Every Wednesday, a group of my friends and I have long been weighing in and posting on another private blog that we have had since September. Last week was the first time I weighed in since starting down My Path. I was thrilled to post my weight. A week later, I'm 2 pounds heavier. Makes me stop and think. I do keep a food journal. And last week I was trying lots of new foods that really filled me up and were really healthy. But as I look back towards the end of the week, I kept some healthy food items, but resorted back to a few staples I had in my life before. Wine - and lots of it over the weekend. Chips and salsa - which isn't bad as long as that is kept to a minimum. But I love salsa and probably would put it on ANYTHING! So I need to figure out a way to exchange my whole grain chips with something else OR minimize my intact. The wine, I don't know what to do about that. If I were an alcoholic I'd panic - that's not the case. I just know I like wine and, again, in small amounts it should be okay. Now here presents an opportunity - today is Ash Wednesday. I sort of hate the fact that I always decide to give up some food/drink for Lent. Not because it's hard to do - I actually like that challenge. But because maybe what I give up should be more? But here, we go I'll state it here - I'm giving up wine for Lent.
One thing I need to figure out, I'm walking almost every day on average 2 miles. And my eatting is much better than it was 2 weeks ago, so why isn't the scale doing anything different? I hate the 160's. When I finally DO get out of the 160's, and I will get out of the 160's, I am never coming back to them again!!!