Well, hello everyone! It’s Friday! So-you may or not remember the deal I made with myself earlier this week. If I made it to my 75 pound weight loss goal by Wednesday morning, then I would allow myself to cheat at work on Wednesday and Thursday. Well, guess what? As of Wednesday morning, I was down 75 pounds!!! I was so surprised and happy. I swear I think some higher power thought I deserved a couple of cheat moments because I didn’t think I was going to make it. Because of this, I got to eat all the good, bad food and it was delicious and it certainly made for more fun. Yesterday, we had a team building even that had karaoke and if I couldn’t have eaten any food, it wouldn’t have been near as enjoyable. That’s the sad part I think...that I equate food with fun but that’s how I’ve always been. The more important factor to all of this is that I’m right back on the plan today. I am going full steam ahead again being flawless M-F and my normal one-cheat-meal routine Saturday and Sunday. Other than that, the only cheat I have planned will be not this weekend but the next when Jordan and I go to Savannah...after that...I don’t have cheat plans until November so hopefully, I can get to 85 by the end of the year...maybe even more but the holidays never make it easy.
I posted a new picture in the top right hand corner. It wasn’t my favorite picture but it will certainly do. I also posted all of my before and after pictures on the right side of the blog under the archives if you are interested in seeing them...there are some days when I still feel really large (trust me, I’m aware I’m not near the finish line quite yet) and I don’t feel like I look any different but then I pull up these pictures and I know I’ve accomplished a lot. Sometimes, I think I talk about it too much and I know that it gets annoying to hear me obsess over it and I don’t want to be THAT girl because I’m not judging, I’m honestly just proud of myself...I’ve worked really hard and I have a system that works for me...I am getting there slowly but surely and I’m OK with that.
This weekend should be busy and fun...Jordan is coming to Tuscaloosa tonight to go to a concert with his Dad and then we get to hang out a little and he’s going to spend the night so that will be nice. Tomorrow, I will be busy with football most of the day. I am VERY excited about the game tomorrow because Alabama is playing Penn State in a vintage-like game and hopefully I will be able to get a couple decent pics of the legendary Joe Paterno. It should be a great game...I just hope it’s not too close and that we win comfortably. ESPN Game Day is here for the game so traffic around these parts is awful but there is an exciting buzz in the air. I am so happy to be going to this game!
Other than that, I don’t have too many plans. As usual, I plan to try and relax a little and have fun. I won’t be weighing this weekend because of the cheating the past two days but I will be ready and willing to weigh next Saturday (hopefully with only a slight gain or a loss). I hope your weekend is wonderful!!!
“I never meant to be the one to let you down
If anything, I thought I saw myself going first
I didn't know how to stick around
How to see anybody but me be getting hurt
I keep remembering the summer night
And the conversation breaking up the mood
I didn't want to tell you you were right
Like the season changing, oh, I felt it too
Does anybody know how to hold my heart
How to hold my heart?
'Cause I don't want to let go, let go, let go too soon
I want to tell you so before the sun goes dark
How to hold my heart
'Cause I don't want to let go, let go, let go of you.” Hold My Heart-Sara Bareilles