Sunday, June 5, 2011

two pounds

I am sitting here furiously eating a bowl of salad. I've never been this excited to see lettuce in my life. It's 9:30 p.m. and I haven't eaten anything since 3. This is bad, because even though I'm starting off with a bowl of salad, my tummy isn't full and it's saying "just eat more croutons. and a bag of those sun chips you bought for the beach. and some peppermint patties."


I was TWO pounds away from my goal weight, and then Chinese happened. And pizza. And Klines. And IHOP (blast my husband and his endless pancakes craving). Plus, I haven't been doing so hot keeping up with p90x. Now I'm four and a half pounds away from my goal. :-/

With our beach trip coming up this Saturday, I would love to see those two and a half pounds fall off. I'd loooove to see the numbers on the scale decrease. I think being back to my old sizes and wearing clothes I haven't been able to wear in a long time have made me feel that I can excuse giving in to my food urges. I have to keep reminding myself that while it is OK to enjoy naughty food now and then, my body will respond better to nutrition and exercise. It's so hard. I love me some chips and chocolate and onion rings and... I should stop.

This week it's fruit, veggies, tuna, chicken and nuts... not tons of toast and chocolate covered fiber bars. It's going to be tough. I know I'm probably eating out with my coworkers one day, so that will be my "free pass" meal. I have a rule at work that I only eat out once every other week. I would probably have gained back all the weight I've lost if I didn't have this rule. I pack my lunch, and I've only visited the snack machine three times since I've started working in February.

If you have some lunch suggestions, please pass them along. I need something easy to put together and something that won't make a mess at my desk.

now I'm off in search of something to eat... 


  1. bless your heart! i struggle to reject my cravings, too, and lately i'm obsessed with ice cream sandwiches. Remember, though, to not get hung up on the numbers. If your clothes are fitting well, and you're losing inches, then you're still accomplishing!

  2. I'm obsessed with curried chicken salad with grapes and dried cranberries...just go light on the mayo. Super yummy tho!


thanks for reading!