This is my week 17 weigh-in or the week in which I showed Thanksgiving who was boss.
- Starting Weight: 353.4 lbs
- Last Week: 291.8 lbs
- Current Week: 289.2 lbs
- This week’s change: -2.6 lbs
- Change overall: -64.2 lbs
- Month 4 change: -15.2 lbs
15.2 pounds in one month! That’s twice what I lost in October. I am very pleased.
I followed Rachael’s tip: 1 plate of food, whatever I wanted, so long as it wasn’t piled high and my food didn’t touch.
I had also prepared Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars for the occasion. I subbed in nonfat Greek yogurt for the sour cream, and they came out to 4PP per bar. Totally delicious and worth it! They were a hit; no one had a clue they were eating “diet food.”
So, Thanksgiving dinner was a success. I valued it at about 25 PointsPlus, which was well within my dailies. Afterwards, my brother-in-law came over, and much drinking ensued. I had two Captain and Pepsi Max drinks (I’ll admit I pour them strong). I had told myself and my husband that I would only have one drink, so that was a bit of a fail. In turn, those drinks led to a little binge. I had half a piece of the cheesecake above, half a piece of pumpkin pie, and 3 cinnamon graham crackers with peanut butter.
The binge was better than it would have been in the past, but it was still a binge. It was still that feeling of being out-of-control. I have felt it nipping at my heels ever since, that urge to just let go and do it again. I’ve fought it, but it’s scary how easily that comes back. Lesson learned: Captain Morgan is my gateway drug. As such, I am whole-heartedly joining helloallyson in #nodrinkdecember.
In other news, the Skinny Snowman Challenge started yesterday. So far, it’s been a very positive experience, and I’m excited to try something new to help get through the holidays!
I plan to do my measurements tonight, so we will see if the tape tells a different story from the scale!
How was your Thanksgiving?