Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Weigh-In and Inspiration

I was disappointed with my weigh in this morning - I gained almost a half a pound since last week. I knew I wasn't quite as "good" this week but I was hoping for even a tiny loss, not a gain. 

It's tough being a foodie. I love to cook....and I love good food. I can't help it, it's in my blood. 

And there was a small issue with some amazing chocolates that my sweetie gave me for Christmas. 

I mean, come on - look at these!! Have you ever seen such beautiful chocolates?


This is from a company called Christopher Elbow - I read about them a few years back and ordered a gift box for my sweetie for Valentine's Day. 

And we were hooked. 


This is the holiday collection that we've been working our way through, slowly. The round ones are a soft caramel center with the flavors indicted and the square ones are more of a truffle. 

Every one of them is amazing. My favorites are the soft centers, but my sweetie prefers the truffle centers. 


We try to limit our intake of treats like this, and this box is still around and not finished yet so we're doing pretty good. 

But then sweetie opened a bar of white chocolate from the same company - also part of their holiday collection. Eggnog flavored. 

And I thought I died and went to heaven. 

I think that was my downfall this week. 

That and the rice pudding. It was sooooooo good. I may have indulged just a little too much. 

But you know what? Today is a whole new day. 

And next week I'll hope for a better weigh in. 

I'm not going to beat myself up over it.  I'm still down 4.4 lbs in only 2 weeks. 

Via
Making progress....baby steps. 

Just keep on keepin' on. 





17 comments:

  1. I think the slower you lose the better chance you have of keeping it off. You're doing great. And Good Lord....those chocolates!

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    1. You have no idea, Deb - those chocolates taste even better than they look!!!!

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  2. I've read not to weigh. I very rarely weigh myself. I don't really think diets work. I think they just make us miserable and disappointed. Don't be hard on yourself. You are beautiful just as you are.
    Brenda

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  3. I agree with Brenda, except for the no weighing part. I didn't weigh myself for years. Even when I went to the dr. I told them not to tell me. Next thing I knew I was 10 lbs heavier than I was at 9 months pregnant.

    Whatever it is you're doing, keep it up, but dont fret about it. You look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Doreen - and I also need to weigh in every now and again to keep myself in check. It doesn't get any easier the older I get!!

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  4. I agree with Brenda, except for the no weighing part. I didn't weigh myself for years. Even when I went to the dr. I told them not to tell me. Next thing I knew I was 10 lbs heavier than I was at 9 months pregnant.

    Whatever it is you're doing, keep it up, but dont fret about it. You look beautiful.

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  5. Aw, honey...don't be so hard on yourself! I don't even have a scale. Otherwise, I become obsessive about the number...and if I gained 1/2 lb (which is really no big deal), I feel defeated. So instead, I focus on healthy eating in general and how I feel. When I eat healthy, I feel good. When I eat crap, well then, of course I feel like crap. I try not to eat out too much, but we ended up meeting our son at Panera on Thurs night so I had a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup. I know from reading before about it online, that it's very high in calories and sodium. And then yesterday we were out, so stopped at Portillos and I had an Italian beef sandwich. Again, something that is not exactly healthy and sky-high in sodium. This morning, I feel bloated and puffy. So instead of beating myself up, I will just start again today with totally clean eating - no more eating out the rest of the weekend. If I were to get on a scale right now, I'd probably cry. Anyway...just "food" for thought. ;-)

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    1. Meanwhile, I had a party to go to last night and another one tonight. Doesn't help when I'm not the one cooking the food!! Oh well, yes, you are absolutely right, Melanie. I'm also trying to eat clean for the most part. I just had a lovely juicy pear for lunch!

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  6. Ooh, the chocolates look divine! It's hard to get back into the healthy eating mode. I don't own a scale but when the jeans get snug, it's time to cut back.

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    1. Those chocolates are so far beyond divine I can't even begin to describe them!!!

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  7. We all slip back a few times, especially when there are those delicious chocolates sitting around...who could resist! They are made in my neck of the woods, well about 75 miles away...to me that is just up in the city!
    Have a great week.

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    1. Have you tried them, Marigene? They are truly worth every single calorie!!

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  8. Only 1/2 pound for those chocolates? Totally worth it! When it comes to yummies like that, I usually bargain a couple extra squats and pushups for just one more!

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    1. If only I were doing squats or pushups these days perhaps I could do the same thing! Does skiing count? :)

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  9. Oh the temptation, how did you not just eat the whole box of them? LOL! I would forget about the minor wt gain. Like your quote said... just keep going... enjoy the journey as you go. :)

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    1. Sometimes it's hard to find the balance....especially when our social life is so busy. 2 parties in a row this weekend with lots of rich food....yikes!! I'm sitting here snacking on baby carrots now to keep from starving to death before dinner!! :)

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