So, on Saturday morning I was down into the next decade! I was so excited.
Then, I spent all day making Chex Mix and Muddy Buddies for a church fundraiser. Literally, all day. I made two batches of regular chex mix, two batches of gluten free, dairy free (by using coconut oil and omitting wheat chex) and two batches of Muddy Buddies.
I am proud to say I didn't cheat once. NOT ONE TINY NIBBLE. NOT ONE!! I even drove 20 minutes to have someone taste test the batches made with coconut oil, instead of just tasting it myself. I was dedicated, you guys.
So imagine my total and utter dismay when I stepped on the scale Sunday morning and I was up almost an entire pound. Back into the 190's, just like that. It was from the oil/butter from the goodies. I had tried to be really, really careful but apparently it wasn't enough. I should have worn gloves, but I didn't have any. Lesson learned.
Even though I was totally frustrated at being up so much when I hadn't cheated (and in fact hadn't even eaten hardly at all), I wasn't tempted to quit or give up. Not one iota. I have to get this weight off. I did really well the rest of the day, but Nora was a total grump in the evening. Finally got her into bed and got my chores done, and WOW. Then I wanted to eat. I ended up eating black licorice and some pretzels that had no fat and low calories.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the scale today, but lo and behold it was back down to the number I saw on Saturday. THANK YOU, JESUS!
It would have been sooo discouraging if it took me several days to lose that one pound I gained.
So anyway, things are going in the right direction. I'm tempted to panic that it's going slower than in the past, that I won't be as thin as I hoped for our Mexico trip. But I'm not going to stop. And you know what? I'm going to enjoy the living daylights out of our trip. Yes, I will be bigger than I ever imagined when I was planning our trip, but that's ok. Life isn't about weight. I will enjoy the time I get to spend with Josh, alone with no meetings, no work, no kiddos... Just us.
Hope you had a good weekend!