Sunday, November 6, 2011

Challenge Week 8

Ok, confession time. 

The whole week went great. Really great.  Saturday morning I showed a 2 lb. + loss, despite me eating too much on Friday night.  Then I lost it.  Saturday started good.  We has a great morning out in service, then took 3 extra kids to The MN Science Museum and stayed there all day.  Then we brought pizza and breadsticks home.  And cookies.  All of course with gluten. 

Sigh. I indulged. 

Only because they smelled so good, I wasn't even overly hungry.  The stupid thing, is the mentality that, "Oh well, I already had a piece of pizza and a breadstick, I might as well have more.  I already had a cookie, I might as well have 2 more."  It was like I knew my body was already contaminated with the gluten so I might as well go all out.  Ya, I know, it doesn't make sense.  I didn't horribly binge or anything but I ate way too much and of course now I feel this brick of gluten in my belly.  Plus, the bread cravings are right back now.  Normally leftovers don't appeal to me but of course the leftover pizza and breadsticks in the fridge are driving me mad. 

Self inflicted torture.  That is what this is. I KNEW what would happen. Yet, I did it anyways. 

I'm sticking with the 2 lb. loss and hopefully after a couple of days of getting this crap out, we'll be back on track. 

**Ok, if you've been reading all this, I should tell you. I wrote the above this morning and never got around to finishing it. Now, it's 7:30 pm, I just finished my run for Brad's challenge AND, I just started my period. 


I hate to place blame on why I indulged in pizza this time and not before on the time of the month but I'm wondering if it's related. Sure, I've seen somewhat patterns before but never anything definitive.  Usually, I'm having my period and I'll say something stupid like, "I'm having my period, it's okay to have the cookie."  Yea, excuse. But this time, I didn't forsee that time of the month approaching (I never keep track) and I honestly didn't know WHAT came over me. 

Moral of the long winded annoying story, I need to keep track and try to recognize it if it happens again. 

Weight:  I'm sticking with Saturday morning's weight of minus 2 lbs.

Exercise:  Very good, keeping up with Brad's challenge. It's getting tougher and everytime I think I'm done and can go no further, I find strength and get through the next workout.  I'm amazed.  I still have my Monday night weight class and am trying to do more during the week of real exercise. 

Water:  Good up until this weekend.  Operation flush and hydration continues tomorrow.

Book:  I've been learning more and more about going gluten free and finding it easier and easier.  *cough cough* except for the above pizza incident. 

I know that my weight skyrockets during my period, like 4 pound gain type of thing so I'm not weighing myself until Saturday.  Plan, plan, plan and I'll have success.  Pizza is NOT planned this week. 

Here is this weeks menu plan. I might switch days for things though.


  1. TOM sucks!!! It's hard and emotions run high, cravings are terrible and it's hard to have self control but this week is a new week and you will get back on track and get moving. I am so glad you are doing so well with Brad's challenge. You've come to far to let this get you down. Keep working at it Debbi. Take care and God Bless!!

  2. It seems like an easy way out, but man, TOM is a biaaatch, lemme tell you, I understand! Try to keep an eye on it to see if you can identify patterns. I've started doing that, and I can really notice when certain cravings pop up (and the pizza ones ALWAYS do)

  3. It's so hard!!! I'm not going to coddle you, but I will sympathize with you. You have a plan, just stick with it. You're doing great!

  4. Aren't you glad you're trying to avoid the gluten? I feel so much better when I have just plain food. Gluten is not out of my life, but it's not present nearly as often as it once was, and man do I feel better! Keep up the good work.

  5. I think gluten free is a big thing for a lot of restaurants now a days cause they know people avoid it, some have to & others chose to, do there are gluten free pizza options:-). It's not always easy to eat healthy when you have a family cause they want things like pizza but the next time maybe make gluten free choices. You are doing great cause you keep at it, you got the exercise going & you are working on making the changes that you know will help you. Just keep at it!!

  6. Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how many times I've done that. Eaten one thing "bad" and then throw up my hands and the feeding frenzy begins!

    No worries, you've caught yourself after the fact instead of letting it string into days. . . Hugs!


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