Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Um, What is Wrong With Me?!

So, last week I set some goals and put them in two places on my blog.  First place is the top right hand side and the second is an actual page called "Goals".  I figured this would keep me in check.

As you can see I accomplished one of my goals - I went to the gym three times this week.  I really kick my ass - I felt amazing after each session.  However, I did not reach the weight loss goal which was to lose 2 lbs.  In fact, I GAINED 1.5 lbs. - WTF?  This is so disappointing, but I can't do anything to change it, right?  I set the same goals for this week and will see how that goes.

This weekend was a little challenging food and drink wise.  Dan's best friend's father passed away and we went to Bethlehem, PA this past Sunday and Monday for the viewing and funeral.  It was more of a celebration of his life - he was 93 and has so many beautiful grandchildren - a blessed life.  There was a lot of eating out and drinking with old friends, which was nice, but I am sure contributed to this week's gain.

My biggest problem right now is that I am not sure if I need a fill or not.  I am getting hungry quicker, but I am also getting stuck a lot.  There is no consistency with my restriction - Friday night Dan and I made pizza and I ate four slices!!  FOUR - I must be fucking crazy!  Granted, this was homemade pizza so the slices were pretty small compared to a regular pizza, but still.  But, then the next day I couldn't eat my lunch - a grilled chicken wrap.  I didn't even attempt the wrap, since I know my band is finicky.  I emptied the contents of the wrap out and began to eat the chicken slowly.  It took me over an hour and three trips to the bathroom.

I am really not sure what to do here, do I get a fill or do I really concentrate on proteins and see how that goes? I am just so scared that I am going to see the 200's again and that is just not an option...

A couple of photos I wanted to share with the group :)

A few weeks ago I went to the Poconos with my friends for a couple of days.  The weather was perfect and we had so much fun.  We really didn't do much, we drank lots of wine and made fabulous meals together.  After all I have been going through with work, it was just what I needed!

It was a little chilly the night we go up there, but it was so nice to sit outside with our wine after being stuck in the car for the drive there!

Our view from the back deck, I love fall!




Drinks and dinner at 21 Club a couple of weeks ago...


The drink in my hand is called a "Fig and Honey Old Fashioned"  - YUMMY!  The bartender was so excited because I was the first person to order it.  I told her it was fantastic and she said it was based on the pie she makes for Thanksgiving every year!

Us in our room at Hotel Bethlehem this weekend...


Um, another one with a drink in my hand....


That's about it for now, my little kittens!




8 comments:

Tina said...

I don't know if you can pick the amount of weight you will lose in a given week. I know it would set me up for failure..Look at the one pound frustration fiasco for example. My advice would be to only make goals about things you can control-drink water, exercise, eat protein first..that kind of thing. I also know that it takes at least two weeks for my good behavior to really show me the love on the scale.

Good Luck!!!

xxxooo

Gilly said...

A girl after my own heart! Cheers!

amandakiska said...

You are beautiful! It sounds like you had a fun weekend.

Hard to say about the fill. My thought is that you need to decide if you are getting stuck because you aren't chewing enough or are taking too big of bites. If so, the return of the hunger and ability to eat bigger quantities probably means you DO need a small tweak. Keep us posted!

Darlin1 said...

I agree with Gilly--CHEERS!!!

Linda said...

Oh I hate fickle bands - it makes it hard to get in a groove.
You look great, but I understand your fear of getting back over 200. I always gain after a week of exercise - maybe that's what happened?

Band-Babe said...

I haven't been to the Poconos in years. It's gorgeous! And you look gorgeous! And those drinks look gorgeous!

Joey said...

what a cute 'little red riding hood'! I love your hair, gorgeous!

Nicole said...

gorgeous photos! Your like me I am only happy with a drink in hand! Mostly I do lots of drink pic posts on fb so people will stop asking if I am pregnant lol