Saturday, July 24, 2010

ONE SEVEN (pause for dramatic effect...)

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Would you still believe me if I said my number doesn't matter? I've been waiting for my monthly water weight to drop off and after peeing like a race horse through the night (which by the way is not as easy as it sounds now with my new super china and all, I really have to focus when I have to pee badly)... I will be honest and admit that I couldn't wait to jump on the scale this morning to finally see 172. Well, that wasn't going to happen because the number 171.4 came up instead. Fine by me...

So here's what I think my deal is with my "number". I'm like most girls, and want a lower one. But if I have to work excessively for it... then I'm happy right where I am and maintenance eating has been no stress at all. The changes in my eating that I've made since my band are now usually effortless (excluding extreme stress or extreme pms or heaven forbid the two at the same time)... however eating a couple of bites of everything is now the norm. It's just how I eat.

How have I lost these two pounds? Wine, klondike bars, bbq ribs, t-bone steak, party food. For me, working my band and abandoning the "diet" mentality, means no more calorie restriction and no more off limits or bad foods. It means that I find delicious healthy food because I want to, not because I feel guilty to. It means that exercise is also not anything to feel guilty about... I don't have a regimine, but I incorporate activity into my daily life.

Diets and guilt have failed me. I'm happy for 171 and I'm even happier that my band has given me a weight loss tool for life. And, the further out I get, the more I'm convinced that this is truly for life. Thin is good, but healthy is priceless. Love it.

8 comments:

  1. Amen Sister! This is beautifully written, you are such an inspiration to us all. Congrats on 171! *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at Band Camp..." Check out my blog at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

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  2. Ooh you missed that 172 completely. Congrats. I am SO glad you're happy for 171 because that's what its all about. Realising that we have hit a spot where we are comfy and sticking it to. xx

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  3. Love the sound of 171!!!!I so want to get to that point! I am still scale obsessed...Love your attitude.. and confidence in handling the band.. hope to be in that same place (someday) ;)

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  4. Great post...I so want to have your confidence! You are such an inspiration to me!

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  5. Holy shit - did you say Klondike bars. Just one more reason I love you so! You skinny little shit....I loves you!

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  6. You are such an inspiration! I so aspire to not obsess about the scale, I hope to get there soon.

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  7. "Thin is good, but healthy is priceless"...what a wonderful statement for us all to remember! Congrats on the scale victory!

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