|Red line is a trend line, and the dots represent actual weigh-ins.|
I'm up a little from last week, putting my current weight at 178. I'm relieved that it is not higher.
I am going to limit myself to only weighing in on Wednesday from now on. I saw that I was up (181) yesterday after eating in the cafeteria, and became paranoid about being up again today, so I could not decide what to eat. I didn't pack a dinner, I didn't want to eat in the cafeteria... so I was sitting in my office hungry and ate vending-machine peanut-butter-and-cheese crackers. Dumb, about the worst possible choice, and probably saltier than anything in the cafeteria. I need to relax a little about weighing in and I need to be more proactive and thoughtful about actually planning my food. I had myself so paralyzed that I made the worst possible decision. There are good choices I can make in the cafeteria. I could just stick to the salad bar, for example.
I'm hoping to get things straightened out and do better for next week. Since I was a little ahead of my one-pound-per-week goal, I can get things straightened out if I stop being so nutty.
I ended up buying the dress pictured here from Gwynnie Bee. They have a try-and-buy program -- they will charge the card I use for my regular billing and send me another item from my closet. I love the way the dress looks and feels, and when I was looking for the link for Vickie, I realized it was sold out in my size. I got a price quote from them that was about the same as the clearance price from Macy's, and since this month is free for me because I won the video contest, I decided this would be a nice one to add to my closet permanently. Because the dress is designed to fit a little loose, I think it might fit me even at goal, but if it doesn't, I'll find it a good home. That would be a nice problem to have.