Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday #7

Lucky number Se7en.

Obviously my black cat, Cobweb, who crosses my path all the time,  the spider I squished on the kitchen floor on Thursday, and the ladder I walked under on purpose had no effect on WIW this week...except that it is raining right now.  Damn that spider!  Though, that was probably because I forgot my umbrella today....sorry I made it rain, Victoria.  Murphy's Law.

Mama Spitfyre's House of Voodoo - our elixirs really work!
This week I'm down 4.2 pounds!  That's a grand total of 31.1 pounds lost and just a hair over 10% of my body gone!  I guess I had some good ju-ju stored up somewhere. 

Starting weight:  292.1
1st weigh-in:  286.8
2nd weigh-in:  280.1
3rd weigh-in:  276.4
4th weigh-in:  274.1 
5th weigh-in:  270.6
6th weigh-in:  266.2
7th weigh-in:  262
As Lafayette Reynolds would say:  "Well you go ahead on, hooker, with your badass. Good for you."

su·per·sti·tion: a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary

I have this notion that food is my enemy and should be handled with extreme caution...I am a food addict after all.  Before I started this challenge, I ate a plethora of the unhealthy with "emotional reckless abandon" and now I am nearly too particular with what I put in my body.  The very thought of relinquishing some control and allowing someone else to do the cooking or going to a restaurant scares the bejezus out of me.  But, that is real life.  And, I can't live my life in fear, now can I?  So this past week, I took Eleanor Roosevelt's advice, and I did a couple things that spooked me:
  1. I allowed someone else to cook a meal in which I indulged (Thanks Michelle, it was delicious xox)
  2. I ate the full allotment of my calories for the week
What?  Why have I been choosing to ignore the experts for so long?  Both my trainer and my dietitian have been on my case about eating the right things in the right amounts at the right times, yet my brain was still stuck in eat less, lose more mode.  Well, no longer...down 4.2 pounds and eating more food?  Haha...I'd say that is superstition debunked!
Jonathan and do that voodoo that you do so well.
Voodoo Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

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