Apparently, the key was to not have a scale. I cannot even explain to you how hard it was. I mean, I guess it wasn’t hard because the scale just wasn’t there (and as of yesterday, it moved from the trunk of my car to the storage unit), but every morning, without fail, I turned to weigh myself. In fact, I think today was the first morning that I didn’t. It’s amazing how those addictions live in us.
I had a pretty good week. I used all of my flex points (you get 35 per week to use however you’d like) on Saturday, so that meant I had to be pretty careful the rest of the week. And because I’ve lost so much, I get two less points than I used to get. I had a couple of days where I went over my points. The only thing that saves me is how much I exercise, and because my class is now over, I got in all of my runs this week (well, except for the 18 miler which is how I’ll be spending my Labor Day morning).
Anyway, all in all, it was a good week, especially considering that I had a couple of difficult social situations…well, the social part was fine, it was the food that made it hard. But, I’m learning how to do the social stuff now. And, without a scale, I have no way of justifying eating a little more, and no reason to starve myself. Even though it was hard to get used to, I’m so glad I got rid of it.
My brain is pretty fried right now, so I will just get to the good stuff. I lost 1.6 lbs, for a total of 25.2 lbs in 13 weeks! Yay! Such an accomplishment. I promised myself when I started this whole thing that I was in this for the long haul, to get control of my emotional eating, to be healthy. I feel like I’m back on track.