Stress and weight loss is a funny thing. First thing that comes to my mind... A few years ago, I ran into an old friend that had always been a bit on the heavy side. I remember before we met up, my husband mentioned that her husband had been cheating on her. When I saw her, I couldn't believe my eyes! She was sooo skinny and toned- she'd become obsessed with working out after finding out about her husband's affair. She told me that she just "couldn't eat with all the stress." I will always remember her saying that and WISHING that stress would do that to me. It doesn't. The ball of stress in the pit of my stomach is, somehow, comforted by shoving food down my throat!
I do think that under those circumstances, maybe you would really want to look hot just to make him feel the regret like the ass he is and wish he could have 'it'- (in my friend's case, they are back together and everything worked out the way she wanted.) Unfortunately, my husband is NOT having an affair, so I won't be able to test that theory. My stress is of other varieties, but if anyone wants to take my husband, I'd definitely be OK with that.
Valentine's Day lived up to my expectations- it sucked ass- we argued a lot and I didn't even get the anticipated left over box of chocolates. Which, at least, meant my only temptation were the Dove Chocolates that I bought for my kids (which I am proud to announce I only ate 2 and they were dark chocolate which is loaded with antioxidants- so it was practically like eating 2 tomatoes- QUITE the accomplishment!)
I made my husband's favorite dinner, homemade beef stroganoff (because I'm too fucking nice- that's why)
Guess which plate is mine?
Sunday, getting ready for church, I really didn't think that the pants that I could NOT button the week before were going to be an option, but I tried- and, though they were snug- they fit! So regardless of what the scale reads, that's a victory to me!
I went to the gym 4 times this week (the only day I didn't, was when I was sick), ate smaller portions of foods, NO TREATS (which is totally killing me, by the way) and did a DVD workout on Saturday in my Valentine's rage. It is a great workout that I've used for years (Debbie Sieber's Slim in Six that I paid a small fortune for during a weak insomniac night off of an informercial). I am still sore from that workout and think I might try to start incorporating it into everyday- I really like the way that it kills me- no pain -no gain, right?
Last week 147lbs----------- This week...
4 more lbs lost
total of 7 lbs
This next week's goal- to get into Red Carpet shape by Sunday for my correspondent duties (it's only online- so I don't even have to wear pants, actually, but I can pretend). Join us for the Oscar Twitter Party- Jen from Daily Mish Mash's marvelous brainchild of tweeting the Oscar Red Carpet.
How was your week? It's never too late to join in- if you want to keep track of your progress with us and get some cheerleading along the way...