Yesterday I had my first "I love my band" experience.
We ordered in lunches for a group of employees working here, but are from a plant on the other side of the country. They are here for 4 weeks, go home for a week and then back here for 3. Anyhoo...they were having lunch with our plant manager, so we ordered their lunches and my boss told me and my co-worker to order lunches for ourselves.
Well...we ordered from a famous local place known for their BBQ sauce. We ordered pulled pork sandwiches, kettle chips and a huge salad. Coworker and I got ours and set it aside while we took the group theirs and then we went and weighed in for WW.
SIDE NOTE - I lost one pound this week. More on that in a minute!
We came back and started to eat. I had looked at the nutritionals on this. I decided to not eat the chips - too risky at that moment. I took off an eyeballed portion of about 2oz of the pulled pork and then had my big salad. I started eating. Seriously - 2oz of meat and I was STUFFED!!!! A little salad with Blue Cheese. That's it!! More than 2/3 of my lunch still sat there.
Merely 2 weeks earlier and I would have inhaled it all and been looking for some dessert!! :)
Loving my band!
Now...the weight loss. I lost 1 pound. I've watched Biggest Loser enough to know that you don't lose big forever or every week, but I was kinda disappointed. After going 2 weeks without the official weigh in at WW and losing 12.something and then 1 measly pound.
Of course this led to self doubt and being hard on myself. I'm surely going to be the person who fails at this. I knew I wouldn't do it. AGAIN. It was too good to be true. Blah blah blah blah blah.
I snapped out of it. But, This is clearly the beginning of the mind work that needs to be done. I mean - seriously - I went from the weigh in to a tiny lunch. Also 2 weeks ago, 1 pound lost would have meant FREEDOM! Eat away!! But I had a tiny tiny lunch! woo hoo!!
I know I can do this. I feel the difference more and more each time I make good choices and bad choices and their effect on my body. I am more and more aware of all of the craziness around us regarding food and bad choices that are available. I will succeed. It will take time. But I can do this.
How about you all? Have you had "tiny meal" experiences? Small weight loss trying to mess with your mind experiences?