I would assume you've guessed from the title of today's post that I have lost weight again this week. If not...I HAVE LOST WEIGHT AGAIN THIS WEEK! Ahem...1.8 pounds to be exact for a grand total of 10.6. I'm starting to feel it in my clothing (Halleluyer!) and my energy level.
I did have a bout with eating bored this week but I stayed within my points target so all was good. I need to get a hold of that boredom monster though because it can carry you away quickly! The Weight Watcher's meeting today was about knowing when you're actually hungry, full and avoiding becoming stuffed or starving. We American's (a large amount of us anyway) don't really know what hunger feels like because we never allow ourselves to get that way. We eat from morning till night, not because we are hungry but because....we want to and it tastes good and it's comforting and...a million other reasons. And if by chance we do allow ourselves to become hungry it's for all the wrong reasons. We didn't have time to eat, we felt guilty about last night's binge and on and on. When I skip a meal, say breakfast, I am so ravenous by the time the next meal time rolls around that I completely blow it eating everything in sight that isn't nailed down. I become incredibly irritable (just ask my Husband and Children..sorry guys) and everything around me has a black cast to it. To me, that's just as bad as over doing it and feeling so full I could pop. Neither one of those situations will get me to my goal weight nor assist me in becoming healthier. Which is what this is really all about, isn't it?
So my goal this week, should I choose to accept it (and I have), is to be more mindful of when I'm eating and why. No matter if it's within my points target or not, if I'm not hungry I shouldn't be eating it. Then I shall be just one step closer to beating the monster that nightmares are afraid of and his name is OBESITY. The Lord has helped me overcome a lot of things in my life. Every time I bend my will to His and say "Ok Lord, you DO know more than me and You ARE capable and willing and I am making a huge mess here, I'll do what you say"...it's always up hill from there.
So we find Nicole today on the steep climb up the mountain of rocky and rough terrain to where I leave behind my self, my fat self, and follow the Lord. Here's a photo or two of me on that path as of today: