So I made it to my meeting last night, only a small portion of the road was covered with water and I just drove around it. There weren’t very many of us there, but enough for a proper class. This week’s weigh in… – 3.0 pounds!! Can you believe it? I was one happy camper! I did it by doing what I should always be doing: I tracked my points and stayed under my allowance, I drank gallons upon gallons of water, and I upped my exercise. I felt like I had lost a little but I wasn’t expecting a 3 pound loss. I was so proud of myself.

And then I went home and ate the kitchen.

WTH??

Actually I know exactly why I had a nosh-fest after my weigh in and it involved several factors. Factor #1: my dinner was not satisfying. I had a Lean Cuisine Panini and while I love those for lunch with a salad, for some reason it just didn’t do it for me last night and so I supplemented it with 6 Grasshopper cookies, some string cheese, a WW 2points bar, and the leftovers from my 2 yo’s Kid Cuisine pizza.

Again, I ask WTH??

Which leads me to Factor #2: my TOM came this morning. Ah, so that’s it!! Today I have already popped a couple of Midol and as soon as I get this coffee in me, I’ll be fine. Gallons of water and a good stretch on the treadmill tonight should take care of my out of control behavior, so it’s all good.

My main goal is to lose an average of 3 pounds per month. I am a slow loser, so if I can hit my 10% goal in 6 months I’ll be happy. One of the things that has always derailed my weight loss before has been the unrealistic goal of losing 40 pounds in 4 months.

Some people can do it, not me. No way no how. Not gonna happen.

Since I have come to terms with my body’s stubbornness, I’m okay with a slow loss, and as long as it is a consistent loss I can hang in there. I really think not having a scale at home has helped me be less neurotic this time around. I do measure my waist and I have lost 1 ¼ inches, so I’m happy with that, but waiting for the Big Weigh In! each week is like having something to look forward to (or dread). I like what I’m doing right now, so I guess I’ll stick with it for awhile!

It finally stopped raining and the sun is supposed to be out, so I will be a shiny happy people today. Hope everyone else has a good day too! =)