I did not intend to forego last week's update, but the week quickly got away from me and here we are today.
Last week I gained .8 pound. I knew it would happen as I ate most of the weekend before the weigh-in. I mean, I ate an entire cheeseball over the course of 3 days. Now, in the past I would have eaten the cheeseball in one sitting, at least I split it up this time, but still, an ENTIRE cheeseball? Seriously? So I was actually pleasantly surprised to see only a .8 pound gain. I expected much worse.
I really worked hard last week to follow my points. I counted every bite that went into my mouth until Friday. Friday was our 5 year anniversary and it is hard to count points for a burger and fries from Steak and Shake (our romantic lunch date!); however, I was very busy all weekend putting up Christmas decorations and shopping and making yummy treats (all to give away to others!). I did sample my creations, but did not overdo it. All of that paid off and I lost 4.4 pounds!
I was very surprised by the large number. I didn't expect such a big loss, but I am thrilled. This brings me up to a total loss of 99 pounds! I am extremely motivated to reach the 100 pound goal next week! Let's hope I can keep the motivation around through the week!