Johanne's Journal, 15 February 2011

I had coffee with my case worker today. He's a lovely young man who has lost 70 lbs himself and eats very conciously. He made the comment that I probably don't really need to keep a diet calendar any more after seven months because I have it all down pat now. Quite frankly, I don't think I will ever get to that stage. It's just too easy to slide off into the ditch if I don't keep track of my food intake.

I'm trying to shake off last week and get back on track for real. It was so horrid and depressing.

I organized a fiber retreat this weekend. This was the 14th year. We had 59+ attendees. The kitchen was full of every kind of food and goody you can imagine; homemade breads, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, dessert breads, chips, pastas, glorious meat dishes, and an incredible seven pound chocolate cake that used to be my favorite. There were over 15 crock pots, a couple of roasters and that doesn't include the things coming fresh from the oven. I probably ate more than I should, but I DIDN'T PUT ONE THING IN MY MOUTH I SHOULDN'T HAVE.

Quite frankly, I was very proud of myself. As far as sweets are concerned, I had a few dove chocolates and some chocolate covered blueberries. A dear friend made a gluten free lasagna, which, of course, I HAD to eat. LOL! It was delicious, and the thought that she had gone to that much trouble to make sure I had something substantial that I could have, warmed my heart.

I'm not sure about this week's weigh-in. I may have my first gain. I'm not sure, if I do, that I want to record it. On the other hand, I will probably feel guilty if I don't. Sigh.

Diet Calendar Entries for 15 February 2011:
1724 kcal Fat: 37.43g | Prot: 58.17g | Carb: 308.46g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Almond Milk, Scrambled Egg, Smart Balance, Brown Rice Farina, Truvia, Diet Cranberry Juice, Banana. Lunch: Apple, Brown Rice Pasta, Three Cheese Blend Kraft, Smart Balance Omega, Pict Sweet Brocolli Florets. Dinner: Grape Tomatoes, Kraft Fat Free Cheddar, Fat Free Honey Dijon Dressing, Apple, Spinach Leaves, Banana, Smoked Turkey and Cannellini Bean Cassoulet. Snacks/Other: Peach Mango Green Tea, Banana, Sargento Cheese Stick. more...
2519 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
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Given the week you've had Johanne, I really wouldn't beat yourself up about anything. Tomorrow's a good day for getting back on track. xo 
15 Feb 11 by member: Z'sMama
Thanks Z's.  
15 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
Yeah, I wouldn't be too concerned with what the scale says this week. Also, this is YOUR weight chart and your space. If don't want to record a gain I think it is totally understandable and you should not feel guilty. I never do. Because I know I'm going to stick with it until it goes back down and that will be sooner rather than later. And I don't think you need to look at your chart and feel reminded of your bad week when you see that bump. Either way, you're getting back on track and you did really well, so I think there is every reason to just move on. To better days ahead! 
15 Feb 11 by member: k8yk
Good job sticking to your plan! It is so tempting to eat some things, but congrats for taking good care of yourself! 
16 Feb 11 by member: abbadabba
Thanks you guys. Yes Kate. I plan to get moving down again immediately. I went in yesterday and changed my RDI to match my current weight. I certainly wasn't as tempted last weekend as I expected to be. A year ago, there's no way I could have resisted the con Queso and that amazing chocolate cake. I even resisted the lovely homemade meads and wines. Besides the diet calendar and being accountable to myself, I hold myself accountable to all of you. I want you to be proud of me. I think that's why this site makes it so easy to be successful. I don't want to disappoint myself, but I also don't want to disappoint all of my lovely buddies. 
16 Feb 11 by member: Johanne
Johanne...I am thinking of you and my heart is heavy for your losses. I wouldn't be too hard on yourself if you gain, it is so hard when we are grieving not to turn to the things that give us comfort and that includes food. You lost not one, but two loved ones last week, and that is a very hard thing to deal with. So proud of you though for sticking to your food plan for the weekend, I am not sure that I could do that myself! Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend! Love and hugs to you! 
16 Feb 11 by member: ctlss
I agree with everything that is said above, and congrats on showing amazing will power in a situation that most would have given into! I personally don't see anything wrong with not tracking a gain, as Kate said you know that you aren't going to stick there so what does it matter, when I re-vamped everything I am doing I decided to only chart the losses that way when I look back I don't get upset when I see the spikes. 
16 Feb 11 by member: pixidaisy
Thanks Steph and Pixi. I officially weigh in tomorrow, so if you don't see a mark on my chart, it means I gained. I will probably say how much in my journal, but I think I will follow all of my buddies' advice and leave it off my weight chart. I definitely ate healthfully. I just think I probably ate more than I should have since I wasn't journaling. I love all of you guys. Thanks for the advice. I'm going to follow it. Hugs! 
16 Feb 11 by member: Johanne


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