Since I'm now weighing every day, the Friday weigh-in has lost some of its, ahem, weight. I still look at how much I've lost in the past week (this week only 0.2 pounds, but staying THE SAME for this week when I was not perfect is not bad) and also look at weeks starting on Monday (the day our program rolls over to the next week).
This week I am looking at how I managed to not gain through eating out and some unscheduled cocktails, not to mention last weekend's "cheating". While I do plan to keep going down the scale, I feel pretty happy about just maintaining...15 pounds in less than 5 weeks is pretty darn good!
I am now at a weight where I feel comfortable and happy -- this is close to the top end of where I can say that. I think it would be nice to go down another 10-15 pounds just to give myself the up-leeway for holidays, etc. and I am going to stay very close to this program (with break for vacation in a week) indefinitely and see where it takes me. DB wants to lose 15 more pounds. I may have to keep this up to keep up with him! ;-)
BUT, going "off" a few days, I do see that I have to be more vigilant if I do "cheat" sometimes. I may maintain that way, but I will not lose. I watched DB have cocktails and a chile relleno (yes, that's relleno -- filled -- with potatoes and cheese!) on Wednesday night and have a cocktail, eat cheesecake and chips last night and still get on the scale this morning and weigh the same (20 lbs. down). I had cocktails on Wednesday night (allowed on plan) and one martini last night (not allowed)...otherwise totally on plan or even less and I went up over the past two days. I bemoan (yet again) how unfair this is!! But, it's how it goes... ;-)
The good thing is that I feel confident that, if I go right back on the strict plan, weight will get back on the down slide. This is a very good and powerful feeling. :-)
Wearing pants today that were tight when I bought them in December and today are loose enough that they are not that cute (DB's pants, on the other hand, are literally falling off him!). But it feels great to be back in smaller clothes...and feel like I look good in them. Having been a lot more overweight so much of my life, it's still hard for me to remember that even 5 pounds can make a difference in how clothes fit and look...and 15 can be huge. I keep thinking back to The Big Loss where it was at least 20 pounds between sizes...
This weekend I have a lot of errands to run pre-vacation (we leave next Saturday) and, other than that, blissfully unscheduled. I am tired from the last couple of weeks of fun so just lying in bed sounds pretty darn good. :-)