morning I was very surprised to see that I had actually gone down another 2 pounds, putting me just 1 pound above my lowest weight last summer. Two more pounds and I will officially be at my lowest weight in 14 years! (14 years ago I used the Atkins diet to lose a lot of weight very quickly, but my healthy suffered greatly from that experience. I would have to lost another 46 pounds to reach and low weight I achieved at that time, but I was not exercising at all during that weight loss, so I might actually be thinner at a higher weight than that with the dense muscle that T-Tapp builds!
My goal has nothing to do with a weight, actually, but to do with size. I want to be able to fit in my wedding dress for our 30th wedding anniversary at the end of March....it will take a miracle, but it might happen! When I got married, I was 63 pounds lighter than I am now, but I know I will fit in the dress and yet weight more than I did then.
Oh - and I finally found my measuring tape today and will start measuring tomorrow, so next week I will include my weight loss and my measurement loss!
And I do still plan to blog about my menus and meal plans and favorite recipes, this was just not the week!
Until next week - keep making good choices and turning to God instead of food to meet your needs!