Hi y’all. I’m sorry I didn’t post last week. I’m sure you sat angrily next to your computer all day on Monday wondering why I didn’t put something up or you didn’t notice at all…either way, I apologize. To be quite honest, I was angry and pouty. When I weighed on the 27th of July, I was up another couple pounds and officially breached into the danger zone. I was disappointed in myself and quite angry in general because it doesn’t seem fair that maintaining/losing weight is this hard. I exercise all the time and for the most part, I don’t eat too much. I realized quickly though that I just need to get over it. My mother reminded me that I know HOW to do it and she’s right…I do…it’s just a matter of sucking it up and doing it. In terms of diet, I was at 100% all week last week and at about 70% this weekend (I had one or two sketchy moments yesterday) so it was a great improvement. When I weighed again on Friday, I was down a couple pounds and back under the really ugly, scary number. I was happy about that but I know that I have to press forward. I will say that in terms of weight and health, the most terrifying battle that someone who has lost a lot of weight faces is gaining weight back. You are never “safe.” Gaining weight is always in the back of your mind. I have been doing this for years and I’ve never given up but over the past year, I’ve gotten far too comfortable and the weight creeps back slowly. I have a bit of momentum from losing weight last week so I definitely plan to keep going. I am going to New Orleans on Friday and I have to get out of the mindset that I can eat what I want when I leave the county. I will set specific guidelines for myself that allow me a treat or two but not freedom to do what I want. I have no choice at this point; I’ve worked too hard.
This week, I am sharing a new product that I found at Wal-Mart. I know the images is a bit small but these are something called “Chicken Melts” and they are made by the Sandwich Bros. They make smaller, pocket sandwiches that are quite tasty and not that high in calories. They are small but they aren’t laughably small and they have that frozen snack effect that you miss out on when you are dieting. They are 160 calories. I paired one with a serving of fat free Pringles on Saturday for lunch and it was pretty filling. It has a breaded chicken taste and also has cheese. I’m hoping to find additional variations at Wal-Mart soon. I know frozen food has tons of artificial ingredients and for the most part, natural products are better but sometimes, it’s nice to return to your college years and quickly heat up something in the microwave.
My roomie, “wife” and bestie is celebrating a birthday on Friday and I wanted to give her a shout out. I have a lot of awesome people in my life and I’m very fortunate. Cassandra is one of those people. She accepts me for who I am (and who I am is pretty difficult to put up with sometimes) and is always there for me. She has been especially helpful in the past few months. It’s rare that two people can live together as long as we have and remain friends. She’s AMAZING and I am so lucky to have her in my life!!! I hope you have an awesome birthday and I can’t wait to get into trouble in NOLA on Friday!
Since I last posted, I saw St. Paul and the Broken Bones again. I also got to see the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20. I watched my friend’s dog, Coco last week. I love this dog. She has so much personality. We went swimming and she just swam right up to her float and chilled for about 20 minutes as if it were perfectly natural for a dog to lounge/float in a pool. The above pictures were all from those events.
I’m excited about the upcoming weeks. I’m going to New Orleans. I’m seeing Salt-n-Pepa on Saturday. I’m going to Chattanooga in a few weeks and then the beach on Labor Day. I’m a lucky, lucky girl.
Maybe the most exciting thing to look forward to is football season which is just around the corner. ROLL TIDE!
I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
“But some things in this world
Man, they don’t make sense
Some things you don’t leave until they leave you
And then the things that you miss, you say
Baby, baby, baby when all your love is gone
Who will save me from all I’m up against out in this world
And maybe, maybe, maybe
You’ll find something that’s enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don’t receive you
You should turn yourself around and come on home
Let that city take you in (come on home)
Let that city spit you out (come on home)
Let that city take you down, yeahFor God’s sake turn around…” Bright Lights-Matchbox 20