Monday, October 20, 2008

There's Less of Me to Love

So, my birthday went off without a hitch. Everybody was well. I take all the credit of course. I used the old reverse psychology trick. Expect everything to go right and it will go to hell in a handbasket. Expect everything to go wrong and everything will be just peachy. And it was. Peachy, that is.

Mr. Daddy gave me a gift certificate to a spa for an hour massage. (Squee!) My stepsister gave me a gift card to Starbucks -- just in time for gingerbread lattes! Yum! And my other stepsister gave me a beautiful Venetian glass necklace and matching earrings. My mom gave me tickets to a Georgia game earlier in the season, but on Saturday cooked me a delicious meal and a completely decadent and weight watcher- busting chocolate cake.

I also received two bloggy awards, which I will acknowledge more fully later today. Thanks so much ladies! Those awards made my day!

Speaking of weight watchers, I twittered this today, but I am only .2 pounds away from my 10% weight loss goal, which was 15 pounds. It's taken me 16 weeks to get the weight off, but I figure the slower it comes off, the more likely it is to stay off. I'm not sure how much more I want to lose -- probably not more than 5 pounds more. I'm pretty happy with where I am now since I was able to get into a pair of size 8 pants on Friday for the first time in AGES!

I'm really proud of myself for sticking with it this time. I'm starting to notice a real shift in my eating habits. For one thing, I'm starting to pay real attention to when I'm full and actually trying to stop eating before I feel stuffed. And I'm doing a much better job at it than I used to. I'm also thinking about what I eat before I put it in my mouth -- is it worth it? Sometimes it is, but sometimes it isn't. I've worked hard to lose this weight and sometimes that snack is just not worth putting the weight back on.

11 comments:

calicobebop said...

Congratulations! I'm so envious - I keep falling off and climbing back on the weight loss wagon.

Oh, and BTW - Happy Birthday!!! Glad you had a wonderful time!

AndreAnna said...

Great for you!

Enjoy your spa day!

Lauren said...

DAMN YOU ARE FABULOUS!!!

Good job! However I will expect you to make some exceptions for another girls lunch out!

Fannie said...

Well happy birthday AND congratulations!

Laurel said...

That is fabulous!!!! I am so impressed. 15 pounds is an amazing success.

And as in interesting note: My husband got me a spa massage for my birthday too! Is it because we're both Libras? Hope you loved yours as much as I loved mine. Heaven!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!! And congrats on your weight loss!!!!! I was there just a few months ago and felt the bliss. Now I am undoing all the good I did. Next week is my bday and I would love to get back to the bliss as a present to myself! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

That Chick Over There said...

WW kicks a! :) So do you!

Happy Birthday!

Burgh Baby said...

I think you gave yourself one hella good birthday present sticking to your diet so well. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

for a different kind of girl said...

How fabulous!! I'm proud of you! I know how hard that first goal can be, but it definitely sounds like you're on the right track and have a great frame of mind that is going to lead you directly to success! Congratulations!

Happy birthday!!

Karen said...

Congrats on the weight loss! That is incredibly hard work. Enjoy that spa day, you earned it!

Katie in MA said...

Oh my goodness! I got and get busy for a few days and LOOK AT ALL THIS GOOD NEWS! This is going to be your year, I just know it! Happy Birthday!!!