At exactly 6:48 a.m. this morning, I stepped on the scale having no idea what to expect. Mr. B came running when he heard the scream. Then he asked if 911 needed to be called when I began to hyperventilate! I knew it would be painful and it was. This mornings weight was 159.5, a gain of seven pounds from the low of 152.5 I reached on August 15. The sidebar will only show a gain of five pounds for the month of August. It is done, I have confessed it and have moved on. Reaching my goal of 138 by year-end will be challenging, but is doable. I am hoping that with a few days of clean eating, I'll lose a little of it quickly since I gained it so quickly. If I don't, that's o.k. too. I'll reach goal when I reach it. The point is, I am confident that I'll reach it at the "right" time.
Today has been a very busy, but good day. I've realized that some adjustments to the rigid plan I had set for myself need to be made. The "no dining out" thing just isn't going to happen. MIL and I worked through another ton of business things today and although we've reached a compromise, she insists on taking me out to lunch on the days we work together. Please understand that FIL was a very picky eater and never enjoyed eating out even when he was healthy. This is a whole new world for MIL and she is eating it up (no pun intended!!). Her delight brings me joy and I absolutely will not do anything to dampen that for her. Our compromise is that we will eat out, but I always choose the place and I tell her in advance what I'm going to order. She promises to hold me accountable. This worked perfectly today, so we'll see how it goes.
Today's greatest joy: Seeing the look of sheer relief on MIL's face when we crossed last item off our list of things to do today.
Today's weight: 159.5
I'm off to choir practice. Our Minister of Music is on vacation and Mr. B always "subs," so someone's gotta be there to give him a hard time. I'm really good at that..........and don't you agree he needs to be punished for yesterday's "butt" shot??