225.2 That’s -1 pound this week.
Total weight loss = 12.4
So I’m losing about a pound a week. Not bad. I just have to keep looking at the big picture and remember that slow weight loss equals permanent weight loss. I was hoping to be under 200 before I had to put on a bathing suit in public though, So I am going to try to step it up a bit to increase that to 2 pounds per week. I think I can safely do that just by trying a little harder not to cheat, especially now that the weather is warming up and my little man wants to go outside every day.
Speaking of which, I want to thank you all for commenting on my last post about my son’s eating habits. I do think most of it is just normal toddler behavior and picky eating habits. I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of deceptively delicious too so thanks for the suggestion, it reminded me that I need to go to Borders today.
Diet-wise- I don’t have much to report. I’m still chugging along on the low carb train. I’ve slipped occasionally but nothing too bad. My biggest challenge is that a lot of our family and friends just don’t serve diet friendly foods. The other big thing is that there seems to always be a holiday going on! I can’t escape the big family meals. For example last weekend we went to my sister in laws house supposedly for Corned Beef and Cabbage. Well that was all fine and good except that dinner wasn’t served until late and appetizers consisted of chips and hot pastry puff things. Then to go along with the Corned beef and cabbage there were potatoes, carrots, applesauce and corn bread. So I ate what I was allowed to eat, the meat and cabbage. Of course some other guests asked if I wanted anything and then I became the center of attention while I had to explain that I was following a low carb diet. Blah blah blah… It occurred to me that I feel very self conscious when others comment on my weight loss. It’s almost like they are saying they noticed that I had become somewhat of a porker lately and they think it’s great that I want to be less of a porker now. But that’s my issue and I have to get over it.
I had a slightly embarrassing event this weekend too. I took my son to the beach to enjoy the warm weather. Well he started getting tired and threw a temper tantrum as only 2 year olds can do. Ok - maybe not only two year olds, I’ve been known to pitch a fit when it’s that TOM and my sugar free ice cream has been eaten by my oblivious DH…but that’s another story. Anyway, he was screaming at the top of his lungs “bye BYE” in the restaurant we stopped in to eat some lunch so I scooped him up to take him back out to the boardwalk to calm down. He started squirming in my arms to be put down so much that he pushed up my shirt a little and then….MY JEANS STARTED TO FALL DOWN. I managed to set my son down before I was looking like a fool with my pants on the ground, -but just barely. And I’m sure that I flashed a whole lot of my big white winter belly at everyone as it was happening.
Or maybe it was a pink belly as I’m sure I was blushing down to my toes….I guess it’s time to get a smaller pair of jeans….;-)