So, I have completed the first week of my 9 week challenge. My goal is to lose 11 lbs in the 9 weeks. Weighing in on Monday's ... and I'm down 1 lb. So not a bad start. Especially since I feel like I did not great with my eating on several days this week.
Today is Valentine's Day, and that's not a big deal for me. Never really has been. But I have been a little concerned because of all the chocolate that is usually around during this time of year. So far I've been pretty good about staying away from it (except for some Reese's Pieces on Saturday, couldn't help it). This morning at work we had an email to come down to one of our conference rooms and get a "Valentine's Day Surprise!". The surprise was a bottle of water and a big heart shaped cookie. I am super proud to say that I took the water but left the cookie!
That is one thing that I have noticed lately. That I am becoming more particular as to what I choose to have. I LOVE cookies. They are my favorite. My #1 cookie is a gooey chocolate chip one. I have a hard time resisting those. Before losing all this weight, I would eat any cookie. Even if it wasn't very good. Because it was a cookie! And I love cookies. But now, if I'm going to eat something, I want it to be delicious! So I don't settle for just any old crappy cookie anymore. I am sticking with the uber delicious gooey chocolate chip cookies. So seeing that plain boring (probably) hard as a rock heart shaped sugar cookie with gicky blue frosting on it just wasn't appealing to me. So I said no thank you. Yay for me!
I finished reading a book last night. Fallen by Lauren Kate. It was alright. Seemed to drag at points and then out of nowhere, bam! They packed all the fast paced important stuff into the last 2 chapters. There are more books in this series ... not sure if I'm going to read them or not. Next I'm starting Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - to read it before the TV series comes on HBO in April. I'm a little nervous about it since it is in the fantasy genre and I tend to have a hard time with those because of all the weird names and places that are made up and thus unfamiliar to me so I have difficulty keeping everything straight. But I'm going to give it a go! Of course I am also still listening to the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon on audiobook. I'm on the 4th book in the series, called Drums of Autumn. It is fantastic! I highly recommend it as outstanding reading.
Tonight is my monthly support group and I can't wait to see my friends (Hi Beth!) tonight. Last month it was canceled because of weather and the month before that I missed the meeting so it has been ages since I've seen everyone and I am super excited to get back into the swing. I need some pushing and encouragement to get through these next 10 lbs. Here we go!