Saturday actually started out great, my son's Regional game was cancelled due to overnight rains. That meant our family could all stay and get ready for and attend his Open House for Graduation. Yeah!!!
The weekend problem was the Open Houses and there are more coming for the next two weekend.
I didn't eat much at my son's Open House because I was so busy greeting people. I grabbed some food before I started cleaning up. I hadn't eaten hardly anything all day. The things I grabbed weren't all that healthy, but I didn't get much. The problem? Cake!!
We had 3/4 of a sheet cake left. You all know this is my biggest problem. The same thing as birthday cake. I tried to get people to take some home, but I ended up with most of it. I ate 3 pieces between Saturday and Sunday. Every time I walked through the room the cake called my name. I know what a drug addict must go through. I can not deal with cake sitting in my house. I would get rid of it, but my husband would throw a fit! I'm not sure if I would get rid of it or not. I can't have a little bit of sugar and walk away. It just keeps calling me back.
I sent a bunch of cake with my husband to work today and I sent a bunch to my friend's house. It is slowly dwindling away.
The last time I ate a piece of cake it took about three days to get rid of the cravings. I hope it doesn't take longer this time. I am going to lose my weight and keep it off.
I guess I am learning from my mistakes and I am trying to look for the worst triggers and avoid them.
I felt bad today, I was a little nauseous, my head hurt, and I was tired. That is what sugar does to me, yet I crave it. It that how someone who is addicted to drugs feels. The after affects still do not deter them from using.
I really don't think I ate enough to gain 2 pounds, and all week my weight had been very stable. I hope that means I will see a drop again in a day or two. I am in this for the long haul, a gain doesn't mean that much. I will lose more in the future and I am 15 pounds lighter than when I started. Luckily, I didn't jump back into the 170's, that would have bothered me.
I can't have cake in my house. I have been able to avoid it at functions, but not in my house. I will not bring cake home again. I will allow my husband to just bring enough home for him and he will need to keep it from me.
Maybe after I have been away from sugar longer I will be able to walk by it and not be tempted. Just not yet!
Next week, I will attend Open Houses and not eat any sugar. I have made my mind up to that! I may not eat everything that is healthy, but I will not eat sugar. I will eat mostly fruits and veggies, and things that are good for me. I will be able to walk away and go right back to healthy eating.
Loss 15.0 pounds total
Starting weight - 184.5
Week one - 180.0
Week two - 179.5
Week three - 179.0
Week four - 178.5
Week six - 176.0
Week seven - skipped, was on vacation
Week eight - 181.5
Week nine - 174.0
Week ten - 172.5
Week eleven - 172.0
Week twelve - 171.5
Week thirteen - 170.5
Week Fourteen - 172.0
Week Fifteen - 167.5
Week Sixteen - 169.5
Warning scale is 3 pounds light!