Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Weigh-in Thursday


Starting weight: 85.3 kg
Last week: 82.9
This week: 81.9
Loss this week: 1.0 kg
Total loss: 3.4 kg

I am very happy with a loss of 1.0 kg (2.2 pounds) this week. The line on the graph is still going down down down. And 3.4 kg in four weeks is great.

It is just under two weeks until my 44th birthday. I don't have plans for a party this year. I just don't have the energy to spare, I would rather sleep than stay up late! And party food is still a bit scary for me. I need to practice being around it, I suppose. I'm supposed to have gone to a restaurant by now to practice making good choices and not overeating. I'll do that for my birthday. I'll be fighting feelings of entitlement ("but it's my birthday!"), maybe that is a bad time to start?

The tradition here is for the birthday person to chose the entire menu for that day. Well I'm the mum so I do that every other day of the year anyway! But we have a special breakfast, junky snacks after school, favourite dinner, and dessert (we only have dessert here on special occasions or with visitors). I really don't want to totally ignore my diet, not even for one day! It will be a Wednesday, which means I won't have the car. Or maybe I will, I think Tim and the kids will probably stay home instead of going to karate lessons on my birthday.

So here is the plan: something special for breakfast but not too much of it. Normal food while the kids are at school; fruit for morning tea, a nice but healthy lunch that I take a bit of extra care with. Afternoon tea when the kids get home... hmmm not sure. Right now I am feeling a lot of resistance to not having a mini party with them, like cake and some chips (but it's my birthday!). I need to work on how I feel about that, considering I will be having extra calories a couple of other times throughout the day. Cake in the afternoon instead of dessert after dinner? Because maybe dinner out. I'm thinking Thai food which has lots of healthy options. We don't like Asian desserts so cake for afternoon tea might be a nice festive alternative. Overall, I'm planning to allow myself to have more calories than usual but not too many more. Not an all-day binge. A weight gain wouldn't be a very nice birthday present to myself.


  1. Nice weigh-in!! Natalie, you're doing incredible things. Let me be early in wishing you a Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for all of your support for me. I hope you don't mind me adding your blog to my reading list.

  2. Thanks Sean, love for you to do that.